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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, July 9, 2009

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The 11th season premiere of Big Brother improved by nearly 10% among both viewers and adults 18-49 over its year-ago premiere (which occured on a Sunday), but Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance out-performed the show by half a ratings point among adults 18-49 to put Fox in first place for the evening among adults 18-49.

Elsewhere on the evening, The Listener dropped another 22% among adults 18-49 with a miniscule 0.7 rating in the demo, while ABC’s hour-long block of Samantha Who? burn-off episodes averaged a 1.0 A18-49 rating (even from the week prior).

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

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.0/9 household rating/share and 7.52 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.4/10 HH rating [#1]

8.05M viewers [#1]

1.5/5 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The 11th season premiere of Big Brother (4.4/8 HH rating/share, 6.68M viewers, 2.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (SUN; 7/13/2008 – season 10 premiere):

Households – 4.0/7 to 4.4/8 (+10%)

Viewers – 6.13M to 6.68M (+9%/+0.55M)

Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.3/8 (+9.5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-REPEAT (7.56M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Mentalist-REPEAT (8.33M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 4.2/8 household rating/share and 6.73 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/7 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.7/7 HH rating [#2]

5.88M viewers [#2]

1.7/6 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Bones-REPEAT (5.66M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

  • 9:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance (7.80M viewers, 2.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.4/8

Viewers – 7.23M to 7.80M (+8%/+0.57M)

Adults 18-49 – 2.3/8 to 2.8/9 (+22%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (WED; 7/8/2009):

Households – 4.7/8

Viewers – 7.59M to 7.80M (+3%/+0.21M)

Adults 18-49 – 2.9/9 to 2.8/9 (-3%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 2.1/4 household rating/share, 3.05 million viewers and a 1.1/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.9/4 HH rating [#3]

2.92M viewers [#3]

1.0/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: 30 Rock-REPEAT (3.35M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (3.02M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (2.93M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: 30 Rock-REPEAT (2.55M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Listener (3.24M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.2/4

Viewers – 3.30M to 3.24M (-2%/-0.06M)

Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 0.7/2 (-22%)

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.0/4 household rating/share, 2.77 million viewers and a 0.8/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.8/3 HH rating [#4]

2.62M viewers [#4]

0.7/3 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Samantha Who? (3.59M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.2/5

Viewers – 3.40M to 3.59M (+6%/+0.19M)

Adults 18-49 – 1.0/4 to 1.0/4 (n/c)

  • 8:30 p.m.: Samantha Who? (3.23M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.1/4

Viewers – 3.18M to 3.23M (+2%/+0.05M)

Adults 18-49 – 1.0/4 to 1.0/4 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy-REPEAT (2.71M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Private Practice-REPEAT (2.19M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.9/2 household rating/share, 1.24 million viewers and a 0.5/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.8/2 HH rating [#5]

1.20M viewers [#5]

0.4/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (1.36M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural-REPEAT (1.13M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).

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 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, July 16, 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.

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