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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, May 8, 2008

CBS took households and viewers on the strength of CSI (the night’s most watched program) and Without a Trace, while ABC managed to just barely take first place among adults 18-49 thanks to that demo’s most watched program last night Grey’s Anatomy and a solid performance by Lost. Continue reading for the night’s complete ratings, plus since two shows had their season finales last night (NBC comedies Scrubs and 30 Rock) I’ve added season ratings charts.  Check it all out after the jump.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 9.5/16 household rating/share and 15.03 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 4.3/12 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.1/15 HH rating [#1]
    • 14.39M viewers [#1]
    • 4.1/11 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Micronesia (7.7/13 HH rating/share, 11.98M viewers, 4.1/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.6/13 to 7.7/13
      • Viewers – 12.32M to 11.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/12 to 4.1/12
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (11.2/17 HH rating/share, 17.82M viewers, 4.9/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.1/17 to 11.2/17
      • Viewers – 18.01M to 17.82M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.1/13 to 4.9/13
  • 10:00 p.m.: Without A Trace (9.7/16 HH rating/share, 14.60M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.7/15 to 9.7/16
      • Viewers – 12.83M to 14.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.8/10

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.7/13 household rating/share and 11.62 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:
    • 7.6/12 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.39M viewers [#2]
    • 4.4/12 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 7.99M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.6/9 to 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 7.87M to 7.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.4/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (10.4/16 HH rating/share, 15.60M viewers, 6.1/16 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.2/16 to 10.4/16
      • Viewers – 15.31M to 15.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.1/16 to 6.1/16
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Lost (7.0/12 HH rating/share, 11.28M viewers, 4.9/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.7/11 to 7.0/12
      • Viewers – 10.73M to 11.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/13 to 4.9/13

FOX finished in a tie for third place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, was alone in third among viewers with 6.98 million viewers, but fell to fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.0/8 HH rating [#3]
    • 7.80M viewers [#3]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 7.73M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.5/9 to 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 8.45M to 7.73M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 1.9/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.22M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 7.29M to 6.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/6 to 2.0/5

NBC followed in a tie for third place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, was fourth among viewers with 6.58 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.4/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 6.87M viewers [#4]
    • 3.0/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.08M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.4/8 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 6.73M to 6.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/9 to 2.6/8
  • 8:30 p.m.: The seventh season finale of Scrubs (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.37M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).  Note that this will also be the last original airing of the show on NBC.  It’s scheduled to move over to rival network ABC this fall.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.8/6 to 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 5.82M to 5.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 2.5/7
    • Season finale comparison (May 17, 2007 – 9-10pm):
      • Households – 3.4/5 to 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 5.28M to 5.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.5/7
    • Season seven average (includes tonight’s episode):
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 7.22M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/7 to 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 7.75M to 7.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 3.6/9
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: 30 Rock (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.61M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.4/5 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 5.38M to 5.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.1/5
    • Season finale comparison (April 26, 2007 – 9:00):
      • Households – 3.0/5 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 4.72M to 5.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.1/5
    • Season two average (includes tonight’s episode):
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: E.R. (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 7.61M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 5.3/9
      • Viewers – 7.81M to 7.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.9/8

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.1/3 household rating/share, 3.25 million viewers and a 1.3/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.0/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.72M viewers [#5]
    • 1.3/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.96M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.4/4 to 2.5/4
      • Viewers – 3.81M to 3.96M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.5/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.53M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.7/3 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.63M to 2.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 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 15, 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.