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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, May 30, 2009

053009piechart-viewersComplete ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

Note: “Last Week” numbers in this week’s reports are based on final national data. Additionally, HH rating/share data was not available for this evening.

NBC finished in first place for the evening with 4.51 million viewers and a 1.7/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.3/5 HH rating [#t3]
viewers [#4]
A18-49 rating [#4]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on the final nationals.
  • 8:00 p.m.: NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings (2.4/5 HH rating/share, 4.36M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).

CBS followed in second place for the evening with 4.44 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 0.9/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.7/6 HH rating [#2]
4.02M viewers [#2]
0.9/3 A18-49 [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Numb3rs-REPEAT (3.51M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Harper’s Island (3.85M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.5/5 to x.x/x
Viewers – 3.85M to 3.85M (n/c)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/4 to 0.9/3 (-10%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery-REPEAT (5.95M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX finished in third place for the evening with 4.05 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/5 rating/share.

Last week:

2.3/5 HH rating [#t3]
3.65M viewers [#3]
A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Cops-REPEATCops (3.47M viewers, 1.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last original episode numbers (Cops – 5/16/2009 – 8:00pm):

Households – 2.1/4
Viewers – 3.25M
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/5

Last original episode numbers (Cops – 5/16/2009 – 8:30pm):

Households – 2.6/5
Viewers – 4.26M
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/6

  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (4.63M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.4/5 to x.x/x
Viewers – 3.65M to 4.63M (+27%/+0.98M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 1.3/5 (+8%)

ABC finished in first place for the evening with 2.61 million viewers and a 0.8/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.5/10 HH rating [#1]
7.23M viewers [#1]
2.9/12 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Wipeout-REPEAT (3.23M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (NBA Countdown – 8:00-8:23pm):

Households – 1.8/4
Viewers – 2.73M
Adults 18-49 –  0.9/5

  • 9:00 p.m.: Here Come the Newlyweds-REPEAT (2.23M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The return of Pushing Daisies (2.35M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share) did, as expected in its new time slot, horribly.

Episode-to-episode numbers (WED; 12/17/2008):

Households – 2.9/5 to x.x/x
Viewers – 4.67M to 2.35M (-50%/-2.32M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 0.7/3 (-56%)

Last week’s numbers (2009 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals: Game 3 – Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets – 8:23-11:31pm):

Households – 5.4/11
Viewers – 8.73M
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/13


Notes: 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 “America’s Most Wanted” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, June 6, 2009. Also keep in mind that because these are fast affiliate numbers, when the finals are released there may be noticeable changes.

Also, 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.

Sources: 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.