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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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

Note: The “Last Week” numbers in this report are based on the final national numbers, not the fast affiliate numbers as is usually the case.  Everything else noted at the bottom of this page holds true.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 9.4/15 household rating/share, 16.17 million viewers and a 5.5/15 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.6/15 HH rating/share [#1]
16.25M viewers [#1]
5.5/15 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Lie to Me (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 8.36M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.4/9 to 5.1/9 (-6%)
Viewers – 8.68M to 8.36M (-4%/-0.32M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.6/8 (-4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: American Idol: Results Show (13.7/21 HH rating/share, 23.99M viewers, 8.4/21 A18-49 rating/share).

Day-to-day numbers (regular episode – Tues; 5/12/2009 – 8:00-9:05pm):

Households – 13.0/21 to 13.7/21 (+5%)
Viewers – 22.71M to 23.99M (+6%/+1.28M)
Adults 18-49 – 8.0/23 to 8.4/21 (+5%)

Week-to-week numbers (results show):

Households – 13.7/21 to 13.7/21 (n/c)
Viewers – 23.57M to 23.99M (+2%/+0.42M)
Adults 18-49 – 8.3/20 to 8.4/21 (+1%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 6.7/11 household rating/share and 10.56 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

7.3/12 HH rating/share [#2]
11.36M viewers [#2]
2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Rules of Engagement (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.38M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (MON; 5/11/2009 – 9:30pm)

Households – 6.3/9 to 4.1/7 (-35%)
Viewers – 10.14M to 6.38M (-37%/-3.76M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 1.9/6 (-47%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.54M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 4.4/8 to 4.2/7 (-5%)
Viewers – 6.45M to 6.65M (+3%/+0.20M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.0/5 (+5%)

Last week’s numbers (Gary Unmarried):

Households – 4.3/7
Viewers – 6.66M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6

  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (8.2/13 HH rating/share, 13.03M viewers, 3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.9/14 to 8.2/13 (-8%)
Viewers – 14.13M to 13.03M (-8%/-1.10M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.4/8 (+3%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (7.8/13 HH rating/share, 12.18M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.5/14 to 7.8/13 (-8%)
Viewers – 13.40M to 12.18M (-9%/-1.22M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.2/8 (-3%)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.2/8 household rating/share and 8.31 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.7/10 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.0/6 HH rating/share [#4]
6.18M viewers [#3]
2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Lost: A Journey in Time (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.31M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Scrubs – eighth season finale):

Households – 3.5/6
Viewers – 5.07M
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6

  • 9:00 p.m.: The two-part fifth season finale of Lost (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 9.30M viewers, 4.3/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.3/8 to 5.6/9 (+6%)
Viewers – 8.70M to 9.30M (+7%/+0.60M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 4.3/11 (+7.5%)

Season finale comparison (THUR; 5/29/2008 – two-part fourth season finale):

Households – 7.3/12 to 5.6/9 (-23%)
Viewers – 12.30M to 9.30M (-24%/-3.00M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.9/13 to 4.3/11 (-12%)

Last week’s numbers (The Unusuals – 10:02pm):

Households – 4.1/5
Viewers – 4.63M
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.1/7 household rating/share, 5.95 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.2/7 HH rating/share [#3]
6.12M viewers [#4]
1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 5.47M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share). Note: This season aired previously on USA Network.

Week-to-week numbers (NBC premiere):

Households – 3.9/7 to 3.8/7 (-3%)
Viewers – 5.71M to 5.47M (-4%/-0.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.2/4 (-8%)

  • 9:00 p.m: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.56M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m: Law & Order (5.2/9 HH rating/share, 7.82M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.5/9 to 5.2/9 (-6%)
Viewers – 8.14M to 7.82M (-4%/-0.32M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.2/6 (-4%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.8/3 household rating/share, 2.65 million viewers and a 1.2/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.7/3 HH rating/share [#5]
2.45M viewers [#5]
1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The 12th season finale of  America’s Next Top Model (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.23M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.6/4 to 2.9/5 (+11.5%)
Viewers – 3.87M to 4.23M (+9%/+0.36M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.8/6 (+6%)

Season finale comparison (11/19/2008 – 11th season finale):

Households – 3.2/5 to 2.9/5 (-9%)
Viewers – 4.84M to 4.23M (-13%/-0.61M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 1.8/6 (-22%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: 90210-REPEAT (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.06M viewers, 0.5/1 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 20, 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.