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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, April 28, 2008

The return of House (in a new time slot) helped put Fox in first place for the evening among adults 18-49, but a steep decline among total audience from its last newly aired episode (-8.65M viewers/37% and 37% among A18-49) kept the network in second place among households and viewers.  To be fair though, that last new episode of House aired out of a fresh installment of American Idol.  Even still, compared to the show’s season average up to last night, the series was of by 4.90 million/25% among viewers, 23% among households and 29% among A18-49.

House’s weaker than average performance allowed for Dancing With the Stars (the night’s most-watched program) to lead ABC to a first place finish on the evening among both households and viewers.

CBS meanwhile got good mileage from its slate of comedies and an original episode of “CSI: Miami”, as the network finished in third overall, but a solid second among A18-49 (just a half point off from first place Fox in the demo).

Rounding out the rest of the evening was NBC in a competitive fourth place, and The CW in last place.  About The CW, the network can’t be too pleased that One Tree Hill faded by nearly a half million viewers (-420,000/14%) and 14% among adults 18-49, while lead-in Gossip Girl remained flat from the week prior.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 9.1/14 household rating/share and 13.68 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 3.7/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.8/14 HH rating [#1]
    • 13.15M viewers [#1]
    • 3.5/9 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars (11.7/18 HH rating/share, 17.92M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.7/18 to 11.7/18
      • Viewers – 18.04M to 17.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 4.4/11
  • 9:30 (9:38) p.m.: Samantha Who? (8.4/12 rating/share, 12.74M viewers, 3.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9:32):
      • Households – 6.5/10 to 8.4/12
      • Viewers – 9.39M to 12.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 3.6/8
  • 10:00 (10:08) p.m.: The Bachelor: London Calling (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 7.79M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 7.30M to 7.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.6/7

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 7.4/11 household rating/share and 12.10 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.4/11 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.3/8 HH rating [#4]
    • 8.34M viewers [#4]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Bones (6.0/9 HH rating/share, 9.68M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.5/9 to 6.0/9
      • Viewers – 8.76M to 9.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 3.2/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: And that was followed by the return of House (8.8/13 HH rating/share, 14.51M viewers, 5.7/13 A18-49 rating/share) which returned in a new time slot.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Tuesday, February 5):
      • Households – 13.5/20 to 8.8/13
      • Viewers – 23.16M to 14.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 9.0/21 to 5.7/13
    • Season average (not including tonight’s episode):
      • Households – 11.4/17
      • Viewers – 19.41M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.0/19

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 7.2/11 household rating/share and 11.24 million viewers but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.9/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.3/11 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.46M viewers [#2]
    • 4.0/10 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 8.16M viewers, 3.0/9 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by How I Met Your Mother (5.3/8 HH rating/share, 8.87M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (The Big Bang Theory):
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 7.39M to 8.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 3.0/9
    • Week-to-week numbers (How I Met Your Mother):
      • Households – 5.1/8 to 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 8.45M to 8.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9 to 3.8/10
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Two and a Half Men (7.9/12 HH rating/share, 12.86M viewers, 4.7/11 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by Rules of Engagement (6.4/9 HH rating/share, 10.39M viewers, 3.9/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Two and a Half Men):
      • Households – 8.3/12 to 7.9/12
      • Viewers – 13.36M to 12.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/12 to 4.7/11
    • Week-to-week numbers (Rules of Engagement):
      • Households – 6.7/10 to 6.4/9
      • Viewers – 10.57M to 10.39M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/10 to 3.9/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: Miami (9.1/15 HH rating/share, 13.59M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Tuesday, April 1):
      • Households – 9.3/15 to 9.1/15
      • Viewers – 14.38M to 13.59M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 3.9/10

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 6.1/9 household rating/share, 9.80 million viewers and a 2.9/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.3/10 HH rating [#3]
    • 9.86M viewers [#3]
    • 2.8/7 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A special Star Wars themed episode of Deal or No Deal (6.1/9 HH rating/share, 9.89M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.3/10 to 6.1/9
      • Viewers – 10.11M to 9.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 2.9/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: Medium (6.3/10 HH rating/share, 9.63M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/11 to 6.3/10
      • Viewers – 9.79M to 9.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.1/8

The CW was left in fifth place with a 1.7/3 household rating/share, 2.51 million viewers and a 1.2/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.7/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.63M viewers [#5]
    • 1.3/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.51M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.7/3 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.50M to 2.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.3/3
  • 9:00 p.m.: One Tree Hill (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.50M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.92M to 2.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/3 to 1.2/3

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 tonights episode of “Dancing With the Stars” will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, May 5, 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