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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, May 19, 2009

051909piechart-viewersFull ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follow after the jump.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 10.1/16 household rating/share, but was second among both viewers (15.99 million) and adults 18-49 (4.0/11 rating/share).

Last Week:

5.1/8 HH rating/share [#4]
7.72M viewers [#4]
1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars-REPEAT (5.4/8 HH rating/share, 7.71M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).  Note: This was a repeat of Monday’s final performance show.

Last week’s numbers (According to Jim – 8:00pm):

Households – 2.7/4
Viewers – 3.80M
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3

Last week’s numbers (According to Jim – 8:30pm):

Households – 2.6/4
Viewers – 3.74M
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3

  • 9:00 p.m.: The final results show of the season/season eight finale of Dancing With the Stars: The Results (12.6/20 HH rating/share, 20.13M viewers, 5.1/14 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (results show):

Households – 9.1/14 to 12.6/20 (+38.5%)
Viewers – 14.06M to 20.13M (+43%/+6.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 5.1/14 (+64.5%)

Day-to-day numbers (MON; 5/18/2009 – regular episode):

Households – 12.2/20 to 12.6/20 (+3%)
Viewers – 19.17M to 20.13M (+5%/+0.96M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/13 to 5.1/14 (+16%)

Year-to-year numbers/season finale comparison (MON; 5/20/2008):

Households – 12.9/20 to 12.6/20 (-2%)
Viewers – 20.12M to 20.13M (+0%/+0.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.4/14 to 5.1/14 (-6%)

Last week’s numbers (Cupid – season one/series finale – 10:02-11:00pm):

Households – 3.3/5
Viewers – 5.05M
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4

Fox followed in second place for the evening with a 9.7/15 household rating/share, but managed a first place finish among both viewers (16.91 million) and adults 18-49 (6.3/17 rating/share).

Last Week:

9.6/15 HH rating/share [#t1]
16.50M viewers [#1]
6.1/16 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The final results show of the season/season eight finale of American Idol (13.2/21 HH rating/share, 23.07M viewers, 8.3/24 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:00-9:05):

Households – 13.0/21 to 13.2/21 (+1.5%)
Viewers – 22.71M to 23.07M (+2%/+0.36M)
Adults 18-49 – 8.0/23 to 8.3/24 (+4%)

Year-to-year numbers (5/20/2008 – final season seven performance show):

Households – 15.1/24 to 13.2/21 (-13%)
Viewers – 27.06M to 23.07M (-15%/-3.99M)
Adults 18-49 – 10.1/28 to 8.3/24 (-18%)

  • 9:00 (9:03) p.m.: The special preview/series premiere of Glee (6.2/9 HH rating/share, 10.74M viewers, 4.3/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Fringe – 9:05-10:01pm – first season finale):

Households – 5.5/8
Viewers – 9.28M
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 9.3/15 household rating/share, 14.75 million viewers and a 3.2/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.6/15 HH rating/share [#t1]
15.11M viewers [#2]
3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The sixth season finale of NCIS (10.1/17 HH rating/share, 16.09M viewers, 3.3/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 10.2/16 to 10.1/17 (-3%)
Viewers – 16.19M to 16.09M (-1%/-0.10M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.3/10 (n/c)

Season finale comparison (5/20/2008 – fifth season finale):

Households – 10.4/17 to 10.1/17 (-3%)
Viewers – 16.72M to 16.09M (-4%/-0.63M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10 to 3.3/10 (-3%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The first season finale of The Mentalist (10.5/15 HH rating/share, 16.84M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 10.1/15 to 10.5/15 (+4%)
Viewers – 16.21M to 16.84M (+4%/+0.63M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.7/10 (+12%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The seventh season finale of Without a Trace (7.4/12 HH rating/share, 11.32M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.8/15 to 7.4/12 (-16%)
Viewers – 13.40M to 11.32M (-16%/-2.08M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.5/7 (-11%)

Season finale comparison (THUR; 5/15/2008 – sixth season finale):

Households – 10.4/17 to 7.4/12 (-29%)
Viewers – 16.72M to 11.32M (-32%/-5.40M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10 to 2.5/7 (-26.5%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.0/5 household rating/share, 4.43 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

7.1/11 HH rating/share [#3]
11.76M viewers [#3]
4.7/12 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Most Outrageous Moments-REPEAT (2.0/3 HH rating/share, 3.06M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: Most Outrageous Moments-REPEAT (1.9/3 HH rating/share, 3.04M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.52M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 6.73M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (5/5/2009):

Households – 6.9/12 to 4.6/7 (-33%)
Viewers – 9.82M to 6.73M (-31.5%/-3.09M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 2.4/7 (-35%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.3/2 household rating/share, 1.94 million viewers and a 0.9/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.3/2 HH rating/share [#5]
2.02M viewers [#5]
1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Reaper (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.79M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.3/2 to 1.2/2 (-8%)
Viewers – 1.97M to 1.74M (-12%/-0.23M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/2 to 0.7/2 (-22%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The first season finale of 90210 (1.5/2 HH rating/share, 2.09M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.4/2 to 1.5/2 (+7%)
Viewers – 2.08M to 2.09M (+0.5%/+0.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.1/3 (-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 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 Tuesday, May 26, 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.

  • Ugh. Reaper was never given a chance, was it? It practically never airs on time in the Chicago market, and last night it was up against the finale of AI. Although, I have to say that Reaper did pretty well by not losing much of its live audience.

    Any Reaper fans? Although the CW is not picking up Reaper, we not giving up yet. ABC Studios is still trying to move the show into syndication or cable. We're advocating all Reaper fans to write their CW affiliates. All links and info here: http://community.livejournal.com/reaperdmv/44208…. And don't forget to contact ABC Studios and thank them for not giving up on Reaper.

  • Ugh. Reaper was never given a chance, was it? It practically never airs on time in the Chicago market, and last night it was up against the finale of AI. Although, I have to say that Reaper did pretty well by not losing much of its live audience.

    Any Reaper fans? Although the CW is not picking up Reaper, we not giving up yet. ABC Studios is still trying to move the show into syndication or cable. We're advocating all Reaper fans to write their CW affiliates. All links and info here: http://community.livejournal.com/reaperdmv/44208…. And don't forget to contact ABC Studios and thank them for not giving up on Reaper.