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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, February 26, 2009

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American Idol’s second elimination episode led Fox to a win last night, but it wasn’t as dominate a performance as one may have suspected and the episode drew a season-low 20.66 million viewers.  That was a decline of 17% (among viewers) from last week’s first elimination episode, and 21% in adults 18-49 rating.

Following American Idol was an original episode of Hell’s Kitchen which managed to post better retention levels than the last time it aired out of an episode of American Idol.

In second place was CBS, whose best performance of the night was among households, where it just barely lost out to Fox (8.8 vs. an 8.7 rating).  The network was paced by the night’s second-most watched show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which with Grey’s Anatomy in repeat, managed a slight increase in viewers (+5%).  The show underperformed in A18-49 rating, however, tying with Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen with a 4.4 rating for the hour.

ABC aired an almost full night of repeats (Ugly Betty was new), but still managed a third place finish (ahead of NBC) among households and viewers.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with an 8.8/14 household rating/share, 15.27 million viewers and a 5.7/15 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.0/8 HH rating [#3]
8.04M viewers [#3]
3.0/8 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol: Results Show (11.9/19 HH rating/share, 20.66M viewers, 7.1/19 A18-49 rating/share).

Last ‘Results Show’ comparison (WED; 2/18/2009):

Households – 14.1/22 to 11.9/19 (-16%)
Viewers – 24.79M to 20.66M (-17%/-4.12M)
Adults 18-49 – 9.0/24 to 7.1/19 (-21%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (WED; 2/25/2009):

Households – 13.8/21 to 11.9/19 (-14%)
Viewers – 24.54M to 20.66M (-16%/-3.88M)
Adults 18-49 – 9.1/23 to 7.1/19 (-22%)

Last week’s numbers (Bones):

Households – 5.9/9
Viewers – 9.51M
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8

  • 9:00 p.m.: Hell’s Kitchen (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 9.87M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.0/6 to 5.6/9 (+40%)
Viewers – 6.57M to 9.87M (+50%/+3.30M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 4.4/11 (+37.5%)

Most recent post-Idol comparison (THUR; 1/29/2009 – season five premiere):

(Retention from Idol lead-in in paranthesis)

Households – 6.3/10 (44%) to 5.6/9 (47%) [-11%]
Viewers – 10.86M (44%) to 9.87M (48%) [-9%/0.99M]
Adults 18-49 – 4.8/12 (52%) to 4.4/11 (62%) [-8%]

CBS followed in second place for the evening with an 8.7/14 household rating/share, 13.95 million viewers and a 3.7/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

8.6/14 HH rating [#1]
13.92M viewers [#1]
3.9/10 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Tocantins (7.1/11 HH rating/share, 12.28M viewers, 4.0/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.8/12 to 7.1/11 (-9%)
Viewers – 13.59M to 12.28M (-10%/-1.31M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.5/12 to 4.0/11 (-11%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (11.2/18 HH rating/share, 17.83M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 10.4/16 to 11.2/18 (+8%)
Viewers – 16.92M to 17.83M (+5%/+0.91M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/11 to 4.4/11 (n/c)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Eleventh Hour (7.7/13 HH rating/share, 11.73M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.3/12 to 7.7/13 (+5.5%)
Viewers – 11.17M to 11.73M (+5%/+0.56M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.9/8 (+11.5%)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share and 6.11 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

7.5/12 HH rating [#2]
11.47M viewers [#2]
4.2/11 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 6.79M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.1/8 to 4.6/7 (-10%)
Viewers – 7.60M to 6.79M (-11%/-0.81M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 1.9/5 (-17%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy-REPEAT (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 6.83M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week numbers (Grey’s Anatomy):

Households – 10.0/15
Viewers – 15.57M
Adults 18-49 – 5.9/15

  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Private Practice-REPEAT (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 4.72M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week numbers (Private Practice):

Households – 7.3/12
Viewers – 11.16M
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/12

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share, 6.08 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.5/7 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.0/6 HH rating [#4]
6.24M viewers [#4]
2.5/7 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.99M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (My Name Is Earl):

Households – 4.1/7
Viewers – 6.79M
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8

  • 8:30 (8:31) p.m.: Kath & Kim (2.1/3 HH rating/share, 3.45M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.3/5 to 2.1/3 (-36%)
Viewers – 5.18M to 3.45M (-33%/-1.73M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 1.5/4 (-32%)

  • 9:00 p.m.:  The Office-REPEAT (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.30M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: 30 Rock (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.30M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (2/12/2009):

Households – 4.7/7 to 3.9/6 (-17%)
Viewers – 7.68M to 6.30M (-18%/-1.38M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/9 to 2.9/7 (-24%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: ER (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.73M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.9/8 to 5.8/10 (+18%)
Viewers – 7.51M to 8.73M (+16%/+1.22M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 3.4/9 (+26%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.3/2 household rating/share, 2.02 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.3/2 HH rating [#5]
2.12M viewers [#5]
0.8/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.10M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural-REPEAT (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.94M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).

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 “American Idol” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, March 5, 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.

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