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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, July 17, 2008

Note: Some data for specific shows is missing this evening due to certain sources not being active on this date.

FOX finished in a tie for first place for the evening with a 4.9/9 household rating/share, but was alone in first among both viewers (7.78 million) and adults 18-49 (2.2/7 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 4.8/9 HH rating [#2]
    • 7.88M viewers [#2]
    • 2.5/8 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 7.40M viewers, 1.7 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.4/8 to 4.6/8
      • Viewers – 7.20M to 7.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 1.7
  • 9:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance? (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 8.20M viewers, 2.7 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.3/9 to 5.1/9
      • Viewers – 8.85M to 8.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/9 to 2.7

CBS followed in a tie for first place for the evening with a 4.9/9 household rating/share, but was second among both viewers (7.14 million) and adults 18-49 (1.7/5 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 5.5/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 8.22M viewers [#1]
    • 2.0/6 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Greatest American Dog (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 7.00M viewers, 1.6 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 6.2/12 to 4.6/8
      • Viewers – 9.53M to 7.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/8 to 1.6
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.70M viewers, 1.9 A18-49 rating.
  • 10:00 p.m.: Swingtown (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 5.70M viewers, 1.6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.8/7 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 5.28M to 5.70M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.6

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.1/6 household rating/share and 4.20 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.7/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.84M viewers [#4]
    • 1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Ugly Betty (2.4/5 HH rating/share, 1.0 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Grey’s Anatomy (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 1.1 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Hopkins (4.3/8 HH rating/share, 6.00M viewers, 1.8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.8/7 to 4.3/8
      • Viewers – 5.48M to 6.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.8

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/5 household rating/share and 4.00 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.9/5 HH rating [#3]
    • 4.53M viewers [#3]
    • 1.8/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 9:00 p.m.: A two-hour edition of Last Comic Standing (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 2.0 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9-11pm):
      • Households – 3.2/6 to 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 5.08M to x.xxM
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.0
  • 9:00 p.m.: Fear Itself (2.0/4 HH rating/share, 1.0 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-episode numbers (7/3/2008):
      • Households – 2.8/5 to 2.0/4
      • Viewers – 4.48M to x.xxM
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5 to 1.0

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.1/2 household rating/share, 1.60 million viewers and a 0.5/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.2/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.87M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Smallville (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 0.6 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Supernatural (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 0.5 A18-49 rating) 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 “So You Think You Can Dance?” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, July 24, 2008. Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Sources: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PIFeedback and Zap2It.