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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 10.3/15 household rating/share, 18.65 million viewers and a 7.2/18 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.6/14 HH rating/share [#1]
17.26M viewers [#1]
6.8/16 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (13.7/20 HH rating/share, 25.20M viewers, 9.6/24 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 12.1/18 to 13.7/20 (+13%)
Viewers – 22.27M to 25.20M (+13%/+2.93M)
Adults 18-49 – 9.0/22 to 9.6/24 (+7%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (WED; 1/21/2009):

Households – 14.3/22 to 13.7/20 (-4%)
Viewers – 25.90M to 25.20M (-3%/-0.70M)
Adults 18-49 – 9.8/25 to 9.6/24 (-2%)

  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Fringe (6.9/10 HH rating/share, 12.09M viewers, 4.8/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.0/10 to 6.9/10 (-1%)
Viewers – 11.96M to 12.09M (+1%/+0.13M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.6/11 to 4.8/11 (+4%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 9.8/15 household rating/share and 15.64 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 3.2/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.1/9 HH rating/share [#3]
9.70M viewers [#3]
2.2/5 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (11.6/17 HH rating/share, 19.04M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/13/2009):

Households – 11.3/17 to 11.6/17 (+3%)
Viewers – 18.62M to 19.04M (+2%/+0.42M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9 to 3.9/10 (+5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The Mentalist-REPEAT (9.6/14 HH rating/share, 15.13M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Katie Couric: Change & Challenge – The Inauguration of Barack Obama):

Households – 4.4/6
Viewers – 6.76M
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Without a Trace (8.2/14 HH rating/share, 12.76M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/13/2009):

Households – 8.0/13 to 8.2/14 (+2.5%)
Viewers – 12.42M to 12.76M (+3%/+0.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7 to 2.7/7 (-7%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.9/9 household rating/share and 9.70 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.5/9 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.5/8 HH rating/share [#4]
8.87M viewers [#4]
3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Biggest Loser: Couples (6.5/9 HH rating/share, 10.99M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.2/9 to 6.5/9 (+5%)
Viewers – 10.27M to 10.99M (+7%/+0.72M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.0/9 to 4.0/10 (n/c)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 7.12M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (NBC News Special: Inauguration of Barack Obama):

Households – 4.1/7
Viewers – 6.21M
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.7/6 household rating/share, 5.66 million viewers and a 2.0/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

7.3/11 HH rating/share [#2]
11.54M viewers [#2]
3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Homeland Security USA (3.7/5 HH rating/share, 5.60M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/13/2009:

Households – 3.8/6 to 3.7/5 (-3%)
Viewers – 6.04M to 5.60M (-7%/-0.44M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.7/4 (-6%)

Last week’s numbers (Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration):

Households – 7.9/12
Viewers – 12.57M
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9

  • 9:00 p.m.: Scrubs (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.12M viewers, 2.2/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/13/2009):

Households – 2.8/4 to 3.3/5 (+18%)
Viewers – 4.61M to 5.12M (+11%/+0.51M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5 to 2.2/5 (n/c)

  • 9:30 p.m.: Another episode of Scrubs (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.05M viewers, 2.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/13/2009):

Households – 2.7/4 to 3.3/5 (+22%)
Viewers – 4.33M to 5.05M (+17%/+0.72M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5 to 2.3/5 (+4.5%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Primetime: What Would You Do? (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.31M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/13/2009):

Households – 4.7/8 to 4.2/7 (-11%)
Viewers – 7.30M to 6.31M (-14%/-0.99M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.3/6 (-18%)

Last week’s numbers (ABC News Special – A Moment In History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama):

Households – 6.1/10
Viewers – 9.48M
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.7/1 household rating/share, 0.95 million viewers and a 0.3/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.4/2 HH rating/share [#5]
2.03M viewers [#5]
0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210-REPEAT (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.06M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (90210):

Households – 1.5/2
Viewers – 2.30M
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3

  • 9:00 p.m.: Privileged-REPEAT (0.6/1 HH rating/share, 0.84M viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Privileged):

Households – 1.1/2
Viewers – 1.61M
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast affiliate 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 affiliate numbers. (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, February 3, 2009. Also keep in mind that because these are fast affiliate ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast Affiliate/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.