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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, January 11, 2009

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 10.2/16 household rating/share, 17.02 million viewers and a 4.9/12 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week
    • 7.2/11 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 11.29M Viewers [#1]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for CBS only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 4:46-8:02 p.m.: CBS NFL Playoffs – AFC Divisional Series: San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers (19.6/34 HH rating/share, 34.11M viewers, 12.0/35 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:08 p.m.: 60 Minutes (9.2/14 HH rating/share, 15.03M viewers, 3.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (60 Minutes):
      • Households – 8.1/13 to 9.2/14 (+14%)
      • Viewers – 12.32M to 15.03M (+22%/+2.71M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 3.6/8 (+80%)
    • Last week’s numbers (Million Dollar Password):
      • Households – 6.7/10
      • Viewers – 10.41M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5
  • 9:08 p.m.: Cold Case (7.7/11 HH rating/share, 12.30M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.9/12 to 7.7/11 (-3%)
      • Viewers – 12.67M to 12.30M (-3%/-0.37M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 3.0/7 (+7%)
  • 10:08 p.m.: The Unit (6.3/10 HH rating/share, 10.16M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.0/10 to 6.3/10 (+5%)
      • Viewers – 9.73M to 10.16M (+4%/+0.43M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/6 to 2.6/7 (+4%)

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 8.2/12 household rating/share, 12.87 million viewers and a 4.1/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.7/7 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 8.05M Viewers [#4]
    • 2.7/7 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • Note: Due to the live event the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:00 p.m: 2009 Golden Globes Red Carpet Special (4.9/8 HH rating/share, 7.78M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (SNL Sports Extra – 7:00-9:00pm):
      • Households – 3.2/5
      • Viewers – 5.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6
  • 8:00-11:04 p.m: The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (9.3/14 HH rating/share, 14.86M viewers, 4.9/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-to-year numbers (1/15/2007):
      • Households – 13.2/20 to 9.3/14 (-30%)
      • Viewers – 20.04M to 14.86M (-26%/-5.18M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.5/15 to 4.9/12 (-25%)
    • Last year’s numbers (WGA strike affected):
      • Households – 4.1/6
      • Viewers – 6.04M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4
    • Last week’s numbers (Superstars of Dance – series premiere – 9:00-11:00pm):
      • Households – 6.3/10
      • Viewers – 10.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.2/10 household rating/share, 10.33 million viewers and a 3.5/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.4/10 HH Rating/Share [#t2]
    • 10.39M Viewers [#3]
    • 3.5/9 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 8.23M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.2/7 to 4.7/7 (+12%)
      • Viewers – 7.12M to 8.23M (+16%/+1.11M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 2.2/6 (+10%)
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (5.9/9 HH rating/share, 10.28M viewers, 3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.4/10 to 5.9/9 (-9%)
      • Viewers – 10.94M to 10.28M (-6%/-0.66M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9 to 3.4/8 (-8%)
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (8.5/13 HH rating/share, 13.75M viewers, 5.2/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.8/13 to 8.5/13 (-3%)
      • Viewers – 14.39M to 13.75M (-4%/0.64M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/12 to 5.2/12 (n/c)
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.07M viewers, 3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10:01pm):
      • Households – 5.9/10 to 5.8/9 (-2%)
      • Viewers – 9.09M to 9.07M (-0.02M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.4/8 (+6%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.5/8 household rating/share, 9.64 million viewers and a 3.4/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.4/10 HH Rating/Share [#t2]
    • 10.71M Viewers [#2]
    • 3.9/10 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: Back-to-back Simpsons-REPEAT (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.88M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX NFL – NFC Wild Card: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings – 4:30-7:56):
      • Households – 17.6/30
      • Viewers – 30.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 10.8/31
  • 8:00 p.m.: The first episode of the two-hour 24 seventh season premiere (7.0/10 HH rating/share, 12.55M viewers, 4.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The second hour of the 24 premiere (7.1/10 HH rating/share, 12.48M viewers, 4.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (1/14/2007 – combined two hours):
      • Households – 8.8/13 to 7.1/10 (-19%)
      • Viewers – 15.79M to 12.52M (-21%/-3.27M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.1/13 to 4.2/9 (-31%)
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX NFL – NFC Wild Card: Postgame – 7:56-8:04pm):
      • Households – 9.8/16
      • Viewers – 16.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.2/16

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.7/1 household rating/share, 1.17 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.21M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.3/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 p.m.: Jericho-REPEAT (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 766,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: Movie: Carrie-REPEAT (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.33M viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Movie: Trail of the Pink Panther-REPEAT ):
      • Households – 0.9/1
      • Viewers – 1.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1
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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 “24 will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, January 18, 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, Zap2It and TVbytheNumbers.

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