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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, May 1, 2008

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 9.1/15 household rating/share and 14.39 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 4.1/11 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.2/15 HH rating [#1]
    • 14.41M viewers [#1]
    • 4.0/11 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Micronesia (7.7/13 HH rating/share, 12.53M viewers, 4.0/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.7/13 to 7.7/13
      • Viewers – 12.90M to 12.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/13 to 4.0/12
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (11.0/17 HH rating/share, 17.78M viewers, 5.0/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.6/16 to 11.0/17
      • Viewers – 17.02M to 17.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/12 to 5.0/13
  • 10:00 p.m.: Without A Trace (8.7/15 HH rating/share, 12.85M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.2/15 to 8.7/15
      • Viewers – 13.47M to 12.85M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.3/9

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.6/12 household rating/share and 11.39 million viewers, but managed a stronger first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.4/12 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.1/13 HH rating [#2]
    • 12.33M viewers [#2]
    • 4.8/13 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 7.93M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.0/10 to 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 8.52M to 7.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.4/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (10.2/16 HH rating/share, 15.11M viewers, 6.0/15 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.7/16 to 10.2/16
      • Viewers – 16.37M to 15.11M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.5/16 to 6.0/15
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Lost (7.0/12 HH rating/share, 11.14M viewers, 4.8/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.4/12 to 7.0/12
      • Viewers – 12.08M to 11.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.3/14 to 4.8/13

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 5.0/8 household rating/share and 7.80 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.3/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.3/8 HH rating [#3]
    • 8.64M viewers [#3]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.32M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:00):
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 8.33M to 8.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.2/7
    • Last week’s numbers (9:00):
      • Households – 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 8.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 7.28M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Don’t Forget the Lyrics! – April 17):
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 4.6/7
      • Viewers – 9.29M to 7.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 2.5/6

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share and 6.87 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.3/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 6.53M viewers [#4]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl (4.4/8 HH rating/share, 6.77M viewers, 2.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.0/7 to 4.4/8
      • Viewers – 6.16M to 6.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.8/9
  • 8:30 p.m.: Scrubs (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 5.91M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/6 to 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 5.39M to 5.91M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.9/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 7.67M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 7.69M to 7.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 3.9/10
  • 9:30 p.m.: 30 Rock (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.41M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/5 to 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 5.52M to 5.41M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.6/7
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: E.R. (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 7.74M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.1/9 to 5.1/9
      • Viewers – 7.53M to 7.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 3.0/8

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.0/3 household rating/share, 2.72 million viewers and a 1.3/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.8/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.91M viewers [#5]
    • 1.2/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.64M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.2/4 to 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.62M to 3.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.5/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.53M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.4/2 to 1.6/3
      • Viewers – 2.22M to 2.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/2 to 1.0/3
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 “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, May 8, 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.