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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, January 1, 2009

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 4.8/8 household rating/share and 7.98 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 2.2/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.5/9 HH rating [#1]
    • 7.08M viewers [#1]
    • 1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory-REPEAT (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.75M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother-REPEAT (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.42M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-REPEAT (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.57M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Eleventh Hour-REPEAT (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.77M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.6/8 household rating/share and 7.56 million viewers, but fell to fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.2/7 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.30M viewers [#2]
    • 1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 9.29M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.8/8 to 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 6.52M to 9.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 2.2/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.38M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:30 p.m.: Another The Office-REPEAT (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.79M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for NBC.

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share and 7.51 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.6/3 HH rating [#4]
    • 2.65M viewers [#4]
    • 1.0/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 8:00 p.m.: FedEx Orange Bowl: Pregame (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.90M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-to-year numbers (1/3/2008 – 8:00-8:22):
      • Households – 3.4/6 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 5.35M to 2.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 0.9/3
  • 8:46 p.m.: FedEx Orange Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 9.32M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-to-year numbers (Kansas vs. Virginia Tech – 1/3/2008 – 8:22-11:57):
      • Households – 7.4/12 to 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 11.96M to 9.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/12 to 3.0/8

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.1/7 household rating/share and 6.54 million viewers, but managed a slightly stronger third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.3/5 HH rating [#3]
    • 3.52M viewers [#3]
    • 1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for ABC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 5:00 p.m.: Rose Bowl: Penn State vs. USC (11.7/21 HH rating/share, 20.60M viewers, 6.5/20 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-to-year numbers (Illinois vs. USC – TUES; 1/1/2008 – 5:30-8:51):
      • Households – 11.0/19 to 11.7/21
      • Viewers – 18.75M to 20.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.3/18 to 6.5/20
    • Last week’s numbers (NBA on ABC: Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers – 5:15-8:02):
      • Households – 5.3/14
      • Viewers – 9.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/16
  • 8:40 p.m.: Rose Bowl: Postgame (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.87M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-to-year numbers (TUES; 1/1/2008 – 8:51-9:08):
      • Households – 4.1/6 to 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 6.42M to 8.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5 to 2.9/8
  • 9:01 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos Sports-REPEAT (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.78M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:31 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy-REPEAT (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 3.90M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:32 p.m.: Private Practice-REPEAT (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.34M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.1/2 household rating/share, 1.83 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.9/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.49M viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.99M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural-REPEAT (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.67M 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 “Deal or No Deal” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, January 8, 2009. 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.