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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 10.8/17 household rating/share and 17.28 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.4/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.1/12 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 11.46M viewers [#1]
    • 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (11.6/18 HH rating/share, 19.06M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/16/2008):
      • Households – 11.9/19 to 11.6/18
      • Viewers – 19.94M to 19.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/11 to 3.7/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Mentalist (12.3/19 HH rating/share, 19.56M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/16/2008):
      • Households – 11.6/18 to 12.3/19
      • Viewers – 19.31M to 19.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/11 to 3.9/10
    • Last week’s numbers (Kennedy Center Honors – 9:00-11:00pm):
      • Households – 6.6/11
      • Viewers – 10.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Without a Trace (8.5/14 HH rating/share, 13.21M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (THUR; 12/16/2008):
      • Households – 9.2/16 to 8.5/14
      • Viewers – 14.48M to 13.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 2.7/7

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.0/11 household rating/share and 11.43 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.3/11 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.2/9 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 8.01M viewers [#2]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The premiere of–the series seventh–The Biggest Loser: Couples (7.1/11 HH rating/share, 11.82M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (9/16/2008):
      • Households – 5.1/8 to 7.1/11
      • Viewers – 7.94M to 11.82M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 4.4/11
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (7.0/12 HH rating/share, 10.65M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/9/2008):
      • Households – 7.2/12 to 7.0/12
      • Viewers – 11.01M to 10.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 3.9/10

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, 7.18 million viewers and a 2.7/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.6/4 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 4.69M viewers [#4]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Homeland Security USA (4.8/7 HH rating/share, 7.84M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Happy New Year, Charlie Brown-REPEAT – 8:00):
      • Households – 3.4/6
      • Viewers – 6.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Rudolph’s Shiny New Year-REPEAT – 8:30-9:30pm):
      • Households – 2.6/4
      • Viewers – 5.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: The eighth season–and ABC network–premiere of Scrubs (4.1/6 HH rating/share, 6.76M viewers, 3.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (NBC – THUR; 10/25/2007):
      • Households – 4.1/6 to 4.1/6
      • Viewers – 6.95M to 6.76M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/9 to 3.1/7
  • 9:30 p.m.: Another episode of Scrubs (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.64M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (According to Jim):
      • Households – 2.0/3
      • Viewers – 3.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3
  • 10:00 p.m.: The season premiere of Primetime: What Would You Do? (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 6.99M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Eli Stone):
      • Households – 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.1/5 household rating/share, 4.63 million viewers and a 1.8/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.4/6 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 5.53M viewers [#3]
    • 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: House-REPEAT (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.57M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Fringe-REPEAT (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.68M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.5/2 household rating/share, 2.62 million viewers and a 1.1/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.08M viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210 (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.78M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/18/2008):
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.92M to 2.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.4/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Privileged (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.74M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (MON; 12/8/2008):
      • Households – 1.3/2 to 1.1/2
      • Viewers – 1.91M to 1.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/2 to 0.8/2
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 “NCIS” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, January 13, 2009. 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.