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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, April 28, 2009

042809piechart-viewers 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 9.7/15 household rating/share, 16.58 million viewers and a 6.0/16 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.9/15 HH rating/share [#1]
16.88M
viewers [#1]
6.0/16 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (13.2/21 HH rating/share, 22.54M viewers, 7.9/22 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 13.9/22 to 13.2/21 (-5%)
Viewers – 23.96M to 22.54M (-6%/-1.42M)
Adults 18-49 – 8.2/23 to 7.9/22 (-4%)

  • 9:00 (9:02) p.m.: Fringe (6.1/9 HH rating/share, 10.61M viewers, 4.2/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.9/9 to 6.1/9 (+3%)
Viewers – 9.90M to 10.61M (+7%/+0.71M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/9 to 4.2/10 (+8%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 9.5/15 household rating/share and 15.19 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 3.2/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.8/11 HH rating/share [#2]
10.36M viewers [#2]
2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (10.0/16 HH rating/share, 16.32M viewers, 3.4/10 A18-49 rating/share), which featured the first part of the potential spinoff series with Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J.

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/7/2009):

Households – 10.9/17 to 10.0/16 (-8%)
Viewers – 17.81M to 16.32M (-8%/-1.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.4/10 (-6%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The Mentalist (10.5/16 HH rating/share, 16.90M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/7/2009):

Households – 10.3/16 to 10.5/16 (+2%)
Viewers – 16.92M to 16.90M (-0%/-0.02M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 3.7/9 (+3%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Without a Trace (8.0/13 HH rating/share, 12.35M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/14/2009):

Households – 8.5/14 to 8.0/13 (-6%)
Viewers – 13.23M to 12.35M (-7%/-0.88M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.5/7 (-17%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.4/10 household rating/share and 9.78 million viewers but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.7/10 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.6/9 HH rating/share [#3]
8.58M viewers [#3]
3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Biggest Loser: Couples (6.0/9 HH rating/share, 9.43M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.8/9 to 6.0/9 (+3%)
Viewers – 9.26M to 9.43M (+2%/+0.17M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 3.8/10 (+3%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (7.1/12 HH rating/share, 10.50M viewers, 3.9/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/7/2009):

Households – 6.1/10 to 7.1/12 (+16%)
Viewers – 9.26M to 10.50M (+13%/+1.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.9/11 (+18%)

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.3/8 household rating/share, 8.00 million viewers and a 2.0/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.4/9 HH rating/share [#4]
8.17M viewers [#4]
1.9/5
A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: According to Jim (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.43M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.5/4 to 2.4/4 (-4%)
Viewers – 3.37M to 3.43M (+2%/+0.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 0.9/3 (-10%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: According to Jim (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.71M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.4/4 to 2.5/4 (+4%)
Viewers – 3.35M to 3.71M (+11%/+0.11M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 1.0/3 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars: The Results (9.2/14 HH rating/share, 14.27M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (results show):

Households – 9.6/14 to 9.2/14 (-4%)
Viewers – 14.73M to 14.27M (-3%/-0.46M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.2/8 (n/c)

Day-to-day numbers (MON; 4/27/2009 – regular episode):

Households – 12.3/19 to 9.2/14 (-25%)
Viewers – 19.28M to 14.27M (-26%/-5.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 3.2/8 (-26%)

  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Cupid (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.16M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/14/2009):

Households – 4.1/7 to 4.1/7 (n/c)
Viewers – 6.10M to 6.16M (+1%/+0.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.7/5 (n/c)

Last week’s numbers (The Unusuals):

Households – 3.8/6
Viewers – 5.81M
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.2/2 household rating/share, 1.81 million viewers and a 0.8/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.6/2 HH rating/share [#5]
2.34M
viewers [#5]
1.0/3
A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Reaper (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.82M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.4/2 to 1.2/2 (-14%)
Viewers – 2.15M to 1.82M (-15%/-0.33M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/2 to 0.7/2 (-22%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: 90210 (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.80M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.3/2 to 1.2/2 (-8%)
Viewers – 1.88M to 1.80M (-4%/-0.08M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/2 to 0.9/2 (-10%)

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 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 Tuesday, May 5, 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.