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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, April 29, 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 8.9/14 household rating/share, 14.86 million viewers and a 5.0/14 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.4/15 HH rating/share [#1]
15.59M viewers [#1]
5.2/15 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Lie to Me (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 7.88M viewers, 2.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.2/9 to 4.8/8 (-8%)
Viewers – 7.97M to 7.88M (-1%/-0.09M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.4/8 (+4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: American Idol: Results Show (13.0/20 HH rating/share, 21.85M viewers, 7.5/19 A18-49 rating/share).

Day-to-day numbers (regular episode – Tues; 4/28/2009 – 8:00-9:02pm):

Households – 13.5/21 to 13.0/20 (-4%)
Viewers – 23.26M to 21.85M (-6%/-1.41M)
Adults 18-49 – 8.1/23 to 7.5/19 (-7%)

Week-to-week numbers (results show):

Households – 14.0/22 to 13.0/20 (-7%)
Viewers – 23.95M to 21.85M (-9%/-2.10M)
Adults 18-49 – 8.3/21 to 7.5/19 (-10%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 6.8/11 household rating/share, 10.58 million viewers and a 2.6/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

6.3/10 HH rating/share [#2]
9.55M viewers [#2]
2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: President Obama Press Conference (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 6.01M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (8.4/13 HH rating/share, 13.27M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 8.9/15 to 8.4/13 (-6%)
Viewers – 13.72M to 13.27M (-3%/-0.45M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/10 to 3.3/8 (-6%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (8.1/14 HH rating/share, 12.47M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/15/2009):

Households – 7.8/13 to 8.1/14 (+4%)
Viewers – 12.14M to 12.47M (+3%/+0.33M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 3.2/9 (+10%)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, 6.67 million viewers and a 2.4/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.5/6 HH rating/share [#4]
5.35M viewers [#4]
2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: President Obama Press Conference (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.12M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Scrubs – 8:00pm):

Households – 3.0/5
Viewers – 4.60M
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6

Last week’s numbers (Better off Ted – 8:30pm):

Households – 2.7/5
Viewers – 4.19M
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5

  • 9:00 p.m.: Lost (5.5/8 HH rating/share, 8.81M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (4/15/2009):

Households – 5.6/9 to 5.5/8 (-1%)
Viewers – 9.23M to 8.81M (-5%/-0.42M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 4.0/10 (n/c)

Last week’s numbers (Lost: The Story of the Oceanic Six):

Households – 4.3/7
Viewers – 6.75M
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7

  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: The Unusuals (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 5.08M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.2/5 to 3.4/6 (+6%)
Viewers – 4.74M to 5.08M (+7%/+0.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.7/5 (+21%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.3/7 household rating/share, 6.39 million viewers and a 1.7/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.0/6 HH rating/share [#3]
5.79M viewers [#3]
1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m: President Obama Press Conference (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.68M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 4.81M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m: Law & Order (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 7.69M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 4.9/8 to 5.1/9 (+4%)
Viewers – 7.33M to 7.69M (+5%/+1.36M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.2/7 (n/c)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.8/3 household rating/share, 2.63 million viewers and a 1.2/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.8/3 HH rating/share [#5]
2.60M viewers [#5]
1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 4.00M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.7/5 to 2.6/4 (-4%)
Viewers – 4.01M to 4.00M (-0%/-0.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 1.8/6 (-5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: 90210-REPEAT (1.0/1 HH rating/share, 1.25M viewers, 0.6/2 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 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, May 6, 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.