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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 10.8/17 household rating/share, 18.35 million viewers and a 7.1/19 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.4/16 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 17.78M viewers [#1]
    • 6.9/18 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (14.3/22 HH rating/share, 24.44M viewers, 8.7/24 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 14.2/22 to 14.3/22
      • Viewers – 24.74M to 24.44M
      • Adults 18-49 – 9.0/25 to 8.7/24
  • 9:00 (9:03) p.m.: Hell’s Kitchen (7.2/11 HH rating/share, 12.26M viewers, 5.5/15 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/10 to 7.2/11
      • Viewers – 10.98M to 12.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.9/12 to 5.5/15

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.2/11 household rating/share and 10.83 million viewers, and was tied for second place among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.6/9 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 8.54 viewers [#3]
    • 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (9.3/15 HH rating/share, 14.61M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.1/14 to 9.3/15
      • Viewers – 14.24M to 14.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 3.0/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: The return of Shark (6.8/10 HH rating/share, 10.29M viewers, 2.2/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Sunday, January 27):
      • Households – 7.1/11 to 6.8/10
      • Viewers – 11.03M to 10.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 2.2/5
    • Last week’s numbers (Big Brother):
      • Households – 4.3/7
      • Viewers – 6.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 7.60M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.7/10 household rating/share and 9.63 million viewers, but managed a tie for second place among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.0/11 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 10.73M viewers [#2]
    • 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Original and repeat episodes of According to Jim (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.08M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (According to Jim – 8:00):
      • Households – 2.6/4 to
      • Viewers – 4.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars: The Results (11.2/17 HH rating/share, 16.67M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.6/18 to 11.2/17
      • Viewers – 17.97M to 16.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/10 to 4.0/10
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Returning in a new time slot was Women’s Murder Club (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.14M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Friday, January 4 – 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 5.8/10
      • Viewers – 7.80M to 8.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.9/5
    • Last week’s numbers (Boston Legal) – 10:02:
      • Households – 6.5/11
      • Viewers – 9.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share, 6.27 million viewers and a 2.1/6 rating/share among a adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.4/7 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 6.49M viewers [#4]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Most Outrageous Moments (2.8/4 HH rating/share, 4.12M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.7/4 to 2.8/4
      • Viewers – 3.90M to 4.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 1.2/3
  • 8:30 p.m.: A repeat of a 90-minute Saturday Night Live special (2.1/3 HH rating/share, 2.67M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The 200th episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (8.1/13 HH rating/share, 12.06M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.0/13 to 8.1/13
      • Viewers – 11.64M to 12.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/11 to 4.1/11

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.4/2 household rating/share, 2.08 million viewers and a 0.9/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.3/2 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.98M viewers [#5]
    • 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Beauty and the Geek (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.64M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.1/2 to 1.1/2
      • Viewers – 1.54M to 1.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.8/2
  • 9:00 p.m.: Reaper (1.6/2 HH rating/share, 2.51M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.5/2 to 1.6/2
      • Viewers – 2.25M to 2.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 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, May 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. Daily ratings figures can be found at PIFeedback and Zap2It.