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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 9.1/15 household rating/share, 14.73 million viewers and a 3.5/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.2/8 HH rating/share [#1]
8.11M
viewers [#1]
1.9/5
A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m: The two-hour fourth season finale of America’s Got Talent (9.4/16 HH rating/share, 15.53M viewers, 3.5/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (10/1/2008 – one-hour third season finale):

Households – 7.8/12 to 9.4/16 (+20.5%)
Viewers – 12.69M to 15.53M (+22%/+2.84M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.5/10 (+6%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (MON; 9/14/2009):

Households – 8.5/13 to 9.4/16 (+11%)
Viewers – 13.90M to 15.53M (+12%/+1.63M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.5/10 (+6%)

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.2/10 to 9.4/16 (+52%)
Viewers – 10.06M to 15.53M (+54%/+5.47M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 3.5/10 (+67%)

Last week’s numbers (President Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress & Republican Response):

Note counted in ratings

  • 10:00 p.m: The Jay Leno Show (8.4/14 HH rating/share, 13.12M viewers, 3.4/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (MON; 9/14/2009, TUES; 9/15/2009):

Households – 11.5/19 to 7.1/12 (-38%) to 8.4/14 (+18%)
Viewers – 18.42M to 11.09M (-40%/-7.33M) to 13.12M (+18%/+2.03M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.3/14 to 3.4/9 (-36%) to 3.4/10 (n/c)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share and 6.21 million viewers, but fell to fourth place among adults adults 18-49 with a 1.6/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.1/7 HH rating/share [#3]
6.02M
viewers [#3]
1.3/4
A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine-REPEAT (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.52M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried-REPEAT (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.48M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (President Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress & Republican Response):

Note counted in ratings

  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds-REPEAT (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 6.63M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY-REPEAT (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 3.98M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share and 6.16 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with 2.7/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.2/7 HH rating/share [#2]
6.89M
viewers [#2]
3.0/8
A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.68M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (fall/sixth season premiere):

Households – 3.9/6 to 3.6/6 (-8%)
Viewers – 6.55M to 5.68M (-13%/-0.87M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.5/7 (-7%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Glee (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.64M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):

Households – 4.6/7 to 4.2/7 (-9%)
Viewers – 7.50M to 6.64M (-11.5%/-0.86M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9 to 3.1/8 (-11%)

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating/share and 4.61 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.7/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.4/6 HH rating/share [#4]
5.43M
viewers [#4]
1.6/4
A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Wipeout (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 6.21M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (9/2/2009):

Households – 4.2/7 to 3.5/6 (-17%)
Viewers – 7.62M to 6.21M (-18.5%/-1.41M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/9 to 2.1/7 (-22%)

Last week’s numbers (Wipeout Special: Australia):

Households – 2.9/5
Viewers – 4.95M
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5

Last week’s numbers (President Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress & Republican Response):

Note counted in ratings

  • 9:00 p.m.: Crash Course (2.2/3 HH rating/share, 3.65M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (9/2/2009):

Households – 2.6/4 to 2.2/3 (-15%)
Viewers – 4.46M to 3.65M (-18%/-0.81M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.4/4 (-18%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Primetime: Family Secrets (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 3.98M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Primetime: Crime):

Households – 2.8/5
Viewers – 4.04M
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.5/3 household rating/share, 2.14 million viewers and a 1.0/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.2/4 HH rating/share [#5]
3.24M
viewers [#5]
1.5/4
A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (2.0/3 HH rating/share, 2.81M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (two-hour 13th season/cycle premiere):

Households – 2.2/4 to 2.0/3 (-9%)
Viewers – 3.24M to 2.81M (-13%/-0.43M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.4/4 (-7%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of The Beautiful Life: TBL (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.46M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

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 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 Wednesday, September 23, 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.