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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, March 7, 2009


Note: Due to the unavailability of the fast affiliates last week, “Last Week” numbers in this week’s report are based on the final national numbers.

Additionally, household rating/share numbers were not available for this evening.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with 8.31 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 1.7/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.8/7 HH rating [#1]
5.60M viewers [#1]
1.2/4 A18-49 [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-REPEAT (6.95M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Without a Trace-REPEAT (9.14M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (8.85M viewers, 2.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.1/8 to x.x/x
Viewers – 6.25M to 8.85M (+42%/+2.60M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 2.2/8 (+37.5%)

FOX followed in second place for the evening with 5.64 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/7 rating/share.

Last week:

3.2/6 HH rating [#3]
5.38M viewers [#2]
1.8/6 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Cops (5.57M viewers, 1.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.9/6 to x.x/x
Viewers – 4.91M to 5.57M (+13%/+0.66M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 1.9/7 (+12%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: Cops-REPEAT (5.69M viewers, 2.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (5.65M viewers, 1.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.3/6 to x.x/x
Viewers – 5.43M to 5.65M (+4%/+0.22M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.9/7 (+6%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with 4.04 million viewers and a 1.1/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.3/6 HH rating [#2]
4.80M viewers [#3]
1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Celebrity Apprentice-REPEAT (3.43M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order-REPEAT (5.26M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with 3.12 million viewers and a 0.8/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.6/5 HH rating [#4]
4.14M viewers [#4]
1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m: America’s Funniest Home Videos-REPEAT (4.53M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m: Brothers & Sisters-REPEAT (2.46M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Movie: Bewitched-REPEAT):

Households – 2.4/4
Viewers – 3.64M
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3


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 “48 Hours Mystery” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, March 14, 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.