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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, September 4, 2009

Complete ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follow 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 5.99 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.8/7 HH rating [#2]
5.59M viewers [#2]
1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Southland-REPEAT (3.63M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (7.22M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.4/8
Viewers – 6.55M to 7.22M (+10%/+0.67M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.5/5 (-6%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with 5.09 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.1/8 HH rating [#1]
6.30M
viewers [#1]
2.1/7
A18-49 [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer-REPEAT (5.05M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Medium-REPEAT (5.11M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs-REPEAT (5.10M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (NFL Preseason: New England Patriots at Washington Redskins – 8:00-11:21pm):

Households – 4.1/8
Viewers – 6.29M
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7

ABC finished in third place for the evening with 3.61 million viewers and a 1.0/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.2/4 HH rating [#4]
3.09M viewers [#4]
0.9/3 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Supernanny-REPEAT (3.50M viewers, 0.8/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty-REPEAT (2.91M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.24M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.8/5
Viewers – 4.07M to 4.24M (+4%/+0.17M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4 to 1.3/5 (+18%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with 3.59 million viewers and a 0.9/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.8/5 HH rating [#3]
4.41M viewers [#3]
1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (4.60M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 2.7/6
Viewers – 4.38M to 4.60M (+5%/+0.22M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/4 to 1.0/4 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Glee-REPEAT (2.53M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share). Note: The repeat was enhanced with cast commentary via Twitter.

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with 0.99 million viewers and a 0.3/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.8/2 HH rating [#5]
1.26M viewers [#5]
0.5/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (991,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris-REPEAT (976,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: The Game-REPEAT (1.03M viewers, 0.4/1 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 “Dateline NBC” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, September 11, 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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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.

NBC finished in first place for the evening with 4.70 million viewers and a 1.1/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.3/7 HH rating [#1]
4.99M viewers [#1]
1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Southland-REPEAT (3.20M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Chopping Block – season finale):

Households – 1.6/3
Viewers – 2.43M
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/3

  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (5.46M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share) was mostly even from the week prior and was once again the night’s most-watched program among both viewers and adults 18-49.  In terms of direct competition, it out-rated the 10:00pm hour of ABC’s 20/20 by nearly 2.3 million viewers and carried nearly two times the amount of A18-49 viewers — based on rating — (5.94M vs. 3.66M and 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share vs. 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.9/8
Viewers – 5.81M to 5.46M (-6%/-0.35M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5 to 1.3/4 (n/c)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with 4.37 million viewers and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 1.0/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.1/6 HH rating [#2]
4.71M
viewers [#2]
1.0/4
A18-49 [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer-REPEAT (4.32M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Flashpoint-REPEAT (4.29M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs-REPEAT (4.50M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX finished in third place for the evening with 3.65 million viewers, but managed a tie for second place among adults 18-49 with a 1.0/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

1.8/4 HH rating [#t3]
2.68M viewers [#3]
0.8/3 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (4.40M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share) returned from its one-week hiatus off by nearly 10%, but helped lead-out…

Episode-to-episode numbers (7/24/2009):

Households – 2.9/6
Viewers – 4.78M to 4.40M (-8%/-0.38M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/5 to 1.1/4 (-8%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: …Mental (3.26M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share) which grew by nearly 30% in A18-49 rating and 13%, or 370,000, among total viewers.

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.9/4
Viewers – 2.89M to 3.26M (+13%/+0.37M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/3 to 0.9/3 (+29%)

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with 2.54 million viewers and a 0.6/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.8/4 HH rating [#t3]
2.63M viewers [#4]
0.7/3 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • As has been the case for the entire summer, ABC hasn’t gotten much traction from their line-up of comedy programming.  No where is that more evident than with The Goode Family, which finished out its series run with less than 1.5 million viewers.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Surviving Sububria (2.73M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.8/4
Viewers – 2.39M to 2.73M (+14%/+0.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.6/3 to 0.7/3 (+17%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Goode Family (1.63M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.2/2
Viewers – 1.63M to 1.63M (n/c)
Adults 18-49 – 0.5/2 to 0.5/2 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: According to Jim-REPEAT (2.09M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: The season, or likely series, finale of The Goode Family (1.48M viewers, 0.4/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (3.66M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).  As noted above, there was really no contest in the news-magazine category, with Dateline NBC easily besting 20/20.

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.7/5
Viewers – 3.93M to 3.66M (-7%/-0.27M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 0.8/3 (-11%)

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

Last Week:

0.7/1 HH rating [#5]
1.06M viewers [#5]
0.4/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (1.04M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris-REPEAT (944,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: The Game-REPEAT (998,000 viewers, 0.6/1 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 “Dateline NBC” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, August 14, 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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