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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, September 29, 2008

My full analysis follows after the jump.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 10.5/16 household rating/share and 16.12 million viewers, but was second among 18-49 with a 3.8/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.9/17 HH rating [#1]
    • 17.22M viewers [#1]
    • 4.3/11 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Dancing With The Stars (12.5/19 HH rating/share, 19.28M viewers, 4.5/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (seventh season premiere):
      • Households – 13.4/20 to 12.5/19
      • Viewers – 21.34M to 19.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.3/13 to 4.5/11
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Boston Legal (6.4/10 HH rating/share, 9.80M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fifth season premiere – 10:01-11pm):
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 6.4/10
      • Viewers – 8.82M to 9.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.4/6

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.3/11 household rating/share and 11.54 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.9/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.2/13 HH rating [#2]
    • 13.13M viewers [#2]
    • 4.5/11 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory (5.5/9 HH rating/share, 8.71M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (second season premiere):
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 5.5/9
      • Viewers – 9.32M to 8.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.3/9
  • 8:30 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother (5.6/8 HH rating/share, 8.80M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere):
      • Households – 5.9/9 to 5.6/8
      • Viewers – 9.79M to 8.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 3.7/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Two and a Half Men (8.6/12 HH rating/share, 13.76M viewers, 4.7/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (sixth season premiere):
      • Households – 9.1/13 to 8.6/12
      • Viewers – 14.88M to 13.76M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.3/12 to 4.7/11
  • 9:30 p.m.: Worst Week (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.31M viewers, 3.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 6.7/10 to 5.8/9
      • Viewers – 10.87M to 9.31M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/8 to 3.1/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: Miami (9.3/15 HH rating/share, 14.32M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating/share) ended the night for CBS.
    • Week-to-week numbers (seventh season premiere):
      • Households – 11.1/18 to 9.3/15
      • Viewers – 17.23M to 14.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/13 to 4.4/11

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.7/8 household rating/share, 7.62 million viewers and a 3.2/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.2/8 HH rating [#3]
    • 8.58M viewers [#3]
    • 4.1/10 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The second season premiere of Chuck (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.62M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (series premiere):
      • Households – 5.6/9 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 9.21M to 6.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 2.6/7
    • Last week’s numbers (Heroes: Countdown to Premiere):
      • Households – 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 6.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Heroes (5.7/8 HH rating/share, 9.34M viewers, 4.4/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (third season premiere – 9-11pm):
      • Households – 5.9/9 to 5.7/8
      • Viewers – 10.09M to 9.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/12 to 4.4/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: The second season premiere of Life (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 6.92M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (WED; 9/26/2007 – series premiere):
      • Households – 6.4/11 to 4.6/7
      • Viewers – 9.95M to 6.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/11 to 2.8/7

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.4/5 household rating/share, 5.29 million viewers and a 2.0/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.7/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 5.87M viewers [#4]
    • 2.4/6 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.34M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.8/6 to 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 5.89M to 5.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.1/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Prison Break (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.26M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/5 to 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 5.84M to 5.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/6 to 2.0/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.4/4 household rating/share, 3.48 million viewers and a 1.9/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.2/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.22M viewers [#5]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.54M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.2/3 to 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.33M to 3.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.9/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: One Tree Hill (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.42M viewers, 1.8/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.1/3 to 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.14M to 3.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/3 to 1.8/4

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 “Dancing With The Stars will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, October 6, 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 and PIFeedback