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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, September 3, 2008

FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 6.0/9 household rating/share, 9.69 million viewers and a 3.3/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/6 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 5.75M viewers [#2]
    • 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The first part of the fourth season premiere of Bones (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 9.17M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Part two of the fourth season premiere of Bones (6.3/9 HH rating/share, 10.22M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (season three premiere – 9/27/2007 vs. 8-10pm):
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 6.0/9
      • Viewers – 8.40M to 9.69M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.3/9

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.9/9 household rating/share, 9.31 million viewers and a 2.6/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.6/9 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 8.63M viewers [#1]
    • 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m: America’s Got Talent (6.4/10 HH rating/share, 10.15M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/11 to 6.4/10
      • Viewers – 10.34M to 10.15M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.7/7
  • 10:00 p.m: 2008 Republican National Convention (4.9/8 HH rating/share, 7.72M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (2008 Democratic National Convention):
      • Households – 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 5.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 3.5/5 household rating/share and 5.08 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.5/5 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 5.29M viewers [#3]
    • 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Greatest American Dog (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 4.89M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.7/6 to 3.3/5
      • Viewers – 5.68M to 4.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.4/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Criminal Minds (4.1/6 HH rating/share, 5.72M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: CBS News: Republican National Convention (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.63M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (CBS News: Democratic National Convention):
      • Households – 2.5/4
      • Viewers – 3.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.8/4 household rating/share and 4.01 million viewers, but fell to a last place fifth among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/4 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 3.31M viewers [#4]
    • 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Wife Swap (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 3.72M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Supernanny (2.3/3 HH rating/share, 3.25M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: ABC News Vote ‘08: The Democratic National Convention (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.05M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Primetime: Crime):
      • Households – 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.4/4 household rating/share and 3.48M viewers, but managed a fourth place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.7/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.7/1 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 995,000 viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The first hour of the 11th cycle premiere of America’s Next Top Model (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.32M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another hour of America’s Next Top Model (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.65M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (Season 10 premiere – 2/20/2008 vs. 8-10pm):
      • Households – 2.4/4 to 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.81M to 3.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.7/5
    • Season premiere comparison (Season nine premiere – 9/19/2007 vs. 8-10pm):
      • Households – 3.2/5 to 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 5.22M to 3.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/8 to 1.7/5
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 Got Talent” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, September 10, 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.