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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, August 8, 2009

Complete 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.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with 4.68 million viewers and a 1.6/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last week:

2.5/5 HH rating [#2]
4.19M viewers [#1] 
A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Cops-REPEAT (3.96M viewers, 1.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: Cops-REPEAT (4.93M viewers, 1.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (4.91M viewers, 1.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.8/6
Viewers – 4.71M to 4.91M (+4%/+0.20M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/6 to 1.7/7 (+6%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with 4.47 million viewers and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 0.9/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.6/5 HH rating [#1]
3.71M viewers [#2]
0.7/3 A18-49 [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: CSI: Miami-REPEAT (3.00M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A two-hour edition of 48 Hours Mystery-REPEAT (5.20M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC finished in third place for the evening with 2.81 million viewers, but managed a second place tie among adults 18-49 with a 0.9/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

1.9/4 HH rating [#3]
2.85M viewers [#3]
0.7/3 A18-49 rating [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Film: Finding Nemo-REPEAT (3.12M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Film: Red Eye-REPEAT):

Households – 2.1/5
Viewers – 3.20M
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/3

  • 10:00 p.m.: The second season/series finale of Dirty Sexy Money (2.19M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.5/3
Viewers – 2.14M to 2.19M (+2%/+0.05M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2 to 0.6/2 (n/c)

Season finale comparison (WED; 12/5/2007):

Households – 4.8/8
Viewers – 6.74M to 2.19M (-67.5%/-4.55M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 0.6/2 (-74%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with 2.47 million viewers and a 0.6/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.7/4 HH rating [#4]
viewers [#4]
A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2.68M viewers, 0.4/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Kings – season one/series finale):

Households – 1.2/3
Viewers – 1.81M
Adults 18-49 – 0.4/2

  • 9:00 p.m.: Face the Ace (1.46M viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):

Households – 1.2/3
Viewers – 1.41M to 1.46M (+4%/+0.05M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1 to 0.3/1 (-25%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (3.47M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).


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, August 15, 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.