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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, February 6, 2009

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Note: Due to the unavailability of the fast affiliates last week, “Last Week” numbers in this week’s report are based on the final national numbers.  Additionally, some HH rating/share data for this evening was not available either.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 6.5/11 household rating/share, 10.39 million viewers and a 2.4/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.1/9 HH rating [#1]
8.05M viewers [#1]
1.8/6 A18-49 [#t1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (7.1/13 HH rating/share, 11.39M viewers, 2.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/23/2009):

Households – 7.0/12 to 7.1/13 (+1%)
Viewers – 11.18M to 11.39M (+2%/+0.21M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/9 to 2.8/9 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Flashpoint-REPEAT (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 9.60M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (6.5/11 HH rating/share, 10.18M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/23/2009):

Households – 6.7/12 to 6.5/11 (-3%)
Viewers – 10.96M to 10.18M (-7%/-0.78M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.2/7 (-18.5%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share, 6.32 million viewers and a 2.1/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.0/7 HH rating [#2]
5.89M viewers [#2]
1.8/6 A18-49 rating [#t1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 5.06M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.2/6 to 3.3/6 (+3%)
Viewers – 4.96M to 5.06M (+2%/+0.10M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 1.8/6 (+6%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernanny (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.52M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/23/2009):

Households – 3.1/5 to 4.4/7 (+42%)
Viewers – 4.50M to 6.52M (+45%/+2.02M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 2.3/7 (+44%)

Last week’s numbers (20/20):

Households – 3.1/5
Viewers – 4.50M
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5

  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (5.0/9 HH rating/share, 7.39M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.5/8 to 5.0/9 (+11%)
Viewers – 6.64M to 7.39M (+11%/+0.75M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.1/6 (+10.5%)

FOX finished in a tie for third place for the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating/share, was alone in third among viewers with 4.51 million and was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.7/5 HH rating [#4]
4.04M viewers [#4]
1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Cops (4.13M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (SAT; 1/31/2009)

Households – 3.6/7 to x.x/x
Viewers – 5.93M to 4.13M (-30%/-1.80M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 1.3/4 (-32%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: Cops-REPEAT (4.67M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (4.62M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (SAT; 1/31/2009)

Households – 4.0/7 to x.x/x
Viewers – 6.57M to 4.62M (-30%/-1.95M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 1.5/4 (-25%)

NBC followed in a tie for third place for the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating/share, was fourth among viewers with 4.50 million and was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.3/6 HH rating [#3]
5.16M viewers [#3]
1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Howie Do It (4.69M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.2/6 to x.x/x
Viewers – 5.14M to 4.69M (-9%/-0.45M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.3/4 (-13%)

  • 8:30 (8:29) p.m.: Howie Do It-REPEAT (4.02M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Howie Do It):

Households – 3.3/6
Viewers – 5.37M
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5

  • 9:00 p.m.: Friday Night Lights (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 4.21M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.5/4 to 2.5/4 (n/c)
Viewers – 4.03M to 4.21M (+4.5%/+0.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.4/4 (n/c)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Dateline (3.2/6 HH rating/share, 4.93M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.1/7 to 3.2/6 (-22%)
Viewers – 6.20M to 4.93M (-20%/-1.27M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.4/4 (-22%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.7/1 household rating/share, 1.05 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.9/2 HH rating [#5]
1.33M viewers [#5]
0.6/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris (1.36M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.2/2 to x.x/x
Viewers – 1.74M to 1.36M (-22%/-0.38M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.5/2 (-29%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Game-REPEAT (1.18M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating).

Last week’s numbers (The Game):

Households – 1.2/2
Viewers – 1.83M
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3

  • 9:00 p.m.: 13—Fear is Real (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 0.84M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 0.6/1 to 0.5/1 (-17%)
Viewers – 0.86M to 0.84M (-2%/-0.02M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1 to 0.4/1 (n/c)

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 affiliates. (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 “Ghost Whisperer” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, February 13, 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 Affiliate/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at Zap2It, PI Feedback, and TV by the Numbers.