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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fox carries the evening thanks to a strong performance from American Idol and week two of The Moment of Truth.

Despite still strong numbers from both shows, there were somewhat significant declines from the week prior, especially with The Moment of Truth, which saw its audience shrink by 22% or more than 5 million viewers.

Elsewhere on the evening, a better than average performance out of a special enhanced edition of the Lost season three finale (season four premieres this evening), gave ABC a rare second place finish on the evening among adults 18-49.

My full analysis of the nights ratings follows after the jump.

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 12.4/19 household rating/share, 21.60 million viewers and a 8.9/22 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 14.1/21 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 25.02M viewers [#1]
    • 10.5/26 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (14.4/22 HH rating/share, 25.33M viewers, 9.9/26 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:00-10:00):
      • Households – 15.1/23 to 14.4/22
      • Viewers – 27.09M to 25.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 10.9/28 to 9.9/26
  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Moment of Truth (10.4/16 HH rating/share, 17.87M viewers, 7.8/20 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 12.9/19 to 10.4/16
      • Viewers – 23.05M to 17.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 9.9/22 to 7.8/20

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.7/10 household rating/share and 9.95 million viewers, but fell to third place among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 7.1/11 [#2]
    • Viewers – 10.79M [#2]
    • A18-49 – 3.0/7 [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m: A repeat of Deal or No Deal (6.4/10 HH rating/share, 9.83M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Deal or No Deal):
      • Households – 8.5/13
      • Viewers – 13.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9
  • 9:00 p.m: A repeat (remember, the season originally aired on USA Network) of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (6.0/9 HH rating/share, 8.90M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Law & Order: Criminal Intent-REPEAT):
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 6.0/9
      • Viewers – 8.21M to 8.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5 to 2.3/6
  • 10:00 p.m: And an original episode of Law & Order (7.6/13 HH rating/share, 11.12M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.1/12 to 7.6/13
      • Viewers – 10.35M to 11.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 3.2/8

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.0/8 household rating/share and 7.62 million viewers, but managed a stronger second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 4.1/6 [#4]
    • Viewers – 6.11M [#4]
    • A18-49 – 2.2/6 [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 5.79M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.7/6 to 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 5.27M to 5.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.2/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: And an enhanced (related article here) version of the season three finale of Lost (5.5/8 HH rating/share, 8.54M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share) closed out the evening for ABC. Don’t forget that the season four premiere of Lost is tomorrow night!
    • Last week’s numbers (Supernanny):
      • Households – 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 7.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7
    • Last week’s numbers (Cashmere Mafia):
      • Households – 3.8/6
      • Viewers -5.58M
      • Adults 18-49 -2.0/5

CBS followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.7/7 household rating/share, 6.99 million viewers and a 1.9/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 6.1/10 [#3]
    • Viewers – 9.48M [#3]
    • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/6 [#3]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of The New Adventures of Old Christine (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.04M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share) and (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 4.84M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Power of 10):
      • Households – 2.6/4
      • Viewers – 3.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.8/2
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Criminal Minds (5.9/9 HH rating/share, 8.76M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Criminal Minds):
      • Households – 7.9/12
      • Viewers – 12.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: And a repeat of CSI: NY (5.0/9 HH rating/share, 7.27M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share) closed the night for CBS.
    • Last week’s numbers (CSI: NY):
      • Households – 7.4/12
      • Viewers – 11.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.9/1 household rating/share, 1.17 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 1.0/1 [#5]
    • Viewers – 1.31M [#5]
    • Adults 18-49 – 0.6/1 [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The season, or perhaps series?, finale of Crowned: The Mother of all Pageants (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.40M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere to season finale numbers (December 12, 2007):
      • Households – 1.7/3 to 1.0/2
      • Viewers – 2.46M to 1.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 0.6/2
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 0.9/1 to 1.0/2
      • Viewers – 1.37M to 1.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.6/2
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of One Tree Hill (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 936,000 viewers, 0.4/1 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 “American Idol” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, February 6, 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