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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 10.3/16 household rating/share, 17.80 million viewers and a 6.5/17 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

14.1/22 HH rating/share [#1]
24.62M viewers [#1]
9.4/23 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol-WED (14.0/22 HH rating/share, 24.39M viewers, 8.9/24 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 14.0/22 to 14.0/22 (n/c)
Viewers – 24.82M to 24.39M (-2%/-0.43M)
Adults 18-49 – 9.5/23 to 8.9/24 (-6%)

Day-to-day numbers (TUES; 2/17/2009):

Households – 14.3/21 to 14.0/22 (-2%)
Viewers – 25.37M to 24.39M (-4%/-0.98M)
Adults 18-49 – 9.6/24 to 8.9/24 (-7%)

  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Lie to Me (6.6/10 HH rating/share, 11.21M viewers, 4.2/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (2/4/2009):

Households – 7.7/12 to 6.6/10 (-14%)
Viewers – 12.99M to 11.21M (-14%/-1.78M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.7/12 to 4.2/10 (-11%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.4/12 household rating/share and  11.53 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 2.9/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

7.0/11 HH rating/share [#2]
11.02M viewers [#2]
2.9/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.32M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.2/7 to 4.7/8 (+12%)
Viewers – 6.87M to 7.32M (+7%/+0.45M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.0/6 (+5%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 7.26M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.2/6 to 4.6/7 (+9.5%)
Viewers – 6.54M to 7.26M (+11%/+0.72M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5 to 2.1/5 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (9.5/15 HH rating/share, 14.96M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.0/12 to 9.5/15 (+19%)
Viewers – 12.48M to 14.96M (+20%/+2.48M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/7 to 3.7/9 (+23%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (8.1/14 HH rating/share, 12.35M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.6/13 to 8.1/14 (+7%)
Viewers – 11.94M to 12.35M (+3%/+0.41M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.0/8 (-3%)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.6/7 household rating/share and 7.54 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.0/6 HH rating/share [#3]
6.43M viewers [#3]
2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: LOST-REPEAT (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.57M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: LOST (6.5/10 HH rating/share, 11.27M viewers, 5.1/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.7/9 to 6.5/10 (+14%)
Viewers – 9.82M to 11.27M (+15%/+1.45M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/10 to 5.1/12 (+16%)

  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Life on Mars (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.27M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.0/5 to 3.7/6 (+23%)
Viewers – 4.63M to 5.27M (+14%/+0.64M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 2.1/6 (+31%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share, 5.93 million viewers and a 1.7/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.9/6 HH rating/share [#4]
5.88M viewers [#4]
1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m: Knight Rider (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.49M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.5/5 to 3.6/6 (+3%)
Viewers – 5.48M to 5.49M (+0.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/3 to 1.5/4 (+15%)

  • 9:00 p.m: Life (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.16M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.2/5 to 3.3/5 (+3%)
Viewers – 4.59M to 5.16M (+12%/+0.57M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/3 to 1.5/4 (+15%)

  • 10:00 p.m: Law & Order (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 7.15M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.0/8 to 4.8/8 (-4%)
Viewers – 7.44M to 7.15M (-4%/-0.29M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 2.1/6 (+5%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.6/1 household rating/share, 0.82 million viewers and a 0.3/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.7/1 HH rating/share [#5]
1.01M viewers [#5]
0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Privileged-REPEAT (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 0.86M viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: 90210-REPEAT (0.6/1 HH rating/share, 0.77M viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).

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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 Wednesday, February 25, 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.