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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Full ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 9.2/15 household rating/share, 15.42 million viewers and a 5.2/14 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.8/16 HH rating/share [#1]
16.34M viewers [#1]
5.4/14 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Lie to Me (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 8.41M viewers, 2.5/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.7/10 to 5.3/9 (-7%)
Viewers – 9.18M to 8.41M (-8%/-0.77M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 2.5/8 (-4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: American Idol: Results Show (13.2/20 HH rating/share, 22.43M viewers, 7.8/20 A18-49 rating/share).

Day-to-day numbers (regular episode – Tues; 4/7/2009 – 8:00-9:07pm):

Households – 13.1/21 to 13.2/20 (+1%)
Viewers – 22.81M to 22.43M (-2%/-0.38M)
Adults 18-49 -8.1/22 to 7.8/20 (-4%)

Week-to-week numbers (results show):

Households – 14.2/22 to 13.2/20 (-7%)
Viewers – 24.34M to 22.43M (-8%/-1.91M)
Adults 18-49 -8.4/21 to 7.8/20 (-7%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.0/11 household rating/share, 11.02 million viewers and a 2.9/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

6.4/10 HH rating/share [#2]
10.09M viewers [#2]
2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 7.30M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (3/18/2009):

Households – 4.6/8 to 4.6/8 (n/c)
Viewers – 7.21M to 7.30M (+1%/+0.09M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.1/7 (n/c)

  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 7.30M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (3/18/2009):

Households – 4.6/8 to 4.6/8 (n/c)
Viewers – 7.37M to 7.30M (-1%/-0.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.2/7 (n/c)

Last week’s numbers (I Get That a Lot – series premiere – 8:00-9:00pm):

Households – 6.3/10
Viewers – 10.35M
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10

  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (8.4/13 HH rating/share, 13.25M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (3/25/2009):

Households – 8.8/13 to 8.4/13 (-5%)
Viewers – 14.36M to 13.25M (-8%/-1.11M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 3.2/8 (-6%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (7.9/13 HH rating/share, 12.52M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (3/25/2009):

Households – 8.1/14 to 7.9/13 (-2.5%)
Viewers – 12.64M to 12.52M (-1%/-0.12M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 3.3/9 (+10%)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.1/7 household rating/share, 6.52 million viewers and a 2.6/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.2/7 HH rating/share [#3]
6.69M viewers [#3]
2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Scrubs (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.67M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.3/6 to 3.1/5 (-6%)
Viewers – 4.97M to 4.67M (-6%/-0.30M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 1.8/6 (-5%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: Better off Ted (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.20 viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.1/5 to 2.8/5 (-10%)
Viewers – 4.67M to 4.20M (-10%/-0.47M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.7/5 (-11%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Lost (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 8.29M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.6/9 to 5.0/8 (-11%)
Viewers – 9.57M to 8.29M (-13%/-1.28M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 3.7/9 (-14%)

  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: The series premiere of The Unusuals (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 6.84M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Life on Mars – season/series finale):

Households – 3.7/6
Viewers – 5.64M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.3/5 household rating/share and 4.86 million viewers, but fell to fifth place among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.8/6 HH rating/share [#4]
5.65M viewers [#4]
1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m: Law & Order-REPEAT (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 5.41M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m: The second season –  or perhaps series — finale of Life (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.50M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.8/6 to 2.9/5 (-24%)
Viewers – 5.70M to 4.50M (-21%/-1.20M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.3/3 (-13%)

  • 10:00 p.m: Law & Order-REPEAT (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 4.68M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.0/3 household rating/share and 2.85 million viewers, but managed a fourth place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

1.9/3 HH rating/share [#5]
2.59M viewers [#5]
1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 3.70M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.9/5 to 2.6/4 (-10%)
Viewers – 3.97M to 3.70M (-7%/-0.27M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.7/5 (-6%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model: Clip Show (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.00M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share).

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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 affiliate numbers. (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 Wednesday, April 15, 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.

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