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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, February 8, 2009

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 11.3/18 household rating/share, 18.96 million viewers and a 6.5/16 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week

3.1/5 HH Rating/Share [#2]
4.62M Viewers [#2]
0.8/2 A18-49 Rating [#4]

  • Note: Due to the live event, which extended past primetime by more than 1/2 hour, the following numbers for CBS only are based on the final nationals.
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (10.5/17 HH rating/share, 16.70M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/25/2009):

Households – 8.9/15 to 10.4/17 (+17%)
Viewers – 14.21M to 16.74M (+18%/+2.53M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 3.1/9 (+29%)

  • 8:00 p.m.: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards (11.2/18 HH rating/share, 19.05M viewers, 7.4/18 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (2/10/2008):

Households – 10.3/16 to 11.2/18 (+9%)
Viewers – 17.17M to 19.05M (+11%/+1.88M)
Adults 18-49 – 6.5/16 to 7.4/18 (+14%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.5/10 household rating/share, 10.67 million viewers and a 3.5/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.4/4 HH Rating/Share [#3]
4.14M Viewers [#3]
1.4/3 A18-49 Rating [#2]

  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 9.29M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/25/2009):

Households – 5.0/8 to 5.3/9 (+6%)
Viewers – 8.58M to 9.29M (+8%/+0.71M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.8/8 (+8%)

  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (6.0/9 HH rating/share, 10.38M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/25/2009):

Households – 6.7/10 to 6.0/9 (-10%)
Viewers – 11.59M to 10.38M (-10%/-1.21M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.1/10 to 3.4/9 (-17%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (8.6/13 HH rating/share, 13.69M viewers, 4.9/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/18/2009):

Households – 8.3/12 to 8.6/13 (+4%)
Viewers – 13.08M to 13.69M (+5%/+0.61M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.6/10 to 4.9/11 (+6.5%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (6.3/10 HH rating/share, 9.33M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/18/2009):

Households – 6.1/10 to 6.3/10 (+3%)
Viewers – 8.87M to 9.33M (+5%/+0.46M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 3.1/8 (+11%)

Last week’s numbers (Wipeout Bowl I: Cheerleaders vs. Couch Potatoes):

Households – 3.3/6
Viewers – 6.03M
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/5

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.5/7 household rating/share and 7.14 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

35.0/54 HH Rating/Share [#1]
76.36M Viewers [#1]
29.2/59 A18-49 Rating [#1]

  • Note: Because of the live-sporting event the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 4:30 p.m: 2009 NFL Pro Bowl (5.4/10 HH rating/share, 8.80M viewers, 2.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (FOX – 2/10/2008 – complete game, 4:30-7:47pm)

Households – 6.3/12 to 5.4/10 (-14%)
Viewers – 9.97M to 8.80M (-12%/-1.17M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/12 to 2.9/10 (-19%)

Last week’s numbers (Super Bowl XLIII: Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers):

Households – 42.0/64
Viewers – 98.73M
Adults 18-49 – 36.7/72

  • 8:00 p.m: Dateline (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.04M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/25/2009):

Households – 6.0/9 to 4.5/7 (-25%)
Viewers – 9.90M to 7.04M (-29%/-2.86M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 1.6/4 (-30%)

  • 9:00 p.m: XIII, Part 1 (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.29M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Super Bowl XLIII: Postgame):

Households – 25.7/42
Viewers – 57.40M
Adults 18-49 – 23.5/51

Last week’s numbers (The Office):

Households – 11.6/21
Viewers – 22.91M
Adults 18-49 – 11.0/28

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.4/4 household rating/share and 4.09 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

1.5/2 HH Rating/Share [#4]
2.51M Viewers [#4]
1.0/2 A18-49 Rating [#3]

  • 7:00 p.m.: Hole in the Wall (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.22M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/18/2009):

Households – 2.2/4 to 1.4/2 (-36%)
Viewers – 3.39M to 2.22M (-34.5%/-1.17M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 0.9/3 (-36%)

  • 7:30 p.m.: Another Hole in the Wall (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.64M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/18/2009):

Households – 2.1/3 to 1.6/3 (-24%)
Viewers – 3.32M to 2.64M (-20%/-0.68M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.2/3 (-14%)

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons-REPEAT (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 4.82M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: King of the Hill (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 4.75M viewers, 2.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/30/2008):

Households – 3.3/5 to 2.6/4 (-21%)
Viewers – 5.72M to 4.75M (-17%/-0.97M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/6 to 2.3/5 (-15%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy-REPEAT (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 5.53M viewers, 2.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: American Dad (2.9/4 HH rating/share, 4.56M viewers, 2.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/25/2009):

Households – 3.6/5 to 2.9/4 (-19%)
Viewers – 6.33M to 4.56M (-28%/-1.77M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/6 to 2.3/5 (-18%)

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.8/1 household rating/share, 1.15 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.4/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
0.67M Viewers [#5]
0.2/0 A18-49 Rating [#5]

  • 7:00 p.m.: Jericho-REPEAT (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 683,000 viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: Movie: Teen Wolf-REPEAT (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.38M viewers, 0.6/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Movie: Throw Momma From the Train-REPEAT):

Households – 0.5/1
Viewers – 0.70M
Adults 18-49 – 0.2/0

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 “The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, February 15, 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 PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.