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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, October 19, 2007

CBS takes Friday with improved performances from its entire lineup. ABC and NBC are competitive in second and third among households and viewers, with NBC taking second among adults 18-49.

Fox’s series premiere of Next Great American Band debuts with horrible numbers.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.7/10 household rating/share, 8.81 million viewers and a 2.4/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.5/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 8.40M viewers [#1]
    • 2.3/8 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (5.8/11 HH rating/share, 8.92M viewers, 2.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.7/10 to 5.8/11
      • Viewers – 8.90M to 8.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/9 to 2.4/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Moonlight (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 7.78M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.5/8 to 5.1/9
      • Viewers – 7.10M to 7.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.1/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (6.3/12 HH rating/share, 9.72M viewers, 2.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.0/11 to 6.3/12
      • Viewers – 9.16M to 9.72M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/8 to 2.7/9

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.3/9 household rating/share and 7.61 million viewers, but was third place among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.4/10 HH rating [#2]
    • 7.83M viewers [#2]
    • 2.0/7 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.8/9 HH rating/share, 6.75M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.0/7 to 4.8/9
      • Viewers – 5.70M to 6.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 1.7/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Women’s Murder Club (6.5/12 HH rating/share, 9.67M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 7.3/13 to 6.5/12
      • Viewers – 10.85M to 9.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/8 to 2.0/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: Men In Trees (4.4/8 HH rating/share, 6.42M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (second season premiere):
      • Households – 4.9/9 to 4.4/8
      • Viewers – 7.05M to 6.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 1.7/5

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.0/9 household rating/share and 7.44 million viewers but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.9/9 HH Rating [#3]
    • 7.57M viewers [#3]
    • 2.0/7 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (6.2/12 HH rating/share, 9.32M viewers, 2.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.4/12 to 6.2/12
      • Viewers – 10.21M to 9.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/8 to 2.0/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Friday Night Lights (3.7/7 HH rating/share, 5.48M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.6/6 to 3.7/7
      • Viewers – 5.46M to 5.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.9/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: Las Vegas (5.0/10 HH rating/share, 7.51M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.8/9 to 5.0/10
      • Viewers – 7.16M to 7.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.1/7

FOX finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.1/4 household rating/share and 3.57 million viewers, but managed a fourth place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.5/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.8/9 HH rating [#4]
    • 7.07M viewers [#4]
    • 2.3/7 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Next Great American Band (2.1/4 HH rating/share, 3.57M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (MLB ALCS Game 1):
      • Households – 4.8/9 to 2.1/4
      • Viewers – 7.42M to 3.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/8 to 1.5/5

The CW followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.7/5 household rating/share and 4.66 million viewers, but was fifth among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.6/5 HH rating [#5]
    • 4.44M viewers [#5]
    • 1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: Friday Night Smackdown! (2.7/5 HH rating, 4.66M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.6/5 to 2.7/5
      • Viewers – 4.53M to 4.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.4/5

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonights episode of “Numb3rs” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, October 26, 2007.

Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research and PIFeedback