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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, May 28, 2009

052809piechart-viewersComplete ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, follow after the jump.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 6.5/11 household rating/share and 9.74 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.5/8 HH rating [#1]
8.16M viewers [#2]
1.7/5 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NCSI-REPEAT (6.3/11 HH rating/share, 9.56M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-REPEAT (6.7/11 HH rating/share, 9.94M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Without a Trace-REPEAT (6.7/11 HH rating/share, 9.72M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 5.5/9 household rating/share and 9.10 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.6/11 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.3/9 HH rating [#2]
8.77M viewers [#1]
3.4/11 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance (5.5/9 HH rating/share, 9.10M viewers, 3.6/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (fifth season premiere):

Households – 5.3/9 to 5.5/9 (+4%)
Viewers – 8.85M to 9.10M (+3%/+0.25M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/11 to 3.6/11 (+6%)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share, 5.44 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.7/7 HH rating [#3]
5.38M viewers [#3]
1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00-10:18 p.m.: 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 6.05M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (FRI; 5/30/2008 – 8:00-10:11pm):

Households – 3.3/6 to 3.8/7 (+6%)
Viewers – 4.91M to 6.05M (+12%/+0.57M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 1.7/5 (+25%)

Last week’s numbers (Ugly Betty – third season finale – 8:00-10:02pm):

Households – 4.1/7
Viewers – 6.27M
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6

  • 10:18-11:18 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy-REPEAT (2.5/5 HH rating/share, 3.66M viewers, 1.0/3 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 2.3/4 household rating/share, 3.35 million viewers 1.4/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.8/5 HH rating [#4]
4.22M viewers [#4]
1.5/5 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl-REPEAT (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.50M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: 30 Rock-REPEAT (2.1/4 HH rating/share, 3.09M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.25M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: 30 Rock-REPEAT (2.1/3 HH rating/share, 3.09M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.63M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:30 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.55M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Southland – first season finale – 10:00-11:00pm):

Households – 4.2/8
Viewers – 6.45M
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.9/2 household rating/share, 1.41 million viewers and a 0.5/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.0/2 HH rating [#5]
1.36M viewers [#5]
0.5/2 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).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural-REPEAT (0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.39M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).

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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, June 4, 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.