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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, May 8, 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 5.8/11 household rating/share, 9.17 million viewers and a 2.0/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

6.1/11 HH rating [#1]
9.63M viewers [#1]
2.2/7 A18-49 [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (5.9/11 HH rating/share, 9.35M viewers, 2.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.2/12 to 5.9/11 (-4%)
Viewers – 9.79M to 9.35M (-4.5%/-0.44M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/9 to 2.2/8 (-8%)

  • 9:00 (9:02) p.m.: Flashpoint (5.5/10 HH rating/share, 8.64M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.0/11 to 5.5/10 (-8%)
Viewers – 9.66M to 8.64M (-11%/-1.02M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 1.8/6 (-14%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (6.0/11 HH rating/share, 9.64M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.0/11 to 6.0/11 (n/c)
Viewers – 9.70M to 9.64M (-1%/-0.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 1.8/6 (-18%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 3.2/6 household rating/share and 5.02 million viewers and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.5/6 HH rating [#2]
5.00M viewers [#2]
1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Film: Happy Feet (3.1/6 HH rating/share, 5.05M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Wife Swap – fifth season finale):

Households – 2.9/5
Viewers – 4.09M
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5

Last week’s numbers (Supernanny):

Households – 3.2/6
Viewers – 4.58M
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5

  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 4.97M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.4/8 to 3.3/6 (-25%)
Viewers – 6.27M to 4.97M (-21%/-1.30M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.2/4 (-33%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.1/6 household rating/share and 4.36 million viewers, but was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.3/6 HH rating [#3]
4.93M viewers [#3]
1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Howie Do It-REPEAT & Howie Do It-REPEAT (2.50M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Howie Do It – first season finale – 8:00-8:30pm):

Households – 2.2/4
Viewers – 3.26M
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3

  • 9:00 p.m.: A two-hour edition of Dateline (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 5.30M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.0/7 to 3.8/7 (-5%)
Viewers – 5.81M to 5.30M (-9%/-0.51M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.5/5 (n/c)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 1.8/3 household rating/share, 2.89 million viewers and a 1.0/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.0/4 HH rating [#4]
3.14M viewers [#4]
1.0/4 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Prison Break (2.0/4 HH rating/share, 3.03M viewers, 0.9/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.1/4 to 2.0/4 (-5%)
Viewers – 3.20M to 3.03M (-5%/-0.17M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/4 to 0.9/4 (-10%)

  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: The season, or perhaps series, finale of Dollhouse (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.75M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share). Those are series lows in each category.

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.9/3 to 1.7/3 (-10.5%)
Viewers – 3.06M to 2.75M (-10%/-0.31M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4 to 1.0/4 (-9%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.2/2 household rating/share, 1.73 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.0/2 HH rating [#5]
1.54M viewers [#5]
0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The fourth season, or perhaps series, finale of Everybody Hates Chris (1.83M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.1/2 to x.x/x
Viewers – 1.68M to 1.83M (+9%/+0.15M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/3 to 0.7/3 (n/c)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Game (2.05M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.2/2 to x.x/x
Viewers – 1.84M to 2.05M (+11%/+0.21M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3 to 0.9/3 (+12.5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model-REPEAT (1.52M 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 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 “Numb3rs” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, May 15, 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.