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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, May 27, 2009

052709piechart-viewersFull ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 6.4/11 household rating/share and 10.01 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

7.0/12 HH rating/share [#2]
11.06M viewers [#2]
2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: George Strait – ACM Artist of the Decade All Star (6.8/11 HH rating/share, 10.06M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The New Adventures of Old Christine – fourth season finale – 8:00-8:30pm):

Households – 3.7/7
Viewers – 5.55M
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5

Last week’s numbers (Gary Unmarried – first season finale – 8:30-9:00pm):

Households – 3.7/6
Viewers – 5.52M
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5

  • 10:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds-REPEAT (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.80M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Criminal Minds – fourth season finale – 9:00-11:00pm):

Households – 8.7/14
Viewers – 13.99M
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 5.2/9 household rating/share and 8.58 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.5/10 rating/share.

Last Week:

15.6/26 HH rating/share [#1]
27.71M viewers [#1]
9.5/27 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance (5.2/9 HH rating/share, 8.58M viewers, 3.5/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (American Idol – eighth season finale – 8:00-10:07pm):

Households – 16.1/27
Viewers – 28.84M
Adults 18-49 – 10.0/28

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share and 6.09 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.5/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.7/6 HH rating/share [#3]
5.32M viewers [#3]
1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.11M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share). Note: This season aired previously on USA Network.

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.5/6 to 3.6/6 (+3%)
Viewers – 5.04M to 5.11M (+1%/+0.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 1.1/3 (+10%)

  • 9:00 p.m: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 6.68M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m: Law & Order-REPEAT (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 6.47M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Law & Order):

Households – 4.6/8
Viewers – 6.67M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.2/5 household rating/share and 5.31 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.2/4 HH rating/share [#4]
3.42M viewers [#4]
1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The second season premiere of Wipeout (4.9/9 HH rating/share, 8.64M viewers, 3.2/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (6/24/2008):

Households – 5.7/10 to 4.9/9 (-14%)
Viewers – 9.98M to 8.64M (-13%/-1.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/12 to 3.2/10 (-13.5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of The Goode Family (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.93M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: The time slot premiere of Surviving Suburbia (1.9/3 HH rating/share, 2.83M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (MON; 4/27/2009):

Households – 6.0/9 to 1.9/3 (-68%)
Viewers – 8.98M to 2.83M (-68.5%/-6.15M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5 to 1.0/3 (-55%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Unusuals (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 3.91M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (WED; 5/6/2009):

Households – 3.1/5 to 2.6/4 (-16%)
Viewers – 4.63M to 3.91M (-16%/-0.72M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.2/3 (-25%)

Last week’s numbers (Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – 8:00-11:00pm):

Households – 2.2/4
Viewers – 3.41M
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.8/1 household rating/share, 1.17 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.9/1 HH rating/share [#5]
1.27M viewers [#5]
0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model-REPEAT (0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.23M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Hitched or Ditched-REPEAT (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.11M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Film: Take the Lead – 8:00-10:00pm):

Households – 0.9/1
Viewers – 1.24M
Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1

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 “George Strait – ACM Artist of the Decade All Star” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, June 3, 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.