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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, May 2, 2008

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.8/10 household rating/share, 9.11 million viewers and a 2.2/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.6/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 8.87M viewers [#1]
    • 2.2/7 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (5.9/11 HH rating/share, 9.21M viewers, 2.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.7/11 to 5.9/11
      • Viewers – 8.98M to 9.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/9 to 2.3/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Moonlight (5.0/9 HH rating/share, 7.92M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.0/9 to 5.0/9
      • Viewers – 7.93M to 7.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.1/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (6.4/12 HH rating/share, 10.21M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.0/11 to 6.4/12
      • Viewers – 9.64M to 10.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.4/7

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.0/7 household rating/share, 5.73 million viewers and a 1.7/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.0/7 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.78M viewers [#2]
    • 1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of Most Outrageous Moments (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.02M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (4.4/8 HH rating/share, 6.09M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/8 to 4.4/8
      • Viewers – 6.66M to 6.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 1.8/6

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.2/6 household rating/share and 4.72 million viewers, and was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.0/5 HH rating [#3]
    • 4.58M viewers [#3]
    • 1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m: The 20/20 special “Secrets of the Sistine Chapel” (5.9/11 HH rating/share, 6.25M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m: Duel (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 3.86M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.3/4 to 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 3.71M to 3.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 1.0/3
  • 10:00 p.m.: Another hour of 20/20 (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.04M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.4/6 to 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 4.99M to 4.04M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.2/4

The CW followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.3/4 household rating/share and 3.90 million viewers, but managed a third place tie among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 4.21M viewers [#4]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Friday Night Smackdown! (2.3/4 HH rating, 3.90M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.4/4 to 2.3/4
      • Viewers – 4.30M to 3.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.2/4

FOX finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.1/4 household rating/share, 3.36 million viewers and a  1.1/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.6/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.80M viewers [#5]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The theatrical film Are We There Yet? (2.1/4 HH rating/share, 3.36M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Film – 13 Going on 30-REPEAT):
      • Households – 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 3.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4

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 “Numb3rs” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, May 9, 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.