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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, May 2, 2009

050209piechart-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.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 3.7/7 HH rating/share, 6.14 million viewers and a 1.9/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last week:

2.4/5 HH rating [#2]
3.74M viewers [#2]
A18-49 rating [#t1]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for Fox only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 8:00 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup: Live From Richmond (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 6.1M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Fox Saturday Baseball – 4:07-8:12pm):

Households – 2.7/6
Viewers – 4.11M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/6

Last week’s numbers (Cops – 8:12-8:30pm):

Households – 1.1/2
Viewers – 1.70M
Adults 18-49 – 0.5/2

Last week’s numbers (Cops – 8:30-9:00pm):

Households – 2.5/5
Viewers – 3.92M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5

Last week’s numbers (America’s Most Wanted – 9:00-10:00pm):

Households – 2.9/5
Viewers – 4.50M
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 3.3/6 HH rating/share and 4.89 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.0/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.5/7 HH rating [#1]
5.16M viewers [#1]
0.8/2 A18-49 [#t3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Without a Trace (3.0/6 HH rating/share, 4.23M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Streisand: Live in Concert):

Households – 3.3/7
Viewers – 4.97M
Adults 18-49 – 0.5/2

  • 9:00 p.m.: Harper’s Island (3.1/6 HH rating/share, 4.61M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (THUR; 4/23/2009):

Households – 4.7/8 to 3.1/6 (-34%)
Viewers – 7.02M to 4.61M (-34%/-2.41M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.0/3 (-47%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (3.9/8 HH rating/share, 5.83M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.1/8 to 3.9/8 (-5%)
Viewers – 5.94M to 5.83M (-2%/-0.11M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.2/4 (-8%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.0/6 HH rating/share and 4.49 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 0.9/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.3/4 HH rating [#3]
viewers [#3]
A18-49 rating [#t3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (2.9/6 HH rating/share, 4.24M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Southland-REPEAT (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.12M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order-REPEAT (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.18M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.2/4 HH rating/share and 3.45 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.1/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.1/4 HH rating [#4]
3.22M viewers [#4]
1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#t1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Film: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban-REPEAT (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.45M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Film: Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsREPEAT):

Households – 2.1/4
Viewers – 3.22M
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4


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 9, 2009. Also keep in mind that because these are fast affiliate numbers, when the finals are released there may be noticeable changes.

Also, 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.