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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, March 3, 2008

ABC’s 20/20 special on the Royal Family lifted the network to first place on the evening among households and viewers, despite the poor performance from lead-out October Road.

Fox, however, managed to tie with ABC among adults 18-49 thanks to two back-to-back episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, including the first season finale.

Elsewhere on the evening, NBC placed third with its combination of reality (My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad and Deal or No Deal) and Medium.

CBS took third, while The CW’s new edition of The Pussycat Dolls Present continues to perform poorly, leaving that network in a very distant last place.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 7.7/12 household rating/share, 11.21 million viewers and a tie for first among among adults 18-49 with a 3.1/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.6/14 HH rating [#1]
    • 12.71M viewers [#1]
    • 3.6/9 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The two-hour 20/20 Special: The Royal Family (9.7/14 HH rating/share, 14.16M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: October Road (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 5.30M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (February 18, 2008):
      • Households – 3.0/5 to 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 4.26M to 5.30M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4 to 2.0/5
    • Last week’s numbers (A Raisin In The Sun – 8:00-11:00):
      • Households – 8.6/13
      • Viewers – 12.69M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.7/9 household rating/share and 9.06 million viewers, but fell to third place among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/10 HH rating [#2]
    • 10.25M viewers [#2]
    • 3.2/8 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Moving into its new time slot was My Dad is Better Than Your Dad (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 7.27M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9:00-10:00)::
      • Households – 4.5/7 to 4.3/7
      • Viewers – 7.80M to 7.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.4/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (6.7/10 HH rating/share, 10.80M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:00-9:00):
      • Households – 9.2/14 to 6.7/10
      • Viewers – 15.43M to 10.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 3.1/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: Medium (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 9.11M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 6.0/10
      • Viewers – 7.61M to 9.11M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 3.0/8

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 5.4/9 household rating/share and 8.22 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.5/9 HH rating [#3]
    • 8.38M viewers [#3]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: A repeat of How I Met Your Mother (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.85M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by Welcome to the Captain (3.6/5 HH rating/share, 5.63M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Welcome to the Captain):
      • Households – 3.4/5 to 3.6/5
      • Viewers – 5.30M to 5.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.8/5
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of Two and a Half Men (6.3/9 HH rating/share, 9.91M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by The New Adventures of Old Christine (5.4/8 HH rating/share, 8.24M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (The New Adventures of Old Christine):
      • Households – 6.0/9 to 5.4/8
      • Viewers – 9.15M to 8.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 2.8/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI: Miami (6.4/11 HH rating/share, 9.36M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.9/7 household rating/share and 7.98 million viewers, but managed a strong tie for first place among adults 18-49 with a 3.1/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.9/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 7.85M viewers [#4]
    • 3.1/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The two-hour season finale (comprised of two episodes) of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (4.9/7 HH rating/share, 7.98M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9:00-10:00):
      • Households – 4.4/7 to 4.9/7
      • Viewers – 7.12M to 7.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 3.1/8
    • Last week’s numbers (The Moment of Truth – 8:00-9:00):
      • Households – 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 8.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10

The CW was left in fifth place with a 1.2/2 household rating/share, 1.54 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.1/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.50M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Gossip Girl (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.39M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious this season (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.69M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.3/2 to 1.3/2
      • Viewers – 1.73M to 1.69M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.8/2 to 0.9/2

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 “The Royal Family” will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, March 10, 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