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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, April 25, 2009

042509piechart-viewersComplete ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

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 5.17 million viewers, but was tied for third place among adults 18-49 with a 0.8/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.9/7 HH rating [#1]
5.73M viewers [#1]
1.2/4 A18-49 [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Streisand: Live in Concert (4.98M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Miami-REPEAT (4.56M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (5.95M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.0/9 to x.x/x
Viewers – 7.25M to 5.95M (-18%/-1.30M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.3/4 (-19%)

FOX followed in second place for the evening with 4.60 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating/share.

Last week:

3.3/6 HH rating [#2]
5.46M viewers [#2]
1.7/6 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Cops & Cops (4.66M viewers, 1.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last original episode numbers (4/11/2009 – 8:30pm):

Households – 3.2/6
Viewers – 4.91M
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/6

Last week’s numbers (FOX NASCAR Sprint Cup: Pre-race – 8:00-8:46pm):

Households – 2.7/5
Viewers – 4.18M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5

  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (4.50M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/11/2009):

Households – 3.1/6 to x.x/x
Viewers – 4.94M to 4.50M (-9%/-0.44M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.4/5 (-12.5%)

Last week’s numbers (FOX NASCAR Sprint Cup: Subway Fresh Fit – 8:46-11:40pm):

Households – 3.6/7
Viewers – 5.98M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7

NBC finished in third place for the evening with 3.52 million viewers and was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 0.8/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.2/4 HH rating [#4]
3.30M viewers [#5]
0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (3.22M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Kings):

Households – 1.5/3
Viewers – 2.24M
Adults 18-49 – 0.5/2

  • 9:00 p.m.: Southland-REPEAT (2.79M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order-REPEAT (2.79M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with 3.22 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.1/4 HH rating [#4]
3.40M viewers [#3]
1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Film: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets-REPEAT (3.22M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone-REPEAT):

Households – 2.1/4
Viewers – 3.40M
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4


Notes: 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, May 2, 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 Zap2It, PI Feedback, and TV by the Numbers.

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