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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, February 12, 2009

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 8.6/14 household rating/share and 14.20 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 4.0/11 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.6/9 HH rating [#t2]
8.63M viewers [#3]
2.2/6 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The season premiere of Survivor: Tocantins (8.1/13 HH rating/share, 13.79M viewers, 4.4/13 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (Season 17 – Survivor: Gabon – 9/25/2008):

Households – 7.7/12 to 8.1/13 (+5%)
Viewers – 13.06M to 13.79M (+6%/+0.73M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.5/11 to 4.4/13 (-2%)

Season premiere comparison (Season 16 – Survivor: Micronesia – 2/7/2008):

Households – 8.1/13 to 8.1/13 (n/c)
Viewers – 14.02M to 13.79M (-2%/-0.23M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.8/13 to 4.4/13 (-8%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (10.8/17 HH rating/share, 17.78M viewers, 4.9/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/29/2009):

Households – 12.0/18 to 10.8/17 (-10%)
Viewers – 20.15M to 17.78M (-12%/-2.37M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.4/13 to 4.9/12 (-9%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Eleventh Hour (7.0/12 HH rating/share, 11.04M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (1/29/2009):

Households – 8.1/14 to 7.0/12 (-14%)
Viewers – 12.74M to 11.04M (-13%/-1.70M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 2.7/7 (-13%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.9/13 household rating/share and 12.22 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.6/12 rating/share.

Last Week:

7.7/12 HH rating [#1]
11.82M viewers [#1]
4.5/12 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (4.9/8 HH rating/share, 7.44M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.9/8 to 4.9/8 (n/c)
Viewers – 7.26M to 7.44M (+2.5%/+0.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.3/6 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (9.7/15 HH rating/share, 15.07M viewers, 5.9/14 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 9.8/15 to 9.7/15 (-1%)
Viewers – 15.27M to 15.07M (-1%/-0.20M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.8/14 to 5.9/14 (+2%)

  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Another Grey’s Anatomy crossover-based episode of Private Practice (9.1/15 HH rating/share, 14.15M viewers, 5.8/15 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.3/14 to 9.1/15 (+10%)
Viewers – 12.91M to 14.15M (+10%/+1.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.3/14 to 5.8/15 (+9%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, 7.13 million viewers and a 3.1/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.3/7 HH rating [#4]
6.70M viewers [#3]
2.9/8 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 6.30M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.9/6 to 4.0/7 (+3%)
Viewers – 6.28M to 6.30M (+0.02M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.6/8 (+4%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: Kath & Kim (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.48M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.1/5 to 3.3/5 (+6.5%)
Viewers – 4.75M to 5.48M (+15%/+0.73M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.4/6 (+14%)

  • 9:00 p.m.:  The Office (5.3/8 HH rating/share, 8.89M viewers, 4.6/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.1/8 to 5.3/8 (+4%)
Viewers – 8.48M to 8.89M (+5%/+0.41M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 4.6/11 (+7%)

  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: 30 Rock (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 7.72M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.0/6 to 4.6/7 (+15%)
Viewers – 6.39M to 7.72M (+21%/+1.33M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/7 to 3.8/9 (+23%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: ER (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.25M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.8/8 to 4.8/8 (n/c)
Viewers – 7.25M to 7.30M (+1%/+0.05M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.7/7 (+4%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/4 household rating/share, 4.23 million viewers and a 1.4/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.6/9 HH rating [#t2]
9.22M viewers [#2]
3.3/9 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: 40th Annual NAACP Awards (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 4.23M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (2/14/2008):

Households – 2.6/4 to 2.6/4 (n/c)
Viewers – 3.85M to 4.23M (+10%/+0.38M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.4/4 (n/c)

Last week’s numbers (Bones – 8:00pm):

Households – 6.7/11
Viewers – 10.86M
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9

Last week’s numbers (Hell’s Kitchen – 9:00pm):

Households – 4.5/7
Viewers – 7.71M
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.4/2 household rating/share, 2.19 million viewers and a 0.9/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.2/3 HH rating [#5]
3.61M viewers [#5]
1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (1.5/2 HH rating/share, 2.39M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Smallville):

Households – 2.4/4
Viewers – 3.93M
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4

  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural-REPEAT (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.98M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Supernatural):

Households – 2.1/3
Viewers – 3.37M
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/3

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 “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, February 19, 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 Zap2It, PI Feedback, and TV by the Numbers.