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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, May 18, 2009

051809piechart-viewersFull ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with an 8.0/13 household rating/share and 12.18 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.4/9 rating/share.

Last Week:

10.1/16 HH rating/share [#1]
15.73M
viewers [#1]
3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The final performance show of Dancing With the Stars (12.0/20 HH rating/share, 18.66M viewers, 4.2/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (5/19/2008 – 8:00-9:05pm):

Households – 12.4/20 to 12.0/20 (-3%)
Viewers – 19.22M to 18.66M (-3%/-0.56M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/13 to 4.2/12 (-5%)

Week-to-week numbers (8:00-10:02pm):

Households – 11.8/18 to 12.0/20 (+1%)
Viewers – 18.55M to 18.66M (+1%/+0.11M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.2/11 to 4.2/12 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The two-hour fifth season premiere of The Bachelorette (6.1/10 HH rating/share, 8.94M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (5/19/2008 – 9:05-11:00pm):

Households – 5.7/9 to 6.1/10 (+7%)
Viewers – 8.08M to 8.94M (+11%/+0.86M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7 to 3.0/8 (+3%)

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

Households – 6.6/11
Viewers – 9.96M
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.6/12 household rating/share and 12.16 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.9/11 rating/share.

Last Week:

7.2/11 HH rating/share [#2]
11.38M
viewers [#2]
3.9/10
A18-49 rating/share [#t1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: A special 8:00pm airing of Rules of Engagement (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.49M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Big Bang Theory – second season finale):

Households – 5.9/10
Viewers – 9.76M
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/11

  • 8:30 p.m.: The fourth season finale of How I Met Your Mother (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.69M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.4/8 to 5.4/9 (n/c)
Viewers – 8.78M to 8.69M (-1%/-0.09M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.7/10 (+3%)

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

Households – 4.9/8 to 5.4/9 (+10%)
Viewers – 7.99M to 8.69M (+9%/+0.70M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.7/10 (+12%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The sixth season finale of Two and a Half Men (9.8/15 HH rating/share, 15.95M viewers, 5.2/14 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.2/12 to 9.8/15 (+19.5%)
Viewers – 13.11M to 15.95M (+22%/+2.84M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.5/12 to 5.2/14 (+16%)

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

Households – 9.0/14 to 9.8/15 (+9%)
Viewers – 14.70M to 15.95M (+8.5%/+1.25M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.8/12 to 5.2/14 (+8%)

  • 9:30 p.m.: The third season finale of Rules of Engagements (7.9/12 HH rating/share, 12.80M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.3/9 to 7.9/12 (+25%)
Viewers – 10.14M to 12.80M (+26%/+2.66M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 4.4/11 (+22%)

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

Households – 7.6/11 to 7.9/12 (+4%)
Viewers – 12.29M to 12.80M (+4%/+0.51M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.3/10 to 4.4/11 (+2%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The seventh season finale of CSI: Miami (8.9/15 HH rating/share, 14.02M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.7/15 to 8.9/15 (+2%)
Viewers – 13.59M to 14.02M (+3%/+0.43M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11 to 3.8/10 (-3%)

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

Households – 10.4/17 to 8.9/15 (-14%)
Viewers – 16.26M to 14.02M (-14%/-2.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.5/12 to 3.8/10 (-16%)

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 5.6/9 household rating/share, 9.42 million viewers and a 3.0/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

6.8/11 HH rating/share [#3]
11.18M
viewers [#3]
3.9/11
A18-49 rating/share [#t1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The two-hour seventh season finale of 24 (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 9.42M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.9/9 to 5.6/9 (-5%)
Viewers – 9.79M to 9.42M (-4%/-0.37M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.0/8 (-6%)

Season finale comparison (5/21/2007 – sixth season finale):

Households – 6.2/10 to 5.6/9 (-10%)
Viewers – 10.30M to 9.42M (-8.5%/-0.88M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.0/8 (-21%)

Last week’s numbers (House – fifth season finale):

Households – 7.7/12
Viewers – 12.74M
Adults 18-49 – 4.7/14

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share, 5.39 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.9/6 HH rating [#4]
5.92M
viewers [#4]
1.8/5 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.84M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 2.8/4 to 2.8/5 (n/c)
Viewers – 4.23M to 4.84M (+14%/+0.61M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.3/4 (+18%)

Last week’s numbers (Medium – 9:00-10:00pm):

Households – 4.3/6
Viewers – 6.40M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5

  • 10:00 p.m.: Medium (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.50M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.8/8 to 4.4/7 (-8%)
Viewers – 7.30M to 6.50M (-11%/-0.80M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 1.9/5 (-17%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.7/3 household rating/share, 2.43 million viewers and a 1.2/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.6/3 HH rating [#5]
2.09M
viewers [#5]
1.0/3
A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The second season finale of Gossip Girl (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.24M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.6/3 to 1.6/3 (n/c)
Viewers – 2.30M to 2.24M (-3%/-0.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.1/3 (-8%)

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

Households – 2.1/3 to 1.6/3 (-24%)
Viewers – 3.00M to 2.24M (-25%/-0.76M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.1/3 (-21%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The sixth season finale of One Tree Hill (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.62M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.7/3 to 1.8/3 (+6%)
Viewers – 2.30M to 2.62M (+14%/+0.32M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.3/3 (+18%)

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

Households – 2.1/3 to 1.8/3 (-14%)
Viewers – 3.23M to 2.62M (-19%/-0.61M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.3/3 (-19%)

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 data. (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 “Dancing With the Stars” will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, May 25, 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. For daily ratings results, check out Zap2It, PIFeedback and TVbytheNumbers.