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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, July 26, 2008

Note: Due to the unavailability of the fast nationals last week, “Last Week” numbers are based on the final national numbers.

Additionally, household rating/share numbers were not available for this evening.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with 4.36 million viewers and a 1.5/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.0/6 HH rating [#2]
    • 4.62M viewers [#2]
    • 1.6/6 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 & 8:30p.m.: Original and repeat episodes of Cops (3.99M viewers, 1.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Cops – 8pm):
      • Households – 2.6/6
      • Viewers – 3.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Cops-REPEAT – 8:30pm):
      • Households – 3.0/6
      • Viewers – 4.72M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (4.73M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.1/6 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 4.91M to M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to

NBC followed in second place for the evening with 3.38 million viewers, but fell to a last place fourth among among adults 18-49 with a 0.7/3 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.5/5 HH rating [#3]
    • 3.77M viewers [#3]
    • 0.9/3 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of The Office (1.56M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order (3.76M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (4.82M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

CBS finished in third place for the evening with 3.09 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 0.9/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.2/6 HH rating [#1]
    • 4.73M viewers [#1]
    • 0.8/3 A18-49 [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of 48 Hours Mystery (4.01M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Elitexc Saturday Night Fights (2.62M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (5/31/2008):
      • Households – 3.0/6 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 4.85M to 2.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 1.0/3

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with 2.85 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 0.8/3 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.8/5 HH rating [#t3]
    • 2.89M viewers [#3]
    • 0.8/3 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m: A repeat of the film Peter Pan (3.14M viewers, 0.9/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FILMFreaky Friday-REPEAT):
      • Households – 2.0/4
      • Viewers – 3.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/4
  • 10:00 p.m: A repeat of Eli Stone (2.28M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

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 “America’s Most Wanted” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, August 2, 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.