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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, July 28, 2009

America’s Got Talent kept NBC ahead of the pack among households and viewers last night, but week two of Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen kept the network ahead of the rest among adults 18-49 (although the network saw a weak debut for the new series More to Love).

Even though the 10pm The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose was off more than 20% over last year’s edition (full details/comparisons after the jump) you have to keep in mind that last season the show most more buzz-worthy and the special aired out of the season finale.  Despite that, the episode still gave the network an easy time period win (among adults 18-49: more than 27% ahead of its nearest competition).

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

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 6.0/10 household rating/share and 9.49 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 2.5/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.1/11 HH rating/share [#1]
9.79M viewers [#1]
2.5/8 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Got Talent-REPEAT (5.2/9 HH rating/share, 8.47M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Got Talent (7.7/13 HH rating/share, 12.76M viewers, 3.4/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.2/14 to 7.7/13 (-6%)
Viewers – 13.75M to 12.76M (-7%/-0.99M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10 to 3.4/10 (n/c)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (4.9/9 HH rating/share, 7.23M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.4/8 household rating/share and 6.66 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.2/7 HH rating/share [#2]
6.41M viewers [#3]
1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS-REPEAT (6.2/11 HH rating/share, 9.31M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Big Brother (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.16M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.6/6 to 3.9/6 (+8%)
Viewers – 5.72M to 6.16M (+8%/+0.44M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.1/6 (+5%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Medium-REPEAT (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.51M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.4/6 household rating/share, but was fourth among both viewers (4.82 million) and adults 18-49 (1.5/5 rating/share).

Last Week:

2.3/4 HH rating/share [#4]
3.26M viewers [#4]
1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Bachelorette-REPEAT (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.26M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Superstars):

Households – 2.1/4
Viewers – 3.15M
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3

  • 9:00 p.m.: The Bachelorette-REPEAT (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.42M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Better off Ted – 9:00-9:30pm):

Households – 1.4/2
Viewers – 1.86M
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 7.77M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (MON; 7/7/2008):

Households – 7.0/12 to 5.3/9 (-24%)
Viewers – 9.99M to 7.77M (-22%/-2.22M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 2.8/8 (-24%)

Last week’s numbers (Primetime: Family Secrets):

Households – 3.5/6
Viewers – 4.85M
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.3/6 household rating/share, was third among viewers with 5.50 million and managed a solid first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.8/7 HH rating/share [#3]
6.47M viewers [#2]
3.0/9 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Hell’s Kitchen (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 6.78M viewers, 3.3/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (sixth season premiere – 8:00-10:00pm combined):

Households – 3.8/7 to 4.0/7 (+5%)
Viewers – 6.52M to 6.78M (+4%/+0.26M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/10 to 3.3/11 (+6.5%)

Last week’s numbers (Hell’s Kitchen – 8:00pm):

Households – 3.6/6
Viewers – 6.09M
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/10

  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of More to Love (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 4.23M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Hell’s Kitchen – 9:00pm):

Households – 4.0/7
Viewers – 6.95M
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/10

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.8/1 household rating/share, 1.09 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.8/1 HH rating/share [#5]
1.05M viewers [#5]
0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210-REPEAT (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.09M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Hitched or Ditched-REPEAT (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.09M viewers, 0.4/1 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 affiliate numbers. (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 Got Talent” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, August 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 PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.