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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, January 17, 2008

Stronger than average showing from Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? powers Fox to a first place finish on the evening among adults 18-49.

CBS, however, took the night among households and viewers thanks to strong performances from the nights most-watched program CSI (which was a repeat) and Without a Trace.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with an 8.0/13 household rating/share and 12.15 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 2.9/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.8/14 HH rating [#1]
    • 13.54M viewers [#1]
    • 3.5/9 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Without a Trace (6.1/10 HH rating/share, 9.09M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a repeat of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (9.1/14 HH rating/share, 14.15M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation):
      • Households – 11.2/17
      • Viewers – 18.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/12
  • 10:00 p.m.: An original episode of Without a Trace (8.8/15 HH rating/share, 13.22M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for CBS.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.3/16 to 8.8/15
      • Viewers – 13.83M to 13.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9 to 3.3/9

Fox followed in second place for the evening with a 6.1/10 household rating/share and 10.14 million viewers, but managed a strong first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.5/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.2/8 HH rating [#t3]
    • 8.39M viewers [#3]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (7.0/11 HH rating/share, 11.50M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.2/10 to 7.0/11
      • Viewers – 10.01M to 11.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 3.7/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 8.77M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.2/6 to 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 6.74M to 8.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 3.4/9

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.1/8 household rating/share and 7.73 million viewers, but was a bit stronger among adults 18-49, where the network placed second for the evening with a 3.2/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.2/8 HH rating [#t3]
    • 8.01M viewers [#4]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of My Name Is Earl (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.63M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share) and The Office (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.82M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (My Name is Earl):
      • Households – 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 7.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9
    • Last week’s numbers (30 Rock):
      • Households – 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 5.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Celebrity Apprentice (5.9/9 HH rating/share, 8.99M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 5.9/9
      • Viewers – 8.18M to 8.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9 to 3.9/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: ER (5.9/10 HH rating/share, 8.97M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.1/10 to 5.9/10
      • Viewers – 9.07M to 8.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9 to 3.5/9

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.0/8 household rating/share, 7.24 million viewers and a 2.5/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.7/12 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.41M viewers [#2]
    • 4.2/11 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (6.4/10 HH rating/share, 9.52M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.7/11 to 6.4/10
      • Viewers – 9.86M to 9.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.0/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Grey’s Anatomy (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 7.41M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Grey’s Anatomy):
      • Households – 11.6/17
      • Viewers – 17.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.1/17
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Big Shots (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 4.78M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.4/7 to 3.5/6
      • Viewers – 6.29M to 4.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 1.8/5

The CW was left in fifth place earning a 1.7/3 household rating/share, 2.52 million viewers and a 1.0/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.3/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.19M viewers [#5]
    • 0.8/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Smallville (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.68M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a repeat of Supernatural (1.6/2 HH rating/share, 2.36M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share).
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 “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, January 24, 2008.

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