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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Note: Ratings for networks (including the above pie chart) are based on the fast affiliate ratings, while the ratings for individual shows is based on the final national numbers.  I did it this way because President Bush’s speech pushed back regular programming on some of the nets by about 15 minutes, resulting in some not so accurate numbers in the fast affiliate ratings.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 10.7/17 household rating/share, 17.44 million viewers and a 4.5/11 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.0/9 HH rating [#3]
    • 9.09M viewers [#3]
    • 2.2/5 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:15 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-REPEAT (9.6/15 HH rating/share, 15.52M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:15 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (14.4/22 HH rating/share, 24.25M viewers, 6.6/16 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/11/2008):
      • Households – 12.7/20 to 14.4/22 (+13%)
      • Viewers – 20.86M to 24.25M (+16%/+3.39M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.8/15 to 6.6/16 (+14%)
  • 10:16 p.m.: Eleventh Hour (8.3/14 HH rating/share, 13.16M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/11/2008 – 10:01pm):
      • Households – 8.7/15 to 8.3/14 (-5%)
      • Viewers – 13.40M to 13.16M (-2%/-0.24M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.4/9 (-11%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.0/9 household rating/share, 9.10 million viewers and a 3.5/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.7/10 HH rating [#2]
    • 10.08M viewers [#2]
    • 3.6/9 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:16 p.m.: Scrubs-REPEAT (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.89M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share) began a mostly down night for ABC, with the
  • 8:30 p.m.: Another Scrubs-REPEAT (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.79M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Ugly Betty – 8:00-9:00pm):
      • Households – 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 8.31M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (8.5/13 HH rating/share, 13.10M viewers, 5.3/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.9/13 to 8.5/13 (-4%)
      • Viewers – 13.87M to 13.10M (-6%/-0.77M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/12 to 5.3/12 (+2%)
  • 10:02 p.m.: Private Practice (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 8.49M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (time period debut – 10:01pm):
      • Households – 6.0/10 to 5.8/9 (-3%)
      • Viewers – 8.98M to 8.49M (-5%/-0.49M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.3/8 (n/c)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, 7.01 million viewers and a 3.0/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.7/6 HH rating [#4]
    • 5.70M viewers [#4]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:18 p.m.: My Name Is Earl-REPEAT (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.15M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: My Name Is Earl (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.99M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:00pm):
      • Households – 3.6/6 to 3.7/6 (+3%)
      • Viewers – 5.60M to 5.99M (+7%/+0.39M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.5/6 (+19%)
    • Last week’s numbers (Kath & Kim – 8:30pm):
      • Households – 2.7/4
      • Viewers – 4.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office (4.9/7 HH rating/share, 8.49M viewers, 4.4/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/11/2008):
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 4.9/7 (-6%)
      • Viewers – 8.76M to 8.49M (-3%/-0.27M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/12 to 4.4/10 (-6%)
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: 30 Rock (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.63M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/5 to 4.0/6 (+14%)
      • Viewers – 5.37M to 6.63M (+23%/+1.26M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/5 to 3.2/8 (+33%)
  • 10:00 p.m.: ER (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 6.95M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 4.6/8 (-6%)
      • Viewers – 7.34M to 6.95M (-5%/-0.39M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.7/7 (+4%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/4 household rating/share, 4.20 million viewers and a 1.8/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 14.1/21 HH rating [#1]
    • 24.36M viewers [#1]
    • 8.4/21 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:20 p.m.: Kitchen Nightmares-REPEAT (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.70M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FedEx BCS National Championship Game: Pregame – 7:30-8:20pm):
      • Households – 5.7/10
      • Viewers – 9.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/11
  • 9:00 p.m.:  Kitchen Nightmares (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 4.36M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/20/2008 – 8:00pm):
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 2.7/4 (-7%)
      • Viewers – 4.69M to 4.36M (-7%/-0.33M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 2.0/5 (n/c)
    • Last week’s numbers (FedEx BCS National Championship Game: Oklahoma vs. Florida – 9:00-11:49pm):
      • Households – 15.8/25
      • Viewers – 26.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 9.5/25

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.2/3 household rating/share, 3.62 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.4/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.08M viewers [#5]
    • 0.8/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 4.30M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/20/2008):
      • Households – 2.6/4 to 2.6/4 (n/c)
      • Viewers – 4.18M to 4.30M (+3%/+0.12M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.8/5 (+6%)
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.98M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/20/2008):
      • Households – 2.0/3 to 1.8/3 (-10%)
      • Viewers – 3.34M to 2.98M (-11%/-0.36M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/3 to 1.2/3 (-14%)
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 “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, January 22, 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, Zap2It and TVbytheNumbers.

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