Tips?

Got any tips? Send them here

Get in Touch

Comments/Suggestions?

Have a question or comment you'd like to send my way?

Send your e-mail here

I'll do my best to read and respond to your e-mails.

Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, May 14, 2008

American Idol grew 1.39 million/6% among viewers and 10% among adults 18-49 to lead Fox comfortably past the other networks, while in season finale news, The CW’s America’s Next Top Model posted slight growth from the week prior, but was still well off from the year prior numbers.  Continue reading for a look at the nights complete ratings, plus a ratings chart for season 10 of ‘Model’.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 9.3/15 household rating/share, 15.30 million viewers and a 5.6/15 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.0/14 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 14.43M viewers [#1]
    • 5.0/14 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Til Death (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 5.79M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share)..
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/7 to 3.8/7
      • Viewers – 6.03M to 5.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.2/7
  • 8:30 p.m.: Back to You (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 6.89M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share)..
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 6.95M to 6.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.5/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: American Idol (14.4/22 HH rating/share, 24.26M viewers, 9.0/22 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 13.9/21 to 14.4/22
      • Viewers – 22.87M to 24.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.2/21 to 9.0/22

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 6.9/11 household rating/share, 10.56 million viewers and a 2.5/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.1/12 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 11.01M viewers [#2]
    • 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular (4.9/8 HH rating/share, 7.33M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.8/8 to 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 7.43M to 7.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.4/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (8.3/13 HH rating/share, 12.71M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share) returned mostly on part.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.2/13 to 8.3/13
      • Viewers – 12.88M to 12.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.0/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (7.6/12 HH rating/share, 12.58M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.3/14 to 7.6/12
      • Viewers – 12.73M to 12.58M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.1/8

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.1/8 household rating/share and 7.63 million viewers, but was fourth among viewers with a 2.1/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.1/8 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 7.74M viewers [#3]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m: A two-hour edition of Deal or No Deal (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.14M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/7 to 4.7/8
      • Viewers – 7.27M to 7.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.8/5
  • 10:00 p.m: Law & Order (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 8.60M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.0/10 to 6.0/10
      • Viewers – 8.85M to 8.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 2.7/7

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share and 6.64 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.4/7 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 6.51M viewers [#4]
    • 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.45M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/8 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.95M to 6.45M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/8 to 2.5/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernanny (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.79M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/5 to 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 5.24M to 5.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.4/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: Boston Legal (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.68M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (4/30/2008):
      • Households – 5.0/8 to 4.7/8
      • Viewers – 7.39M to 7.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.3/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Audition: Barbara Walters’ Journey):
      • Households – 5.3/9
      • Viewers – 7.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.2/4 household rating/share, 3.27 million viewers and a 1.6/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.1/3 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 3.05M viewers [#5]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The season finale of America’s Next Top Model (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.62M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.8/5 to 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 4.02M to 4.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.3/7
    • Season finale comparison (5/16/2007):
      • Households – 4.2/7 to 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 6.42M to 4.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/9 to 2.3/7
    • Season 10 Average (2/20/2008 to 5/14/2008 — 12 episodes):
  • 9:00 p.m.: Farmer Wants a Wife (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.92M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.5/2 to 1.3/2
      • Viewers – 2.13M to 1.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/2 to 0.9/2
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 “American Idol” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, May 21, 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.