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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 9.6/14 household rating/share, 17.26 million viewers and a 6.8/16 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 15.8/23 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 30.07M viewers [#1]
    • 11.8/28 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (12.1/18 HH rating/share, 22.42M viewers, 8.9/22 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:00-10:00pm):
      • Households – 15.8/23 to 12.1/18 (-23%)
      • Viewers – 30.42M to 22.42M (-27%/-8.00M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 11.7/28 to 8.9/22 (-24%)
  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Fringe (7.1/10 HH rating/share, 12.09M viewers, 4.7/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/2/2008):
      • Households – 5.3/8 to 7.1/10 (+34%)
      • Viewers – 8.54M to 12.09M (+42%/+3.55M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 4.7/11 (+31%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.3/11 household rating/share and 11.54 million viewers and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 3.4/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.7/6 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 5.92M viewers [#4]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration (8.0/12 HH rating/share, 12.58M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Homeland Security USA):
      • Households – 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 6.04M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5
    • Last week’s numbers (Scrubs):
      • Households – 2.8/4
      • Viewers – 4.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5
    • Last week’s numbers (Scrubs):
      • Households – 2.7/4
      • Viewers – 4.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5
  • 10:00 p.m.: ABC News Special – A Moment In History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 9.47M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Primetime: What Would You Do?):
      • Households – 4.7/8
      • Viewers – 7.30M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 6.1/9 household rating/share and 9.70 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.2/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.2/16 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 16.32M viewers [#2]
    • 3.5/8 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS-REPEAT (6.1/9 HH rating/share, 11.74M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (NCIS):
      • Households – 11.3/17
      • Viewers – 18.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Katie Couric: Change & Challenge – The Inauguration of Barack Obama (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 6.70M viewers, 1.8/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Mentalist):
      • Households – 11.0/16
      • Viewers – 18.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/9
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The Mentalist-REPEAT (6.6/11 HH rating/share, 10.45M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Without a Trace):
      • Households – 8.0/13
      • Viewers – 12.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.5/8 household rating/share and 8.87 million viewers, but managed a tie for second place among adults 18-49 with a 3.4/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.6/9 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 9.06M viewers [#3]
    • 3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Biggest Loser: Couples (6.3/9 HH rating/share, 10.21M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (seventh season premiere):
      • Households – 5.4/8 to 6.3/9 (+17%)
      • Viewers – 8.86M to 10.21M (+15%/+1.35M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 4.0/10 (+21%)
  • 10:00 p.m.: NBC News Special: Inauguration of Barack Obama (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.19M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit):
      • Households – 6.2/10
      • Viewers – 9.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.4/2 household rating/share, 2.03 million viewers and a 0.9/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.2/2 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.65M viewers [#5]
    • 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210 (1.5/2 HH rating/share, 2.39M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.5/2 to 1.5/2 (n/c)
      • Viewers – 2.18M to 2.39M (+10%/+0.21M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.1/3 (n/c)
  • 9:00 p.m.: Privileged (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.66M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 0.8/1 to 1.1/2 (+37.5%)
      • Viewers – 1.12M to 1.66M (+48%/+0.54M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.5/1 to 0.8/2 (+60%)
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 “American Idol” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, January 27, 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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