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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, July 11, 2009

071109piechart-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.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with 3.94 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 0.8/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.7/7 HH rating [#1]
4.05M viewers [#1]
0.6/3 A18-49 [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery-REPEAT (4.14M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The two-hour season one/series finale of Harper’s Island (3.84M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (6/27/2009):

Households – 2.4/5
Viewers – 3.55M to 3.84M (+8%/+0.29M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 0.9/3 (n/c)

Last week’s numbers (Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular – 10:00pm):

Households – 4.3/10
Viewers – 6.78M
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/4

FOX followed in second place for the evening with 3.49 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/5 rating/share.

Last week:

1.6/4 HH rating [#3]
2.60M viewers [#3] 
A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Cops-REPEAT & Cops (2.59M viewers, 0.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last original episode numbers (6/6/2009):

Households – 2.5/5
Viewers – 4.05M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5

  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (3.88M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (6/27/2009):

Households – 2.7/5
Viewers – 4.37M to 3.88M (-11%/-0.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/6 to 1.4/5 (-7%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with 3.15 million viewers and was tied for third place among adults 18-49 with a 0.7/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.3/6 HH rating [#2]
viewers [#2]
A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Kings (1.64M viewers, 0.4/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 0.8/2 to x.x/x
Viewers – 1.22M to 1.64M (+34%/+0.42M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.2/1 to 0.4/2 (+100%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Criminal Intent-REPEAT (3.06M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks):

Households – 3.2/8
Viewers – 5.22M
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/5

  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (4.77M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with 2.78 million viewers, but managed a third place tie among adults 18-49 with a 0.7/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

1.4/4 HH rating [#4]
2.22M viewers [#4]
0.5/3 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Wipeout-REPEAT (2.97M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Castle-REPEAT (2.60M viewers, 0.5/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The second season/series finale of Eli Stone (2.76M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (THUR; 4/17/2008):

Households – 4.2/7
Viewers – 6.23M to 2.76M (-56%/-3.47M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 0.6/2 (-70%)

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.4/3 to x.x/x
Viewers – 2.13M to 2.76M (+30%/+0.63M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.4/2 to 0.6/2 (+50%)


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, July 18, 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.