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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, May 9, 2008

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.5/10 household rating/share, 8.52 million viewers and a 2.0/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.8/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 9.11M viewers [#1]
    • 2.2/7 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (5.7/11 HH rating/share, 8.74M viewers, 2.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.9/11 to 5.7/11
      • Viewers – 9.21M to 8.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/8 to 2.1/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Moonlight (5.0/9 HH rating/share, 7.68M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.0/9 to 5.0/9
      • Viewers – 7.89M to 7.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 1.9/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (5.8/11 HH rating/share, 9.13M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/12 to 5.8/11
      • Viewers – 10.33M to 9.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.2/7

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.2/8 household rating/share, 6.42 million viewers and a 1.7/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.2/6 HH rating [#3]
    • 4.72M viewers [#3]
    • 1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m: TV’s All Time Funniest (4.3/8 HH rating/share, 6.50M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (20/20 special “Secrets of the Sistine Chapel” – 8pm)
      • Households – 4.3/8
      • Viewers – 6.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Duel – 9pm):
      • Households – 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 3.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 6.26M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.8/5 to 4.2/8
      • Viewers – 4.10M to 6.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 1.9/6

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.8/7 household rating/share, 5.38 million viewers and a 1.4/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.0/7 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.73M viewers [#2]
    • 1.7/6 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of Most Outrageous Moments (2.8/6 HH rating/share, 4.21M viewers, 1.2/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 5.96M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.3/8 to 4.2/8
      • Viewers – 6.11M to 5.96M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 1.5/5

The CW followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.4/4 household rating/share, 4.12 million viewers and a 1.3/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.3/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.90M viewers [#4]
    • 1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Friday Night Smackdown! (2.4/4 HH rating, 4.12M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.2/4 to 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.76M to 4.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 1.3/5

FOX finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.2/4 household rating/share, 3.39 million viewers and a 1.1/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.1/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.36M viewers [#5]
    • 1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The theatrical film Man of the House (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.39M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Film – Are We There Yet?):
      • Households – 2.1/4
      • Viewers – 3.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4

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 16, 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.