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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, May 14, 2009

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

ABC finished in first place for the evening with an 8.8/15 household rating/share, 13.18 million viewers and a 4.5/13 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

7.4/13 HH rating [#2]
11.14M viewers [#2]
3.5/10 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 6.83M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.9/9 to 4.7/8 (-4%)
Viewers – 7.38M to 6.83M (-7.5%/-0.55M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.0/6 (-5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The two-episode fifth season finale of Grey’s Anatomy (11.0/18 HH rating/share, 16.35M viewers, 5.8/16 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 10.3/16 to 11.0/18 (+7%)
Viewers – 15.55M to 16.35M (+5%/+0.80M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.4/14 to 5.8/16 (+7%)

Season finale comparison (5/22/2008 – two-part/two-hour fourth season finale):

Households – 11.8/19 to 11.0/18 (-7%)
Viewers – 18.09M to 16.35M (-10%/-1.74M)
Adults 18-49 – 7.0/19 to 5.8/16 (-17%)

Last week’s numbers (Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist – 10:02pm):

Households – 6.8/12
Viewers – 10.23M

Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9

CBS followed in second place for the evening with an 8.2/14 household rating/share, 13.10 million viewers and a 3.4/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

7.6/13 HH rating [#1]
12.09M viewers [#1]
3.2/9 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Tocantins – The Brazillian Highlands (7.0/12 HH rating/share, 12.03M viewers, 3.7/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.0/12 to 7.0/12 (n/c)
Viewers – 11.99M to 12.03M
(+0%/+0.04M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/12 to 3.7/12 (-3%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The ninth season finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (9.1/14 HH rating/share, 14.42M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 9.2/15 to 9.1/14 (-1%)
Viewers – 14.91M to 14.42M (-3%/-0.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.4/9 (-6%)

Season finale comparison (5/15/2008 – eighth season finale):

Households – 11.2/17 to 9.1/14 (-19%)
Viewers – 18.06M to 14.42M (-20%/-3.64M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.9/12 to 3.4/9 (-31%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The fifth season finale of CSI: NY (8.4/14 HH rating/share, 12.84M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (WED; 5/13/2009):

Households – 7.9/13 to 8.4/14 (+6%)
Viewers – 12.33M to 12.84M (+4%/+0.51M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.0/8 (-6%)

Season finale comparison (WED; 5/21/2008 – fourth season finale):

Households – 7.6/13 to 8.4/14 (+10.5%)
Viewers – 11.83M to 12.84M (+8.5%/+1.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.0/8 (-6%)

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 4.9/9 household rating/share, 8.06 million viewers and a 2.8/8 rating/share among adults 18-49 .

Last Week:

4.7/8 HH rating [#3]
7.58M viewers [#3]
2.5/7 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The fourth season finale of Bones (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.70M viewers, 2.5/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.5/10 to 5.4/9 (-2%)
Viewers – 8.76M to 8.70M (-1%/-0.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.5/8 (+9%)

Season finale comparison (MON; 5/19/2008 – third season finale):

Households – 6.4/10 to 5.4/9 (-16%)
Viewers – 10.30M to 8.70M (-16%/-1.60M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10 to 2.5/8 (-26.5%)

  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: The season finale of Hell’s Kitchen (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 7.42M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.9/6 to 4.3/7 (+10%)
Viewers – 6.50M to 7.42M (+14%/+0.92M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 3.1/8 (+15%)

Season finale comparison (TUES; 7/8/2008):

Households – 5.3/9 to 4.3/7 (-19%)
Viewers – 8.91M to 7.42M (-17%/-1.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.2/12 to 3.1/8 (-26%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.2/5 household rating/share, 5.12 million viewers 2.3/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.8/6 HH rating [#4]
5.99M viewers [#4]
2.4/7 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The fourth season finale of My Name Is Earl (3.1/6 HH rating/share, 4.79M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.0/5 to 3.1/6 (+3%)
Viewers – 4.47M to 4.79M (+7%/+0.32M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 2.0/6 (+18%)

Season finale comparison (5/15/2008 – two-part/one-hour season finale):

Households – 4.6/8 to 3.1/6 (-33%)
Viewers – 7.17M to 4.79M
(-33/-2.38M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/9 to 2.0/6
(-33%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The first season finale of Parks and Recreation (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 4.25M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.0/5 to 2.7/5 (-10%)
Viewers – 4.72M to 4.25M (-10%/-0.47M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.0/6 (-5%)

Season one average (six episodes–Note: all data based on final national numbers with the exception of last night’s episode, which is based on the fast affiliate numbers):

Households – 2.7/5
Viewers – 4.25M

Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6

  • 9:00 p.m.: The fifth season finale of The Office (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.72M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.5/7 to 4.0/6 (-11%)
Viewers – 7.84M to 6.72M (-14%/-1.12M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11 to 3.5/9 (-10%)

Season finale comparison (5/15/2008 – two-part/one-hour season finale):

Households – 5.0/8 to 4.0/6 (-20%)
Viewers – 8.21M to 6.72M
(-18%/-1.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.2/10 to 3.5/9
(-17%)

  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: The third season finale of 30 Rock (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.66M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.8/6 to 3.4/5 (-10.5%)
Viewers – 6.13M to 5.66M (-8%/-0.47M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 2.8/7 (-3%)

Season finale comparison (5/8/2008 – second season finale):

Households – 3.5/5 to 3.4/5 (-3%)
Viewers – 5.45M to 5.66M (+4%/+0.21M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.8/7 (+8%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Southland (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.64M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.4/8 to 3.0/5 (-32%)
Viewers – 6.61M to 4.64M (-30%/-1.97M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 1.7/5 (-15%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.9/3 household rating/share, 3.03 million viewers and a 1.3/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.9/3 HH rating [#5]
3.09M viewers [#5]
1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The eighth season finale of Smallville (2.0/4 HH rating/share, 3.15M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.1/4 to 2.0/4 (-5%)
Viewers – 3.39M to 3.15M (-7%/-0.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.4/4 (-7%)

Season finale comparison (5/15/2008 – seventh season finale):

Households – 2.4/4 to 2.0/4 (-17%)
Viewers – 3.85M to 3.15M
(-18%/-0.70M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.4/4
(-18%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The fourth season finale of Supernatural (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.90M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.7/3 to 1.8/3 (+6%)
Viewers – 2.79M to 2.90M (+4%/+0.11M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.3/3 (+8%)

Season finale comparison (5/15/2008 – third season finale):

Households – 1.9/3 to 1.8/3 (-5%)
Viewers – 3.00M to 2.90M (-3%/-0.10M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.3/3 (+8%)

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 “Grey’s Anatomy” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, May 21, 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 Zap2It, PI Feedback, and TV by the Numbers.