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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, June 5, 2008

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 6.3/11 household rating/share, 9.49 million viewers and a 3.7/11 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.4/11 HH rating [#1]
    • 10.41M viewers [#1]
    • 4.0/11 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • Because of the live sporting event, the following numbers, for ABC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Jimmy Kimmel Live Special (2.4/5 HH rating/share, 3.31M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:31 p.m.: NBA Finals Pregame (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 5.71M viewers, 2.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:06 p.m.: NBA Finals Game 1: Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics (8.7/16 HH rating/share, 13.38M viewers, 5.4/17 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-to-year numbers (6/7/2007):
      • Households – 6.3/11 to 8.7/16
      • Viewers – 9.21M to 13.38M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/12 to 5.4/17
    • Last week’s numbers (Lost – season four finale – 9-11pm):
      • Households – 7.3/12
      • Viewers – 12.30M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.9/13

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 6.0/10 household rating/share, but was third among both viewers (8.75 million) and adults 18-49 (2.3/7 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 4.9/8 HH rating [#3]
    • 7.32M viewers [#3]
    • 1.9/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (5.5/10 HH rating/share, 8.23M viewers, 1.9/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another repeat of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (6.5/11 HH rating/share, 9.43M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Swingtown (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 9.81M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 5.6/10 household rating/share, but managed a second place finish among both viewers (9.08 million) and adults 18-49 (3.3/10 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 5.9/10 HH rating [#2]
    • 9.35M viewers [#2]
    • 3.6/11 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance? (5.6/10 HH rating/share, 9.08M viewers, 3.3/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.0/10 to 5.6/10
      • Viewers – 9.56M to 9.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/11 to 3.3/10

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.3/6 household rating/share, 5.03 million viewers and a 2.1/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.3/9 HH rating [#3]
    • 8.08M viewers [#3]
    • 2.4/7 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A two-hour edition of Last Comic Standing (3.2/6 HH rating/share, 4.94M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:30-10:31pm):
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 3.2/6
      • Viewers – 4.40M to 4.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.1/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Fear Itself (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.23M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.2/2 household rating/share, 1.74 million viewers and a 0.6/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.1/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.68M viewers [#5]
    • 0.6/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Smallville (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.70M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Supernatural (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.77M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
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 “NBA Finals Game 1: Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, June 12, 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.