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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, May 30, 2008

Fast national household rating/shares for individual programs are not available for this evening

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 4.1/7 household rating/share and 6.08 million viewers but was second among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/7 HH rating [#1]
    • 5.99M viewers [#1]
    • 1.5/5 A18-49 [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Ghost Whisperer (x.x/x HH rating/share, 5.73M viewers, 1.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 & 10:00 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of Numb3rs (x.x/x HH rating/share, 6.25M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.0/7 household rating/share and 5.70 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.5/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.8/7 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.55M viewers [#2]
    • 1.5/5 A18-49 rating [#t1]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of Most Outrageous Moments (x.x/x HH rating/share, 4.44M viewers, 1.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (x.x/x HH rating/share, 6.34M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.1/6 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 4.32M to 6.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.7/6

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.3/6 household rating/share, 4.92 million viewers and a 1.3/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.0/6 HH rating [#3]
    • 4.22M viewers [#3]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m: 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee (x.x/x HH rating/share, 4.61M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last year’s numbers (2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee – 5/31/2007 – 8-10:12pm):
      • Households – 4.6/8 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 7.10M to 4.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 1.1/4
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (x.x/x HH rating/share, 6.34M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.4/7 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 4.70M to 6.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.7/6

The CW followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.2/4 household rating/share, 3.72 million viewers and a 1.1/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.3/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 4.00M viewers [#5]
    • 1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Friday Night Smackdown! (2.2/4 HH rating, 3.72M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.4/5 to 2.2/4
      • Viewers – 4.07M to 3.72M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5 to 1.1/4

FOX finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.8/3 household rating/share, 2.51 million viewers and a 0.9/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.5/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.04M viewers [#4]
    • 1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The theatrical film Little Black Book (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.51M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Film – Cheaper by the Dozen):
      • Households – 2.0/4
      • Viewers – 2.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4

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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 “Dateline” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, June 6, 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.