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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, April 17, 2008

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.0/12 household rating/share and 10.75 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.7/15 HH rating [#1]
    • 15.41M viewers [#2]
    • 4.5/12 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Micronesia (7.4/13 HH rating/share, 12.09M viewers, 3.8/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.8/11 to 7.4/13
      • Viewers – 11.59M to 12.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11 to 3.8/12
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (7.1/11 HH rating/share, 10.69M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation):
      • Households – 12.5/19
      • Viewers – 20.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.9/15
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Without A Trace (6.5/11 HH rating/share, 9.47M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Without A Trace):
      • Households – 9.7/16
      • Viewers – 14.49M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 5.7/10 household rating/share and 9.36 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.2/15 HH rating [#2]
    • 15.81M viewers [#1]
    • 5.4/14 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (5.6/10 HH rating/share, 9.19M viewers, 2.5/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (April 3 – 9:00):
      • Households – 6.3/10 to 5.6/10
      • Viewers – 10.41M to 9.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 2.5/8
    • Last week’s numbers (American Idol):
      • Households – 12.0/19
      • Viewers – 20.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.0/19
  • 9:00 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (5.9/9 HH rating/share, 9.53M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.6/10 to 5.9/9
      • Viewers – 10.90M to 9.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 3.2/9

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.9/8 household rating/share and 7.64 million viewers, but managed a strong first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.4/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.7/8 HH rating [#3]
    • 7.28M viewers [#3]
    • 3.4/7 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: My Name Is Earl (4.3/8 HH rating/share, 6.77M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by 30 Rock (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.42M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (My Name Is Earl ):
      • Households – 4.4/7 to 4.3/8
      • Viewers – 7.09M to 6.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9 to 2.6/8
    • Week-to-week numbers (30 Rock):
      • Households – 3.7/6 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 5.77M to 6.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 2.8/8
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: The Office (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.81M viewers, 4.9/13 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by Scrubs (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.31M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (The Office):
      • Households – 5.4/8 to 5.8/9
      • Viewers – 9.33M to 9.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.9/12 to 4.9/13
    • Week-to-week numbers (Scrubs):
      • Households – 4.1/6 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 6.58M to 7.31M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 3.7/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: E.R. (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 7.75M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 5.3/9
      • Viewers – 7.52M to 7.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.1/9

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.3/6 household rating/share, 4.79 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.8/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 5.46M viewers [#4]
    • 1.6/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Lost (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 3.74M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another repeat of Lost (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.49M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The first season finale of Eli Stone (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.13M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (April 13):
      • Households – 5.9/10 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 8.81M to 6.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.0/6
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.0/7 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 5.88M to 6.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 2.0/6
    • Season one average (January 31 to April 17–13 episodes):
      • Households – 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 7.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.8/3 household rating/share, 2.79 million viewers and a 1.1/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.4/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.94M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.49M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (March 27):
      • Households – 2.4/4 to 2.3/4
      • Viewers – 3.86M to 3.49M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.4/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Supernatural (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.10M viewers, 0.8/2 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 “Survivor: Micronesia” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, April 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. Daily ratings figures can be found at PIFeedback and Zap2It.