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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, January 17, 2009

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Note: Due to the unavailability of the fast nationals last week, “Last Week” numbers in this week’s report are based on the final national numbers.

Additionally, household rating/share numbers were not available for this evening.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with 5.84 million viewers and a 1.9/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 13.6/23 HH rating [#1]
    • 23.38M viewers [#1]
    • 8.8/25 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Cops (5.27M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/13/2008):
      • Households – 3.0/6 to  x.x/x
      • Viewers – 5.05M to 5.27M (+4%/+0.22M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/6 to 1.7/6 (+6%)
  • 8:30 p.m.: Cops-REPEAT (6.07M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX NFL NFC Divisional Playoffs: Pregame – 7:30-8:16pm):
      • Households – 5.9/10
      • Viewers – 10.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (6.01M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (America’s Most Wanted – 1/3/2009):
      • Households – 3.5/6 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 5.87M to 6.01M (+2%/+0.14M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 2.1/6 (+17%)
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX NFL NFC Divisional Playoffs: Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers – 8:16-11:18pm):
      • Households – 13.8/23
      • Viewers – 23.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.9/25

CBS followed in second place for the evening with 4.83 million viewers and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 1.1/3 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.2/7 HH rating [#2]
    • 6.69M viewers [#2]
    • 1.9/5 A18-49 [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Game Show in My Head (3.47M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.3/7 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 7.17M to 3.47M (-52%/-3.70M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 0.9/3 (-64%)
  • 8:30 p.m.: Another episode of Game Show in My Head (3.81M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.3/5 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 5.56M to 3.81M (-31%/-1.75M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.1/3 (-42%)
  • 9:00 p.m.: Without a Trace-REPEAT (4.41M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (6.42M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/8 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 7.11M to 6.42M (-10%/-0.69M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.4/5 (-22%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with 4.22 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.0/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.8/5 HH rating [#3]
    • 4.20M viewers [#3]
    • 1.0/3 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Crusoe (2.76M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.8/3 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 2.81M to 2.76M (-2%/-0.05M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2 to 0.6/2 (n/c)
  • 9:00 p.m.: Law & Order-REPEAT (3.85M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (6.06M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with 4.18 million viewers, but managed a tie for second place among adults 18-49 with a 1.1/3 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.2/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.42M viewers [#4]
    • 1.2/3 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m: Movie: The Pacifier-REPEAT (4.95M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m: Desperate Housewives-REPEAT (2.65M viewers, 0.8/2 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 “48 Hours Mystery” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, January 24, 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.