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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, September 10, 2008

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 6.5/11 household rating/share, 10.06 million viewers and a 2.6/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.9/9 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 9.31M viewers [#2]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m: America’s Got Talent (7.3/12 HH rating/share, 11.49M viewers, 2.5/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.3/10 to 7.3/12
      • Viewers – 10.25M to 11.49M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 2.5/8
  • 10:00 p.m: A repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (4.9/8 HH rating/share, 7.19M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.8/8 household rating/share, but was third among both viewers (7.11 million) and adults 18-49 (1.7/5 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 3.5/5 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 5.08M viewers [#3]
    • 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The season, or perhaps series, finale of Greatest American Dog (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.53M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.3/5 to 3.5/6
      • Viewers – 4.96M to 5.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.7/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Criminal Minds (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 8.28M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI: NY (5.2/9 HH rating/share, 7.51M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 4.7/8 household rating/share, but was a stronger second among both viewers (7.26 million) and adults 18-49 (2.5/7 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.0/9 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 9.69M viewers [#1]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The first part of the fourth season premiere of Bones (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 9.32M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (season four premiere – 8-10pm):
      • Households – 6.0/9 to 5.7/9
      • Viewers – 9.74M to 9.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.1/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: The third season premiere of ‘Til Death (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.36M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (9/19/2007 – 8:30-9pm):
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 7.76M to 6.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.4/7
  • 9:30 p.m.: That was followed up by the series premiere of Do Not Disturb (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.88M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.1/5 household rating/share and 4.43 million viewers and was tied for fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.8/4 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 4.01M viewers [#4]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Wife Swap (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 4.02M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Supernanny (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.30M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20: They’re Not Like Us (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 5.98M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (ABC News Vote ‘08: The Republican National Convention):
      • Households – 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 5.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.1/3 household rating/share and 3.06M viewers, but managed a tie for fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/4 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 3.48M viewers [#5]
    • 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Week two of the new season of America’s Next Top Model (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 3.84M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (11th cycle premiere – 8-10pm):
      • Households – 2.4/4 to 2.6/4
      • Viewers – 3.51M to 3.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 2.0/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of 90210 (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.29M viewers, 1.2/3 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 Got Talent” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, September 17, 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.