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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, March 5, 2009

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FOX finished in a tie first place for the evening with a 9.2/15 household rating/share and was alone in first among both viewers (15.94 million) and adults 18-49 (6.1/16 rating/share).

Last Week:

8.8/14 HH rating [#1]
15.27M viewers [#1]
5.7/15 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol: Judge’s Wild Card Round (12.2/19 HH rating/share, 21.24M viewers, 7.5/20 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 11.9/19 to 12.2/19 (+2.5%)
Viewers – 20.89M to 21.24M (+2%/+0.35M)
Adults 18-49 – 7.1/19 to 7.5/20 (+6%)

Day-to-day numbers (WED; 3/4/2009):

Households – 13.1/21 to 12.2/19 (-7%)
Viewers – 22.78M to 21.24M (-7%/-1.54M)
Adults 18-49 – 7.8/22 to 7.5/20 (-4%)

  • 9:00 (9:05) p.m.: Hell’s Kitchen (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 10.64M viewers, 4.6/12 A18-49 rating/share). Note: With the surprise announcement of a 13th contender, ‘Idol’ bled a few minutes into the 9:00pm time period.  Because of that, Idol’s numbers may increase some at the expense of Hell’s Kitchen. Update: And that’s exactly what happened.  Hell’s Kitchen began airing at 9:05pm decreased to a 5.7/9 HH rating/share, 9.71M viewers and a 4.4/11 A18-49 rating/share, while ‘Idol’ increased to a 12.2/19 HH rating/share,  21.50M viewers and a 7.6/21 A18-49 rating/share.  Hell’s Kitchen was hurt more (so the percentage changes from the week prior were actually: +2%, -1% and +2%).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.6/9 to 6.2/10 (+11%)
Viewers – 9.85M to 10.64M (+8%/+0.79M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 4.6/12 (+7%)

CBS followed in a tie for first place for the evening with a 9.2/15 household rating/share, but was second among both viewers (14.98 million) and adults 18-49 (4.0/11 rating/share).

Last Week:

8.7/14 HH rating [#2]
13.95M viewers [#2]
3.7/10 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Tocantins (7.1/11 HH rating/share, 11.98M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.9/11 to 7.1/11 (+3%)
Viewers – 12.05M to 11.98M (-1%/-0.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11 to 3.8/10 (-3%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (12.8/20 HH rating/share, 20.80M viewers, 5.3/13 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 11.1/17 to 12.0/20 (+15%)
Viewers – 17.72M to 20.80M (+17%/+3.08M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 5.3/13 (+23%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Eleventh Hour (7.9/14 HH rating/share, 12.15M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.6/13 to 7.9/14 (+4%)
Viewers – 11.70M to 12.15M (+4%/+0.45M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 3.0/8 (+7%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.6/7 household rating/share, 7.21 million viewers and a 3.2/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.9/6 HH rating [#4]
6.08M viewers [#4]
2.5/7 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.55M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (2/19/2009):

Households – 4.1/7 to 3.5/6 (-15%)
Viewers – 6.79M to 5.55M (-18%/-1.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 2.2/6 (-15%)

Last week’s numbers (Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five):

Households – 2.5/4
Viewers – 4.03M
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4

  • 8:30 p.m.: Kath & Kim (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 4.16M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.1/3 to 2.7/4 (+29%)
Viewers – 3.39M to 4.16M (+23%/+0.77M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.8/5 (+20%)

  • 9:00 p.m.:  The Office (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 8.63M viewers, 4.5/11 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 5.3/8 to 5.2/8 (-2%)
Viewers – 9.00M to 8.63M (-4%/-0.37M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.6/12 to 4.5/11 (-2%)

  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: 30 Rock (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 7.35M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.9/6 to 4.6/7 (+18%)
Viewers – 6.36M to 7.35M (+16%/+0.99M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7 to 3.8/9 (+31%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: ER (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.79M viewers, 3.5/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.8/10 to 5.8/10 (n/c)
Viewers – 8.72M to 8.79M (+1%/+0.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9 to 3.5/10 (+3%)

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share, 5.51 million viewers and a 1.6/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.2/7 HH rating [#3]
6.11M viewers [#3]
1.9/5 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.36M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.1/8 to 4.3/7 (-16%)
Viewers – 7.60M to 6.36M (-16%/-1.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 1.7/5 (-26%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy-REPEAT (4.1/6 HH rating/share, 5.68M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Private Practice-REPEAT (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 4.50M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.3/2 household rating/share, 2.09 million viewers and a 0.8/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.3/2 HH rating [#5]
2.02M viewers [#5]
0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.18M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural-REPEAT (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.93M viewers, 0.7/2 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 12, 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.