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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, May 21, 2009

052109piechart-viewersComplete ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, follow after the jump.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.5/8 household rating/share, but was second among both viewers (8.16 million) and adults 18-49 (1.7/5 rating/share).

Last Week:

8.2/14 HH rating [#1]
13.10M viewers [#1]
3.4/9 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NCSI-REPEAT (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 7.37M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Survivor: Tocantins – The Brazillian Highlands):

Households – 7.0/12
Viewers – 12.18M

Adults 18-49 – 3.8/12

  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-REPEAT (6.6/11 HH rating/share, 9.64M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – ninth season finale):

Households – 9.3/15
Viewers – 14.81M
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Flashpoint-REPEAT (5.0/9 HH rating/share, 7.49M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 8.3/14
Viewers – 12.77M
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 5.3/9 household rating/share, but managed a first place finish among both viewers (8.77 million) and adults 18-49 (3.4/11 rating/share).

Last Week:

4.9/9 HH rating [#3]
8.06M viewers [#3]
2.8/8 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The fifth season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 8.77M viewers, 3.4/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (fourth season premiere – 5/21/2008):

Households – 5.3/9 to 5.3/9 (n/c)
Viewers – 8.74M to 8.77M (+0%/+0.03M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/10 to 3.4/11 (-3%)

Last week’s numbers (Bones – fourth season finale):

Households – 5.5/10
Viewers – 8.88M
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8

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

Households – 4.2/7
Viewers – 7.37M
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.7/7 household rating/share, 5.38 million viewers and a 1.6/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

8.8/15 HH rating [#1]
13.18M viewers [#1]
4.5/13 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.16M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.6/8 to 4.1/7 (-11%)
Viewers – 6.77M to 6.16M (-9%/-0.61M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 1.8/6 (-10%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The third season finale of Ugly Betty (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.38M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (5/22/2008 – second season finale):

Households – 4.9/9 to 4.2/7 (-14%)
Viewers – 7.38M to 6.38M (-14%/-1.00M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.0/6 (-5%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy-REPEAT (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 3.61M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Grey’s Anatomy – fifth season finale – 9:00-11:00pm):

Households – 11.0/18
Viewers – 16.53M
Adults 18-49 – 5.9/16

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating/share, 4.22 million viewers 1.5/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.2/5 HH rating [#4]
5.12M viewers [#4]
2.3/6 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl-REPEAT (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.32M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (My Name Is Earl – fourth season/series finale):

Households – 3.2/6
Viewers – 4.84M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7

  • 8:30 p.m.: 30 Rock-REPEAT (1.9/3 HH rating/share, 2.79M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Parks and Recreation – first season finale):

Households – 2.7/5
Viewers – 4.29M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6

  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.28M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 4.0/6
Viewers – 6.77M
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9

  • 9:30 p.m.: 30 Rock-REPEAT (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.19M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Office – third season finale):

Households – 3.4/5
Viewers – 5.69M
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7

  • 10:00 p.m.: The first season finale of Southland (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 6.39M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.0/5 to 4.2/8 (+40%)
Viewers – 4.65M to 6.39M (+37%/+1.74M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 2.0/6 (+25%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.0/2 household rating/share, 1.36 million viewers and a 0.5/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.9/3 HH rating [#5]
3.03M viewers [#5]
1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.42M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (eighth season finale):

Households – 2.0/3
Viewers – 3.13M
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4

  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural-REPEAT (0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.29M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (fourth season finale):

Households – 1.7/3
Viewers – 2.89M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/3

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 “So You Think You Can Dance” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, May 28, 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.

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