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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, May 26, 2009

052609piechart-viewersFull ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follow after the jump.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.5/13 household rating/share, 11.37 million viewers and a 2.3/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.3/15 HH rating/share [#3]
14.75M viewers [#3]
3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS-REPEAT (8.0/13 HH rating/share, 12.23M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (NCIS – sixth season finale):

Households – 10.3/17
Viewers – 16.50M
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10

  • 9:00 p.m.: The Mentalist-REPEAT (8.1/13 HH rating/share, 12.32M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 10.4/16
Viewers – 16.82M
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Without a Trace-REPEAT (6.4/11 HH rating/share, 9.57M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Mentalist – seventh season/series finale):

Households – 7.3/12
Viewers – 11.21M
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.3/7 household rating/share, 6.54 million viewers and a 2.1/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.0/5 HH rating/share [#4]
4.43M viewers [#4]
1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: TV’s 50 Funniest Phrases (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.61M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.40M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit):

Households – 4.7/8
Viewers – 6.93M
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 3.2/5 household rating/share, 5.01 million viewers and a 1.9/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.7/15 HH rating/share [#2]
16.91M viewers [#1]
6.3/17 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: House-REPEAT (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 4.23M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (American Idol – final results show/eighth season finale – 8:00-9:03pm):

Households – 13.5/22
Viewers – 23.82M
Adults 18-49 – 8.6/25

  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Mental (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.80M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Glee – special preview/series premiere – 9:03-10:02pm):

Households – 5.6/9
Viewers – 9.62M
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.3/4 household rating/share and 3.33 million viewers and was tied for fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 0.8/2 rating/share.

Last Week:

10.1/16 HH rating/share [#1]
15.99M viewers [#2]
4.0/11 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: According to Jim (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 3.87M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).3

Episode-to-episode numbers (5/12/2009 – 8:00pm):

Households – 2.7/4 to 2.7/5 (n/c)
Viewers – 3.80M to 3.87M (+2%/+0.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 1.2/4 (+20%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: According to Jim (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 3.87M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (5/12/2009 – 8:30pm):

Households – 2.6/4 to 2.6/4 (n/c)
Viewers – 3.74M to 3.87M (+3.5%/+0.13M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.1/3 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Part two of the miniseries Diamonds (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.12M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-episode numbers (SUN; 5/24/2009):

Households – 2.7/5 to 2.2/4 (-18.5%)
Viewers – 4.06M to 3.12M (-23%/-0.94M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 0.6/2 (-33%)

Last week’s numbers (Dancing With the Stars – final results show of the season/season eight finale):

Households – 12.6/20
Viewers – 20.31M
Adults 18-49 – 5.2/14

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.2/2 household rating/share and 1.84 million viewers, but managed a tie for fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 0.8/2 rating/share.

Last Week:

1.3/2 HH rating/share [#5]
1.94M viewers [#5]
0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The second season, or perhaps series finale (that syndication option is still a possibility) of Reaper (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.22M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.1/2 to 1.4/2 (+27%)
Viewers – 1.71M to 2.22M (+30%/+0.51M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.9/3 (+20%)

Season finale comparison (5/20/2008):

Households – 1.6/2 to 1.4/2 (-12.5%)
Viewers – 2.53M to 2.22M (-12%/-0.31M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 0.9/3 (-18%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of reality series Hitched or Ditched (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.46M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (90210 – first season finale):

Households – 1.4/2
Viewers – 2.00M
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3

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 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 “TV’s 50 Funniest Phrases” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, June 2, 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.