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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, March 8, 2009

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with an 7.0/12 household rating/share and 11.33 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/7 rating/share.

Last Week

8.5/13 HH Rating/Share [#1]
13.78M Viewers [#1]
2.4/6 A18-49 Rating [#4]

  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (8.5/15 HH rating/share, 13.13M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 9.1/15 to 8.5/15 (-7%)
Viewers – 14.23M to 13.13M (-8%/-1.10M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.3/7 (+4.5%)

  • 8:00 p.m.: Amazing Race (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 10.22M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.2/10 to 6.2/10 (n/c)
Viewers – 10.60M to 10.22M (-4%/-0.38M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 3.0/8 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Cold Case (7.7/12 HH rating/share, 12.56M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (2/15/2009):

Households – 6.7/10 to 7.7/12 (+15%)
Viewers – 10.89M to 12.56M (+15%/+1.67M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 3.0/7 (+25%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Unit (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.43M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (2/15/2009):

Households – 5.1/9 to 5.8/9 (+14%)
Viewers – 8.36M to 9.43M (+13%/+1.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.3/6 (+4.5%)

Last week’s numbers (Jesse Stone: Thin Ice):

Households – 9.3/14
Viewers – 15.24M
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.5/11 household rating/share and 10.10 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/9 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.9/11 HH Rating/Share [#2]
10.96M Viewers [#2]
3.6/9 A18-49 Rating [#1]

  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 6.97M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.2/9 to 4.2/8 (-19%)
Viewers – 9.00M to 6.97M (-23%/-2.03M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.0/6 (-26%)

  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 9.45M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.6/10 to 6.0/10 (-9%)
Viewers – 11.00M to 9.45M (-14%/-1.55M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9 to 3.0/8 (-14%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (8.7/13 HH rating/share, 13.50M viewers, 4.6/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (2/15/2009):

Households – 8.7/13 to 8.7/13 (n/c)
Viewers – 14.01M to 13.50M (-4%/-0.51M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.9/12 to 4.6/11 (-6%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (7.1/12 HH rating/share, 10.50M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:00-11:00pm):

Households – 7.8/12 to 7.1/12 (-9%)
Viewers – 11.98M to 10.50M (-12%/-1.48M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.1/10 to 3.5/9 (-15%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share, 6.14 million viewers and a 2.4/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.2/7 HH Rating/Share [#4]
6.64M Viewers [#4]
2.7/7 A18-49 Rating [#3]

  • 7:00 p.m: Saturday Night Live: Just Game Show Parodies (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.35M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m: Saturday Night Live: Just Commercials (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 6.01M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m: Celebrity Apprentice (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 7.60M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (eighth season premiere):

Households – 5.5/8 to 4.8/8 (-13%)
Viewers – 8.84M to 7.60M (-14%/-1.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/9 to 3.1/8 (-21%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating/share, 4.76 million viewers and a 2.3/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.0/8 HH Rating/Share [#3]
8.69M Viewers [#3]
3.5/9 A18-49 Rating [#2]

  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: Back-to-back episodes of Hole in the Wall (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.59M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (2/8/2009 — combined hour):

Households – 1.4/2 to 1.6/3 (+14%)
Viewers – 2.25M to 2.59M (+15%/+0.33M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 1.2/4 (+33%)

Last week’s numbers (NASCAR Sprint Cup: Las Vegas – 4:47pm):

Households – 6.5/12
Viewers – 11.14M
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/13

Last week’s numbers (NASCAR Sprint Cup: Las Vegas Postrace – 8:27pm):

Households – 4.7/8
Viewers – 8.16M
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 5.99M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:41pm):

Households – 3.7/6 to 3.4/6 (-8%)
Viewers – 6.53M to 5.99M (-8%/-0.54M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 2.8/8 (-12.5%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: King of the Hill (2.8/4 HH rating/share, 4.92M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:12pm):

Households – 3.3/5 to 2.8/4 (-15%)
Viewers – 5.74M to 4.92M (-14%/-0.82M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/6 to 2.4/6 (-14%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy (4.2/6 HH rating/share, 7.18M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (2/15/2009):

Households – 4.1/6 to 4.2/6 (+2%)
Viewers – 7.41M to 7.18M (-3%/-0.23M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/9 to 3.7/9 (-3%)

  • 9:30 p.m.: American Dad (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 5.32M viewers, 2.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:41pm):

Households – 3.4/5 to 3.1/5 (-9%)
Viewers – 5.66M to 5.32M (-6%/-0.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/6 to 2.7/6 (n/c)

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.6/1 household rating/share, 0.82 million viewers and a 0.2/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.0/2 HH Rating/Share [#5]
1.54M Viewers [#5]
0.4/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]

  • 7:00 p.m.: Jericho-REPEAT (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 0.67M viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: Movie: Easy Money-REPEAT (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 0.90M viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Movie: Rain Man-REPEAT):

Households – 1.1/2
Viewers – 1.70M
Adults 18-49 – 0.5/1

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national 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 nationals. (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 “Desperate Housewives will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, March 15, 2009. Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.