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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, September 12, 2008

Note: Due to the unavailability of the fast nationals last week, “Last Week” numbers in this week’s report 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 6.32 million viewers and a 1.7/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.7/8 HH rating [#1]
    • 7.60M viewers [#1]
    • 2.0/7 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (6.92M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (season premiere – 8pm):
      • Households – 4.1/8 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 6.64M to 6.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 1.8/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: The season premiere of Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (5.72M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? – 9pm):
      • Households -5.2/9
      • Viewers – 8.57M
      • Adults 18-49 -2.2/7

CBS followed in second place for the evening with 6.02 million viewers and a 1.5/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.3/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.38M viewers [#4]
    • 1.0/3 A18-49 [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Ghost Whisperer (5.68M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another repeat of Ghost Whisperer (6.16M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (CBS Fall Preview – 8-8:30pm):
      • Households – 2.3/4
      • Viewers – 3.38M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3
  • 10:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a repeat of Numb3rs (6.22M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Swingtown – season/series? finale):
      • Households – 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.59M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4

ABC finished in third place for the evening with 5.02 million viewers, but was tied for fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.7/6 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.55M viewers [#2]
    • 1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The ALMA Awards (3.57M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (7.93M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/8 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 6.75M to 7.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.1/7

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with 4.76 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.9/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.70M viewers [#5]
    • 0.8/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of America’s Toughest Jobs (3.43M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline (5.42M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10-11pm):
      • Households – 2.4/4 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 3.50M to 5.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 1.6/5
    • Last week’s numbers (NFL Kick-Off – 9pm):
      • Households – 1.4/2
      • Viewers – 1.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with 4.18 million viewers, but managed a tie for fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/4 HH rating [#3]
    • 4.23M viewers [#3]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: WWE Friday Night Smackdown! (4.18M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.4/4 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 4.23M to 4.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.3/4

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 “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, September 19, 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.

  • Your graph says ABC twice.

  • Your graph says ABC twice.

  • Thanks, Paul. Fixed.

  • Thanks, Paul. Fixed.

  • how come ghost whisperer 3.38,3.62 and numb3rs 3.62 and the whole cbs got 6.02m viewers?

  • how come ghost whisperer 3.38,3.62 and numb3rs 3.62 and the whole cbs got 6.02m viewers?

  • Thanks, tooltip86. Those errors have been fixed.

  • Thanks, tooltip86. Those errors have been fixed.