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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, June 26, 2009

062609piechart-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 5.30 million viewers and a 1.4/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.1/6 HH rating [#2]
4.41M viewers [#2]
1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Farah’s Story-REPEAT (4.62M viewers, 1.2/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Chopping Block):

Households – 1.5/3
Viewers – 1.96M
Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2

  • 10:00 p.m.: Dateline: Michael Jackson – King of Pop (6.64M viewers, 2.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (Dateline):

Households – 4.0/8 to x.x/x
Viewers – 5.64M to 6.64M (+18%/+1.00M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5 to 2.0/7 (+54%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with 4.66 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 0.9/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.3/7 HH rating [#1]
viewers [#1]
A18-49 [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer-REPEAT (4.28M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Flashpoint-REPEAT (4.56M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs-REPEAT (5.16M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC finished in third place for the evening with 4.02 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.0/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

1.9/4 HH rating [#t3]
2.66M viewers [#4]
0.7/3 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Surviving Sububria (2.76M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.8/4 to x.x/x
Viewers – 2.47M to 2.76M (+12%/+0.29M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.6/3 to 0.7/3 (+17%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Goode Family (1.81M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.2/2 to x.x/x
Viewers – 1.42M to 1.81M (+27.5%/+0.39M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.5/2 to 0.5/2 (n/c )

  • 9:00 p.m.: 20/20: Michael Jackson – The Man and his Music (2.32M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (6.01M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.9/6 to x.x/x
Viewers – 4.20M to 6.01M (+43%/+1.81M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4 to 1.5/5 (+36%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with 1.80 million viewers, and a 0.5/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.9/4 HH rating [#t3]
3.09M viewers [#3]
1.0/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The two-hour movie event Virtuality (1.80M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share) totally and completely flopped in the ratings game.

Last week’s numbers (Don’t Forget the Lyrics! – 8:00-9:00pm):

Households – 2.2/5
Viewers – 3.63M
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with 0.90 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.6/1 HH rating [#5]
0.75M viewers [#5]
0.3/1 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Privileged-REPEAT (0.82M viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris-REPEAT (0.98M viewers, 0.4/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: The Game-REPEAT (0.97M viewers, 0.4/2 A18-49 rating/share).


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 “Dateline: Michael Jackson – King of Pop” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, July 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.

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.

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