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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, April 24, 2009

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

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.7/11 household rating/share, 8.72 million viewers and a 1.8/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.3/8 HH rating [#1]
6.55M viewers [#1]
1.4/5 A18-49 [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (6.0/12 HH rating/share, 9.15M viewers, 2.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/10/2009):

Households – 6.2/12 to 6.0/12 (-3%)
Viewers – 10.08M to 9.15M (-9%/-0.93M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/9 to 2.1/8 (-16%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Flashpoint (5.2/10 HH rating/share, 8.18M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/10/2009):

Households – 5.9/11 to 5.2/10 (-12%)
Viewers – 9.77M to 8.18M (-16%/-1.59M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 1.6/5 (-16%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.84M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/10/2009):

Households – 5.9/11 to 5.8/10 (-2%)
Viewers – 9.80M to 8.84M (-10%/-0.96M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 1.8/6 (-18%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 3.8/7 household rating/share, 5.65 million viewers and a 1.7/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.5/6 HH rating [#3]
5.19M viewers [#3]
1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap (2.9/6 HH rating/share, 3.95M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.6/7 to 2.9/6 (-19%)
Viewers – 5.42M to 3.95M (-27%/-1.47M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/7 to 1.3/5 (-23.5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: A two-hour edition of 20/20 (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.63M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (10:00-11:00pm):

Households – 3.5/6 to 4.2/7 (+20%)
Viewers – 5.26M to 6.63M (+26%/+1.37M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.8/6 (+29%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 2.9/5 household rating/share and 4.30 million viewers and was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.6/7 HH rating [#2]
5.70M viewers [#2]
1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#t2]

  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Howie Do It & Howie Do It (2.1/4 HH rating/share, 3.29M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Howie Do It – 8:00pm):

Households – 2.0/4
Viewers – 3.18M
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3

Last week’s numbers (Howie Do It – 8:30pm):

Households – 1.9/4
Viewers – 3.39M
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3

  • 9:00 p.m.: A two-hour edition of Dateline (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 4.80M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.8/9 to 3.3/6 (-31%)
Viewers – 7.00M to 4.80M (-31%/-2.20M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.3/4 (-28%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.0/4 household rating/share and 3.33 million viewers, but managed a tie for third place among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.0/4 HH rating [#4]
3.03M viewers [#4]
1.0/4 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Moving up an hour from last week (this is the time slot the show will end its run at), Prison Break (2.0/4 HH rating/share, 3.05M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share) fell to another series low.

Week-to-week numbers (9:00-10:00pm):

Households – 2.1/4 to 2.0/4 (-5%)
Viewers – 3.34M to 3.05M (-9%/-0.29M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 1.0/4 (-17%)

  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Dollhouse (2.0/4 HH rating/share, 2.99M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share), now with an even weaker lead-in than before, also fell to series lows.

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/10/2009):

Households – 2.2/4 to 2.0/4 (-9%)
Viewers – 3.50M to 2.99M (-15%/-0.51M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.2/4 (-14%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.0/2 household rating/share, 1.43 million viewers and a 0.6/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.8/2 HH rating [#5]
1.28M viewers [#5]
0.5/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.79M viewers, 0.6/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/3/2009):

Households – 1.1/2 to 1.2/2 (+9%)
Viewers – 1.74M to 1.79M (+3%/+0.05M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2 to 0.6/3 (n/c)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Game (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.89M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/3/2009):

Households – 1.1/2 to 1.2/2 (+9%)
Viewers – 1.83M to 1.89M (+3%/+0.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3 to 0.9/3 (+12.5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model-REPEAT (0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.28M viewers, 0.5/2 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 “Ghost Whisperer” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, May 1, 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.