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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, May 10, 2009

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

Note: Due to the unavailability of the fast affiliate numbers last week, all numbers from the week prior, including the “Last Week” numbers, are based on the final national numbers. As always, all numbers for the current day are based on the fast affiliate numbers unless otherwise noted.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 6.3/11 household rating/share and 10.46 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/7 rating/share.

Last Week

6.8/12 HH Rating/Share [#1]
10.40M Viewers [#1]
2.6/8 A18-49 Rating [#2]

  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (6.3/13 HH rating/share, 9.97M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.8/15 to 6.3/13 (-19%)
Viewers – 12.31M to 9.97M (-19%/-2.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7 to 1.5/5 (-25%)

  • 8:00 p.m.: The season finale of The Amazing Race (5.9/10 HH rating/share, 10.43M viewers, 3.0/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.0/10 to 5.9/10 (-2%)
Viewers – 10.84M to 10.43M (-4%/-0.41M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.0/9 (-6%)

Season finale comparison (12/7/2008):

Households – 6.2/9 to 5.9/10 (-5%)
Viewers – 10.50M to 10.43M (-1%/-0.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.0/9 (-3%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The sixth season finale, or perhaps series finale, of Cold Case (7.2/12 HH rating/share, 11.78M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.5/12 to 7.2/12 (-4%)
Viewers – 12.46M to 11.78M (-5.5%/-0.68M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 2.7/7 (-7%)

Season finale comparison (5/4/2008):

Households – 7.3/12 to 7.2/12 (-1%)
Viewers – 11.56M to 11.78M (+2%/+0.22M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.7/7 (+12.5%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The fourth season finale, or perhaps series finale, of The Unit (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 9.66M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.9/10 to 5.8/10 (-2%)
Viewers – 9.97M to 9.66M (-3%/-0.31M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.4/7 (n/c)

Season finale comparison (12/18/2007 – 9:00pm):

Households – 6.8/11 to 5.8/10 (-15%)
Viewers – 10.74M to 9.66M (-10%/-1.08M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.4/7 (-14%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.6/10 household rating/share and 9.03 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.9/9 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.2/10 HH Rating/Share [#2]
9.95M Viewers [#2]
3.1/9 A18-49 Rating [#1]

  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (3.9/8 HH rating/share, 6.98M viewers, 2.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.6/9 to 3.9/8 (-15%)
Viewers – 7.98M to 6.98M (-12.5%/-1.00M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/8 to 2.0/7 (-13%)

  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (4.8/9 HH rating/share, 8.19M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.5/9 to 4.8/9 (-13%)
Viewers – 9.18M to 8.19M (-11%/-0.99M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.6/7 (-4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (7.6/12 HH rating/share, 12.13M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.4/13 to 7.6/12 (-9.5%)
Viewers – 13.48M to 12.13M (-10%/-1.35M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/11 to 4.1/11 (-7%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The third season finale of Brothers & Sisters (6.1/10 HH rating/share, 8.84M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.2/11 to 6.1/10 (-2%)
Viewers – 9.11M to 8.84M (-3%/-0.27M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 3.1/8 (+3%)

Season finale comparison (5/11/2008):

Households – 7.2/12 to 6.1/10 (-15%)
Viewers – 10.69M to 8.84M (-17%/-1.85M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.1/8 (-18%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.8/9 household rating/share and 7.55 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.5/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.6/8 HH Rating/Share [#3]
6.87M Viewers [#3]
2.2/6 A18-49 Rating [#4]

  • 7:00 p.m: Dateline (2.7/6 HH rating/share, 4.03M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:00-9:00pm):

Households – 3.4/6 to 2.7/6 (-21%)
Viewers – 5.06M to 4.03M (-20%/-1.03M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 0.9/3 (-25%)

  • 8:00 p.m: The three-hour eighth season finale of Celebrity Apprentice (5.5/9 HH rating/share, 8.73M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.7/9 to 5.5/9 (-3.5%)
Viewers – 8.68M to 8.73M (+1%/+0.05M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.1/8 (n/c)

Season finale comparison (THUR; 3/27/2008 – 9:00-11:00pm):

Households – 7.7/13 to 5.5/9 (-29%)
Viewers – 12.13M to 8.73M (-28%/-3.40M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.5/12 to 3.1/8 (-31%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.7/5 household rating/share, 4.11 million viewers and a 1.9/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.7/5 HH Rating/Share [#4]
4.73M Viewers [#4]
2.3/7 A18-49 Rating [#3]

  • 7:00 p.m.: Sit Down, Shut Up (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.59M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (time period debut):

Households – 1.2/2 to 1.1/2 (-8%)
Viewers – 2.06M to 1.59M (-23%/-0.47M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3 to 0.7/3 (-12.5%)

  • 7:30 p.m.: American Dad-REPEAT (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.36M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons (3.0/6 HH rating/share, 5.16M viewers, 2.5/8 A18-49 rating/share.

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.7/6 to 3.0/6 (-19%)
Viewers – 6.66M to 5.16M (-22.5%/-1.50M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/10 to 2.5/8 (-22%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: King of the Hill (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 4.10M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.9/5 to 2.5/4 (-14%)
Viewers – 5.14M to 4.10M (-20%/-1.04M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 1.8/5 (-28%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.47M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.8/6 to 3.9/6 (+3%)
Viewers – 6.57M to 6.47M (-1.5%/-0.10M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9 to 3.2/9 (-9%)

  • 9:30 p.m.: American Dad (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.95M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.2/5 to 3.0/5 (-6%)
Viewers – 5.35M to 4.95M (-7.5%/-0.40M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.4/6 (-14%)

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.7/1 household rating/share, 0.95 million viewers and a 0.3/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.6/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
1.11M Viewers [#5]
0.3/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]

  • 7:00 (6:30) p.m.: Jericho-REPEAT (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 720,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:30 p.m.: Film: The Spy Who Loved Me-REPEAT (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.00M viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Film: Four Weddings and a Funeral-REPEAT):

Households – 0.7/1
Viewers – 1.21M
Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national 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 nationals. (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 “Desperate Housewives will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, May 17, 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/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.