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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, May 15, 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 5.6/11 household rating/share and 8.98 million viewers and was tied for first place among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.8/11 HH rating [#1]
9.17M
viewers [#1]
2.0/7 A18-49 [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The fourth season finale of Ghost Whisperer (5.6/11 HH rating/share, 8.93M viewers, 2.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.0/12 to 5.6/11 (-7%)
Viewers – 9.50M to 8.93M (-6%/-0.57M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/8 to 2.0/8 (-9%)

Season finale comparison (5/16/2008 – third season finale):

Households – 5.6/11 to 5.6/11 (n/c)
Viewers – 8.44M to 8.93M (+6%/+0.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/8 to 2.0/8 (n/c)

  • 9:00 (9:02) p.m.: The second season finale of Flashpoint (5.3/10 HH rating/share, 8.42M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.5/10 to 5.3/10 (-4%)
Viewers – 8.62M to 8.42M (-2%/-0.20M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.8/6 (n/c)

Season finale comparison (THUR; 9/18/2008 – 10:01pm – second season finale):

Households – 6.6/11 to 5.3/10 (-20%)
Viewers – 9.67M to 8.42M (-13%/-1.25M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 1.8/6 (-31%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The fifth season finale of Numb3rs (6.0/11 HH rating/share, 9.60M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.0/11 to 6.0/11 (n/c)
Viewers – 9.57M to 9.60M (+0%/+0.03M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7 to 2.1/7 (+5%)

Season finale comparison (5/16/2008 – fourth season finale):

Households – 6.1/11 to 6.0/11 (-2%)
Viewers – 9.78M to 9.60M (-2%/-0.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.1/7 (-9%)

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.5/10 household rating/share and 7.73 million viewers, but managed a first place tie among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.1/6 HH rating [#3]
4.36M
viewers [#3]
1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Dateline (3.8/8 HH rating/share, 5.30M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:00-11:00pm):

Households – 3.7/7 to 3.8/8 (+3%)
Viewers – 5.23M to 5.30M (+1%/+0.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.3/5 (-7%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The two-hour special Farrah’s Story (6.4/12 HH rating/share, 8.94M viewers, 2.4/8 A18-49 rating/share)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.6/7 household rating/share, 5.67 million viewers and a 1.6/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.2/6 HH rating [#2]
5.02M
viewers [#2]
1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The 19th season finale of America’s Funniest Home Videos (3.4/7 HH rating/share, 5.64M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (TUES; 5/17/2009):

Households – 3.9/8 to 3.4/7 (-13%)
Viewers – 7.00M to 5.64M (-19%/-1.36M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7 to 1.6/6 (-20%)

Season finale comparison (FRI; 5/16/2008):

Households – 4.2/8 to 3.4/7 (-19%)
Viewers – 6.82M to 5.64M (-17%/-1.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 1.6/6 (-6%)

Last week’s numbers (Film: Happy Feet):

Households – 3.1/6
Viewers – 5.01M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5

  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 5.72M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.3/6 to 3.8/7 (+15%)
Viewers – 5.02M to 5.72M (+14%/+0.70M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 1.6/5 (+33%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.1/4 household rating/share, 3.33 million viewers and a 1.2/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.8/3 HH rating [#4]
2.89M
viewers [#4]
1.0/4
A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The two-hour fourth season/series finale of Prison Break (2.1/4 HH rating/share, 3.33M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 1.9/4 to 2.1/4 (+10.5%)
Viewers – 2.99M to 3.33M (+11%/+0.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 1.2/4 (+33%)

Season finale comparison (MON; 2/18/2008 – third season finale):

Households – 4.6/7 to 2.1/4 (-54%)
Viewers – 7.37M to 3.33M (-55%/-4.04M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 1.2/4 (-61%)

Last week’s numbers (Dollhouse – first season finale):

Households – 1.7/3
Viewers – 2.70M
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/4

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.1/2 household rating/share, 1.64 million viewers and a 0.7/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.2/2 HH rating [#5]
1.73M
viewers [#5]
0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The third season finale, or perhaps series finale, of The Game (1.3/3 HH rating/share, 1.86M viewers, 0.9/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:30-9:00pm):

Households – 1.1/2 to 1.3/3 (+18%)
Viewers – 1.82M to 1.86M (+2%/+0.04M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3 to 0.9/4 (+12.5%)

Season finale comparison (SUN; 5/18/2008):

Households – 1.1/2 to 1.3/3 (+18%)
Viewers – 1.66M to 1.86M (+12%/+0.20M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/2 to 0.9/4 (+12.5%)

Last week’s numbers (Everybody Hates Chris – fourth season/series? finale – 8:00-8:30pm):

Households – 1.0/2
Viewers – 1.67M
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/3

  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model-REPEAT (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.41M 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 22, 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.