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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, January 2, 2009

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FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 6.9/12 household rating/share, 11.92 million viewers and a 3.8/11 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.4/6 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.44M viewers [#2]
    • 1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Allstate Sugar Bowl: Pregame (2.5/5 HH rating/share, 4.05M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-to-year numbers (TUES; 1/1/2008):
      • Households – 4.4/7 to 2.5/5
      • Viewers – 7.59M to 4.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7 to 1.2/4
  • 8:19 p.m.: Allstate Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Utah (7.8/13 HH rating/share, 13.37M viewers, 4.3/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-to-year numbers (TUES; 1/1/2008 – Hawaii vs. Georgia):
      • Households – 7.0/12 to 7.8/13
      • Viewers – 11.70M to 13.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/12 to 4.3/12

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.7/8 household rating/share and 7.09 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.7/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.5/8 HH rating [#1]
    • 7.00M viewers [#1]
    • 1.5/5 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer-REPEAT (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.56M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another Ghost WhispererREPEAT (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.21M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs-REPEAT (5.0/9 HH rating/share, 7.50M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

NBC finished in a tie for third place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share and was third among viewers with 5.36 million, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.8/5 HH rating [#3]
    • 4.35M viewers [#t3]
    • 1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.99M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Lipstick Jungle (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.24M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/12/2008):
      • Households – 2.7/5 to 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 3.89M to 4.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4 to 1.3/4
  • 10:00 p.m.: Dateline-REPEAT (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.84M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in a tie for third place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share and was fourth among viewers with 5.33 million, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.6/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.35M viewers [#t3]
    • 1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap-REPEAT (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.53M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernanny-REPEAT (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.81M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.64M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.4/6 to 4.3/7
      • Viewers – 5.67M to 6.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 2.2/6

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.9/2 household rating/share, 1.61 million viewers and a 0.6/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.27M viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • Note: HH rating/share data for individual programs on The CW was not available for this evening.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris-REPEAT (1.83M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating).
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Game-REPEAT (1.47M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another Everybody Hates Chris-REPEAT (1.60M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:30 p.m.: And another The Game-REPEAT (1.54M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating) closed out the evening for The CW.

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 Friday, January 9, 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.