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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, May 4, 2008

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 7.4/13 household rating/share, 11.56 million viewers and a 4.2/12 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.5/12 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 11.72M Viewers [#1]
    • 4.0/11 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.4/9 HH rating/share, 7.32M viewers, 2.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (April 13):
      • Households – 4.2/7 to 4.4/9
      • Viewers – 7.72M to 7.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.4/9
    • Last week’s numbers (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition):
      • Households – 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 7.09M
      • Adults 18-49 -2.3/7
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (6.9/12 HH rating/share, 11.46M viewers, 4.1/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.4/12 to 6.9/12
      • Viewers – 12.07M to 11.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11 to 4.1/12
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (10.8/17 HH rating/share, 16.63M viewers, 6.2/16 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.3/16 to 10.8/17
      • Viewers – 16.35M to 16.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.9/14 to 6.2/16
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (7.5/13 HH rating/share, 10.95M viewers, 3.9/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.5/13 to 7.5/13
      • Viewers – 11.19M to 10.95M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.9/11

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 5.7/10 household rating/share and 8.71 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week
    • 5.7/9 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 8.58M Viewers [#2]
    • 2.1/6 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (6.9/14 HH rating/share, 10.52M viewers, 1.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/12 to 6.9/14
      • Viewers – 9.76M to 10.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.5/6
  • 8:00 (8:01) p.m.: The fifth season finale of Cold Case (7.4/13 HH rating/share, 11.57M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.6/12 to 7.4/13
      • Viewers – 11.61M to 11.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/6 to 2.4/7
    • Season finale comparison (May 6, 2007 – 9:00):
      • Households – 8.7/13 to 7.4/13
      • Viewers – 13.70M to 11.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 2.4/7
    • Season five average (9/23/2007 to 5/4/2008–18 episodes):
      • Households – 7.7/12
      • Viewers – 12.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7
    • Last week’s numbers (Big Brother):
      • Households – 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.39M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6
  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: A repeat of the Showtime series Dexter (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 6.11M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Another repeat of Dexter (4.4/8 HH rating/share, 6.63M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.2/7 to 4.4/8
      • Viewers – 6.42M to 6.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 1.8/5

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 3.3/6 household rating/share and 5.26 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/6 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 6.22M Viewers [#3]
    • 3.0/8 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 p.m.: A repeat of King of the Hill (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.24M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:30 p.m.: A repeat of The Simpsons (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.55M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 6.18M viewers, 3.0/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/8 to 3.8/7
      • Viewers – 7.75M to 6.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 3.0/9
  • 8:30 p.m.: King of the Hill (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.69M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.0/6 to 3.5/6
      • Viewers – 6.53M to 5.69M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.7/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: The sixth season finale of Family Guy (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 7.68M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.3/8 to 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 8.42M to 7.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/10 to 3.9/10
    • Season finale comparison (May 20, 2007):
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 9.15M to 7.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/11 to 3.9/10
    • Season six average (9/23/2007 to 5/4/2008–12 episodes):
      • Households – 5.4/8
      • Viewers – 9.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.6/11
  • 9:30 p.m.: American Dad (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.21M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.2/6 to 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 6.76M to 6.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 3.1/8

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.1/5 household rating/share, 4.59 million viewers and a 1.2/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.8/6 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 5.63M Viewers [#4]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • 7:00 p.m: Dateline (2.9/6 HH rating/share, 4.20M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 2.9/6
      • Viewers – 6.85M to 4.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.2/4
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of the USA Network series Monk (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.12M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.8/6 to 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 5.80M to 4.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 0.9/3
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of the USA Network series Psych (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.75M viewers, 1.0/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.2/3 to 2.5/4
      • Viewers – 3.44M to 3.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/2 to 1.0/2
  • 10:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.28M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.9/1 household rating/share, 1.19 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.22M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 p.m.: A repeat of America’s Next Top Model (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.09M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.24M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 0.9/2 to 0.8/1
      • Viewers – 1.30M to 1.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.5/1 to 0.4/1
  • 8:30 p.m.: Aliens in America (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.04M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 0.8/1 to 0.8/1
      • Viewers – 1.07M to 1.04M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1 to 0.4/1
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Game (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.44M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.0/2 to 1.0/2
      • Viewers – 1.58M to 1.44M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.6/1 to 0.6/2
  • 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of Girlfriends (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.25M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).
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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 “Desperate Housewives” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, May 11, 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.