Tips?

Got any tips? Send them here

Get in Touch

Comments/Suggestions?

Have a question or comment you'd like to send my way?

Send your e-mail here

I'll do my best to read and respond to your e-mails.

Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, November 16, 2007

CBS remained a solid first place for the evening, while ABC and NBC battled it out for second, with ABC coming out on top among households, but NBC taking second among viewers and adults 18-49, thanks in large part to the evening’s most-watched program (Deal or No Deal).

Numb3rs was the evening’s most-watched series series among adults 18-49.

Over at ABC, Women’s Murder Club was unable to take advantage of its Thursday night special showing after Grey’s Anatomy, as the series posted week-to-week losses.

My full analysis follows after the jump.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 6.0/10 household rating/share, 9.30 million viewers and a 2.7/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.0/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 9.27M viewers [#1]
    • 2.7/8 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (6.2/11 HH rating/share, 9.45M viewers, 2.7/9 A18-49 rating/share) opened up the evening for CBS with just slight declines from the week prior, however it was still strong enough to hold on to first place among adults 18-49, pacing just slightly ahead of NBC’s Deal or No Deal.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.4/11 to 6.2/11
      • Viewers – 9.85M to 9.45M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/9 to 2.7/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Moonlight (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 8.20M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share) seems to have rebound a bit, as it managed to post gains from the week prior (more significantly among adults 18-49 where it was up by 8%) and managed to maintain 100% retention from its lead-in among adults 18-49, despite falling off some among households and viewers.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.0/8 to 5.1/9
      • Viewers – 7.90M to 8.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.7/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (6.7/12 HH rating/share, 10.24M viewers, 2.8/9 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for CBS as the network’s top-rated series, and the evening’s most-watched series among adults 18-49. Additionally, it showed solid growth from its lead-in of 2.04 milion or 24% among viewers, 31% among households and 4% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/12 to 6.7/12
      • Viewers – 9.94M to 10.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.8/8

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.1/9 household rating/share, but was a little further behind in third place among both viewers (7.26 million) and adults 18-49 (1.8/5 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 5.3/9 HH rating [#2]
    • 7.63M viewers [#2]
    • 1.8/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Men In Trees (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 6.40M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share) perked up just a bit, managing growth of 370,000 or 6% among viewers, 5% among households and 7% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 6.03M to 6.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.6/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Women’s Murder Club (6.2/11 HH rating/share, 8.94M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share) failed to take advantage of its special post-Grey’s Anatomy airing on Thursday night. Then again, that airing actually only improved the show’s performance among adults 18-49. Compared to the week prior, the show was off by 660,000 or 7% among viewers, 5% among households and 10% among adults 18-49. More negative, however, was that the program fell off quite dramatically among adults 18-49, falling 40% from that Thursday episode.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Thursday, November 15):
      • Households – 5.7/10 to 6.2/11
      • Viewers – 8.38M to 8.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 1.8/6
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/11 to 6.2/11
      • Viewers – 9.60M to 8.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 1.8/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 6.44M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for ABC off a bit from the week prior among total viewership, but did stay even among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.9/9 to 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 6.93M to 6.44M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.8/6

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.0/9 household rating/share, but was a stronger second among both viewers (7.78 million) and adults 18-49 (2.2/7 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 4.8/8 HH Rating [#3]
    • 7.40M viewers [#3]
    • 1.9/6 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (6.7/12 HH rating/share, 10.66M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share) was not only the night’s most-watched program among households and viewers, but also grew very respectably from the week prior, increasing by 1.03 million or 11% among viewers, 10% among households and 24% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.1/11 to 6.7/12
      • Viewers – 9.63M to 10.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.6/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: It’s nice to see that Friday Night Lights (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 5.96M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share), a favorite series of mine, is staying consistent, as it managed to grow by 400,000 or 7% among viewers, 8% among households and 11% among adults 18-49. These are by no means great numbers, but for a Friday, they are respectable. Additionally, it was a solid second place among adults 18-49 for the hour.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.6/6 to 3.9/7
      • Viewers – 5.56M to 5.96M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.1/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: Las Vegas (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 6.74M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share) finished off the evening for NBC on par from the week prior among households and viewers, but managed to post a slight gain among adults 18-49 of 11%. There are still negatives though, as the show isn’t as strong as it was the year prior, and it was also unable to match its lead-in among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.5/8 to 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 7.01M to 6.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 2.0/6

The CW followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.7/5 household rating/share and 4.67 million viewers, but was just out of fourth place in fifth among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.9/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.82M viewers [#4]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 9:00 p.m.: Friday Night Smackdown! (2.7/5 HH rating, 4.67M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating) is one of The CW’s most consistent and strong performers and that was in effect in this performance as well.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.85M to 4.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.4/4

FOX finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.3/4 household rating/share and 3.71 million viewers, but managed to slip just by The CW to take fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 1.5/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.8/5 HH rating [#5]
    • 4.50M viewers [#5]
    • 1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Next Great American Band (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.48M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share) continues on its low-rated run.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.7/3 to 1.6/3
      • Viewers – 2.60M to 2.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.1/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: After a strong outing last week, Don’t Forget the Lyrics (3.0/6 HH rating/share, 4.94M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share) took a significant plunge downward, shedding 1.35 million viewers (21%), 21% among households and 18% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.8/6 to 3.0/6
      • Viewers – 6.29M to 4.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 1.8/6

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 “Deal or No Deal” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, November 23, 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

  • lou

    I just don’t get why Friday Night Lights has not caught on, it is without a doubt one of the best shows on TV . Is it the time slot???

  • lou

    I just don’t get why Friday Night Lights has not caught on, it is without a doubt one of the best shows on TV . Is it the time slot???