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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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Full ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump. Note: “Last Week” numbers are based on the final national numbers, not the fast affiliates as is usually the case.

Fox finished in a tie for first place for the evening with a 9.6/15 household rating/share, but was alone in first among both viewers (16.50 million) and adults 18-49 (6.1/16 rating/share).

Last Week:

9.6/15 HH rating/share [#1]
16.62M viewers [#1]
6.2/17 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (12.6/20 HH rating/share, 21.79M viewers, 7.7/22 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:00-9:03):

Households – 13.4/21 to 12.6/20 (-6%)
Viewers – 23.41M to 21.79M (-7%/-1.62M)
Adults 18-49 – 8.3/23 to 7.7/22 (-7%)

  • 9:00 (9:05) p.m.: The first season finale of Fringe (6.6/10 HH rating/share, 11.22M viewers, 4.6/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:03-10:01pm):

Households – 5.6/8 to 6.6/10 (+18%)
Viewers – 9.24M to 11.22M (+21%/+1.98M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 4.6/11 (+21%)

CBS followed in a tie for first place for the evening with a 9.6/15 household rating/share, but was second among viewers with 15.11 million and third among adults 18-49 with a 3.1/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

9.5/15 HH rating/share [#2]
15.10M viewers [#2]
3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (10.0/16 HH rating/share, 15.78M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 10.4/17 to 10.0/16 (-4%)
Viewers – 16.72M to 15.78M (-6%/-0.94M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10 to 3.2/9 (-6%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The Mentalist (10.1/15 HH rating/share, 16.11M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 10.4/16 to 10.1/15 (-3%)
Viewers – 16.68M to 16.11M (-3%/-0.57M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 3.3/8 (-8%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Without a Trace (8.9/15 HH rating/share, 13.43M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.7/13 to 8.9/15 (+16%)
Viewers – 11.83M to 13.43M (+13.5%/+1.60M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.8/7 (+8%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 7.1/11 household rating/share and 11.76 million viewers but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.7/12 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.0/10 HH rating/share [#3]
9.36M viewers [#3]
3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The three-hour season finale of The Biggest Loser: Couples (7.1/11 HH rating/share, 11.76M viewers, 4.7/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:00-10:00pm):

Households – 5.6/9 to 7.1/11 (+27%)
Viewers – 9.13M to 11.76M (+29%/+2.63M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 4.7/12 (+31%)

Season finale comparison (12/16/2008 – 8:00-10:00pm):

Households – 7.2/11 to 7.1/11 (-1%)
Viewers – 11.83M to 11.76M (-1%/-0.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.6/12 to 4.7/12 (+2%)

Last week’s numbers (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – 10:00-11:00pm):

Households – 6.9/12
Viewers – 9.82M
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.1/8 household rating/share, 7.72 million viewers and a 1.9/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.1/8 HH rating/share [#4]
7.80M viewers [#4]
2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: According to Jim & According to Jim (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 3.92M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Most recent episode numbers (4/28/2009 – 8:00pm):

Households – 2.2/4
Viewers – 3.11M
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3

Most recent episode numbers (4/28/2009 – 8:30pm):

Households – 2.2/4
Viewers – 3.11M
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3

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

Households – 2.5/4
Viewers – 3.70M
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4

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

Households – 2.1/3
Viewers – 3.07M
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3

  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars: The Results (8.9/14 HH rating/share, 13.75M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (results show):

Households – 9.4/14 to 8.9/14 (-5%)
Viewers – 14.56M to 13.75M (-6%/-0.81M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.1/8 (-3%)

Day-to-day numbers (MON; 5/11/2009 – regular episode):

Households – 11.8/18 to 8.9/14 (-25%)
Viewers – 18.55M to 13.75M (-26%/-4.80M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.2/11 to 3.1/8 (-26%)

  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Cupid (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.50M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.5/6 to 3.6/6 (+3%)
Viewers – 5.14M to 5.50M (+7%/+0.36M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.6/4 (n/c)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.3/2 household rating/share, 2.02 million viewers and a 1.0/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.2/2 HH rating/share [#5]
1.87M viewers [#5]
0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Reaper (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.99M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.2/2 to 1.3/2 (+8%)
Viewers – 1.89M to 1.99M (+5%/+0.10M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/2 to 0.9/3 (+12.5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: 90210 (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 2.05M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.3/2 to 1.3/2 (n/c)
Viewers – 1.84M to 2.05M (+11%/+0.21M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/2 to 1.1/3 (+22%)

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 19, 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.