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 Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 10.4/16 household rating/share, 17.78 million viewers and a 6.9/18 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.2/16 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 17.02M viewers [#1]
    • 6.7/17 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (13.9/22 HH rating/share, 24.00M viewers, 8.8/24 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 13.9/22 to 13.9/22
      • Viewers – 23.65M to 24.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.8/23 to 8.8/24
  • 9:00 p.m.: Hell’s Kitchen (6.9/10 HH rating/share, 11.56M viewers, 5.1/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.3/9 to 6.9/10
      • Viewers – 10.56M to 11.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/12 to  5.1/13

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.0/11 household rating/share, 10.73 million viewers and a 2.7/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/10 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 9.36M viewers [#3]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share [#t3]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: According to Jim (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.29M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by a repeat of According to Jim (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 4.07M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (According to Jim – 8:00):
      • Households – 2.6/4 to 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 3.70M to 4.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.4/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars: The Results (11.4/17 HH rating/share, 17.48M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.1/15 to 11.4/17
      • Viewers – 15.42M to 17.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 4.0/10
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Boston Legal (6.9/11 HH rating/share, 10.52M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.9/10 to 6.9/11
      • Viewers – 8.84M to 10.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.8/7

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 5.6/9 household rating/share and 8.54 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.8/9 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 8.82 viewers [#4]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (9.1/14 HH rating/share, 14.09M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.4/15 to 9.1/14
      • Viewers – 15.13M to 14.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.0/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Big Brother (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.74M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.1/6 to 4.4/7
      • Viewers – 6.20M to 6.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.4/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Shark (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 4.80M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (48 Hours Mystery):
      • Households – 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 5.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share and 6.49 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among a adults 18-49 with a 2.3/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.5/12 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 11.91M viewers [#2]
    • 4.5/12 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Most Outrageous Moments (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.20M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Biggest Loser – season five finale – 8:00-10:00):
      • Households – 6.9/11
      • Viewers – 11.39M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.4/11
  • 8:30 p.m.: A repeat of the 90-minute Saturday Night Live special (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 3.92M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (8.0/13 HH rating/share, 11.50M viewers, 4.0/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.8/14 to 8.0/13
      • Viewers – 13.27M to 11.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/13 to 4.0/11

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.3/2 household rating/share, 1.98 million viewers and a 0.9/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.1/2 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.54M viewers [#5]
    • 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Beauty and the Geek (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.56M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.1/2 to 1.1/2
      • Viewers – 1.56M to 1.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.7/2
  • 9:00 p.m.: Reaper (1.6/2 HH rating/share, 2.40M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Thursday, March 27):
      • Households – 1.8/3 to 1.6/2
      • Viewers – 2.78M to 2.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.1/3
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 tonight’s episode of “American Idol” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, April 29, 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.