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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, April 3, 2009

040309piechart-viewers Complete ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, my full analysis and more, follows after the jump. CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 4.9/9 household rating/share and 7.81 million viewers and was tied for first among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.4/11 HH rating [#1]
10.31M viewers [#1]
3.6/11 A18-49 [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer-REPEAT (4.7/9 HH rating/share, 7.30M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (CBS NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Arizona vs. Louisville/Syracuse vs. Oklahoma – 7:00-9:35pm):

Households – 5.5/10
Viewers – 8.78M
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/11

  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Flashpoint (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 8.64M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (3/13/2009):

Households – 5.5/10 to 5.3/9 (-4%)
Viewers – 8.81M to 8.64M (-2%/-0.17M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.8/6 (+6%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs-REPEAT (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 7.50M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (CBS NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Kansas vs. Michigan/Gonzaga vs. UNC – 9:35-12:06am):

Households – 6.9/13
Viewers – 11.00M
Adults 18-49 – 4.1/13

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share and 5.28 million viewers, but managed a first place tie among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.6/8 HH rating [#2]
6.70M viewers [#2]
2.0/6 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap (3.0/6 HH rating/share, 4.62M viewers, 1.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.8/7 to 3.0/6 (-21%)
Viewers – 5.38M to 4.62M (-14%/-0.76M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 1.5/6 (-12%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernanny-REPEAT (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.55M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Supernanny):

Households – 4.5/8
Viewers – 6.54M
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6

  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 6.67M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.6/10 to 4.5/8 (-20%)
Viewers – 8.19M to 6.67M (-19%/-1.52M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 1.8/6 (-18%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 2.6/5 household rating/share and 4.02 million viewers but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.9/5 HH rating [#3]
4.32M viewers [#3]
1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Howie Do It & Howie Do It (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.56M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last original episode numbers: (3/20/2009 – 8:00-8:30pm):

Households – 2.5/5
Viewers – 3.97M
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/4

  • 9:00 p.m.: Friday Night Lights (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.61M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.5/4 to 2.3/4 (-8%)
Viewers – 3.97M to 3.61M (-9%/-0.36M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.2/4 (-8%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Dateline (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 4.89M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.8/7 to 3.7/7 (-3%)
Viewers – 5.52M to 5.39M (-2%/-0.13M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.5/5 (-6%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.4/4 household rating/share and 3.42 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.5/4 HH rating [#4]
3.85M viewers [#4]
1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (3.35M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.5/4 to x.x/x
Viewers – 3.87M to 3.35M (-13%/-0.52M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.3/5 (n/c)

  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Dollhouse (3.49M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.4/4 to x.x/x
Viewers – 3.86M to 3.49M (-10%/-0.37M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.4/5 (n/c)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.1/2 household rating/share, 1.60 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.2/2 HH rating [#5]
1.81M viewers [#5]
0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris (1.79M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.1/2 to x.x/x
Viewers – 1.79M to 1.79M (n/c)
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.6/2 (-14%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Game (1.86M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.2/2 to x.x/x
Viewers – 1.97M to 1.86M (-6%/-0.11M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 0.8/3 (-11%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model-REPEAT (1.37M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating).

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 “Flashpoint” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, April 10, 2009. Also keep in mind that because these are fast affiliate numbers, when the finals are released there may be noticeable changes.

And lastly, there may be some errors in the data due to rounding/human error. I’ll do my best to limit those mistakes and correct them in time for the next week’s report.

Sources: 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.