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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, May 17, 2009

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

CBS finished in a tie for first place for the evening with a 6.7/11 household rating/share, was alone in first among viewers with 11.83 million, and was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.5/10 rating/share.

Last Week

6.3/11 HH Rating/Share [#1]
10.46M Viewers [#1]
2.4/7 A18-49 Rating [#3]

  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (6.3/12 HH rating/share, 9.99M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.3/13 to 6.3/12 (n/c)
Viewers – 10.09M to 9.99M (-1%/-0.10M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.5/5 (n/c)

  • 8:00 p.m.: The 18th season finale of Survivor: Tocantins (6.9/11 HH rating/share, 12.74M viewers, 4.2/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (THUR; 5/14/2009 – 8):

Households – 7.0/12 to 6.9/11 (-1%)
Viewers – 12.18M to 12.74M (+5%/+0.56M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/12 to 4.2/11 (+10.5%)

Season finale comparison (12/14/2008 – 17th season finale):

Households – 7.8/12 to 6.9/11 (-11.5%)
Viewers – 13.77M to 12.74M (-7.5%/-1.03M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/10 to 4.2/11 (-5%)

Last week’s numbers (Amazing Race – 14th season finale):

Households – 5.9/10
Viewers – 10.49M
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9

  • 10:00 p.m.: Survivor: Tocantins Reunion (6.6/11 HH rating/share, 11.85M viewers, 4.1/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (12/14/2008):

Households – 7.0/12 to 6.6/11 (-6%)
Viewers – 11.74M to 11.85M (+1%/+0.11M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 4.1/10 (+8%)

Last week’s numbers (Cold Case – sixth season finale – 9:00pm):

Households – 7.2/12
Viewers – 11.84M
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7

Last week’s numbers (The Unit – fourth season finale – 10:00pm):

Households – 5.8/10
Viewers – 9.64M
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7

ABC followed in a tie for first place for the evening with a 6.7/11 household rating/share, was second among viewers with 10.76 million and was first among adults 18-49 with a 3.6/10 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.6/10 HH Rating/Share [#2]
9.03M Viewers [#2]
2.9/9 A18-49 Rating [#1]

  • 7:00 p.m.: The first hour of the sixth season finale of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 6.00M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (5/18/2008 – 7:00pm):

Households – 5.0/9 to 3.8/7 (-24%)
Viewers – 7.67M to 6.00M (-22%/-1.67M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/9 to 1.9/6 (-27%)

Last week’s numbers (America’s Funniest Home Videos – 7:00-8:00pm):

Households – 3.9/8
Viewers – 7.00M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7

  • 8:00 p.m.: The second hour of the sixth season finale of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 9.24M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (5/18/2008 – 8:00pm):

Households – 7.0/12 to 5.6/9 (-20%)
Viewers – 11.22M to 9.24M (-18%/-1.98M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11 to 3.0/8 (-23%)

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.9/8 to 5.6/9 (+44%)
Viewers – 7.00M to 9.24M (+32%/+2.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7 to 3.0/8 (+50%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The two-hour fifth season finale of Desperate Housewives (8.7/14 HH rating/share, 13.90M viewers, 4.7/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:00-10:01pm):

Households – 8.4/13 to 8.7/14 (+4%)
Viewers – 13.48M to 13.90M (+3%/+0.42M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/11 to 4.7/12 (+7%)

Season finale comparison (5/18/2008):

Households – 10.7/17 to 8.7/14 (-19%)
Viewers – 16.84M to 13.90M (-17.5%/-2.94M)
Adults 18-49 – 6.2/16 to 4.7/12 (-24%)

Last week’s numbers (Brothers & Sisters – third season finale – 10:01-11:00pm):

Households – 6.0/10
Viewers – 8.75M
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.2/5 household rating/share, but was fourth among both viewers (4.81 million) and adults 18-49 (1.3/4 rating/share).

Last Week:

4.8/9 HH Rating/Share [#3]
7.55M Viewers [#3]
2.5/8 A18-49 Rating [#2]

  • 7:00 p.m: Dateline (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 5.82M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:00-8:00pm):

Households – 2.9/6 to 3.8/7 (+31%)
Viewers – 4.24M to 5.82M (+37%/+1.58M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/4 to 1.2/4 (+20%)

  • 9:00 p.m: The special of Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.79M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Celebrity Apprentice – eighth season finale):

Households – 5.5/9
Viewers – 8.81M
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.9/5 household rating/share, but managed a third place finish among both viewers (4.88 million) and adults 18-49 (2.4/7 rating/share).

Last Week:

2.7/5 HH Rating/Share [#4]
4.11M Viewers [#4]
1.9/6 A18-49 Rating [#4]

  • 7:00 p.m.: King of the Hill-REPEAT (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.46M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Sit Down, Shut Up):

Households – 1.1/2
Viewers – 1.55M
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/3

  • 7:30 p.m.: American Dad-REPEAT (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.81M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: The 20th season finale of The Simpsons (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 5.86M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share.

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.1/6 to 3.4/6 (+10%)
Viewers – 5.19M to 5.86M (+13%/+0.67M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/8 to 2.9/8 (+16%)

Season finale comparison (5/18/2008 – 19th season finale):

Households – 3.7/6 to 3.4/6 (-8%)
Viewers – 6.19M to 5.86M (-5%/-0.33M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/9 to 2.9/8 (n/c)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The 13th season finale of King of the Hill (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 5.16M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.6/4 to 3.0/5 (+15%)
Viewers – 4.17M to 5.16M (+24%/+0.99M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.6/7 (+37%)

Season finale comparison (5/18/2008 – 12th season finale):

Households – 3.3/5 to 3.0/5 (-9%)
Viewers – 5.40M to 5.16M (-4%/-0.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.6/7 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The seventh season finale of Family Guy (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 7.33M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.8/6 to 4.3/7 (+13%)
Viewers – 6.36M to 7.33M (+15%/+0.97M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.7/9 (+16%)

Season finale comparison (5/4/2008 – sixth season finale):

Households – 4.7/7 to 4.3/7 (-8.5%)
Viewers – 7.69M to 7.33M (-5%/-0.36M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 3.7/9 (-5%)

  • 9:30 p.m.: The fourth season finale of American Dad (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.65M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.0/5 to 3.4/5 (+13%)
Viewers – 4.88M to 5.65M (+16%/+0.77M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.8/7 (+17%)

Season finale comparison (5/18/2008 – third season finale):

Households – 3.6/6 to 3.4/5 (-6%)
Viewers – 5.64M to 5.65M (+0%/+0.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 2.8/7 (+4%)

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.8/1 household rating/share, 1.31 million viewers and a 0.3/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.7/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
0.95M Viewers [#5]
0.3/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]

  • 7:00 (6:30) p.m.: Jericho-REPEAT (0.4/1 HH rating/share, 674,000 viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:30 p.m.: Film: License to Kill-REPEAT (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.62M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Film: The Spy Who Loved Me-REPEAT – 7:30-10:00pm):

Households – 0.7/1
Viewers – 1.02M
Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1

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 24, 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.

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