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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, September 21, 2009

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

FOX finished in a tie for first place for the evening with a 9.5/14 household rating/share, but was along in first place among both viewers with 16.50 million and adults 18-49 with a 6.5/16 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.3/5 HH rating/share [#t3]
4.95M
viewers [#4]
1.8/5
A18-49 rating/share [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The two-hour/two-episode sixth season premiere of House (9.5/14 HH rating/share, 16.50M viewers, 6.5/16 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (TUES; 9/16/2008 – one-hour fifth season premiere):

Households – 8.9/14 to 9.5/14 (+7%)
Viewers – 14.77M to 16.50M (+12%/+1.73M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.6/16 to 6.5/16 (+16%)

ABC followed in a tie for first place for the evening with a 9.5/15 household rating/share, but was second among viewers with 14.83 million and was third among adults 18-49 with a 3.5/9 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.3/5 HH rating/share [#t3]
5.01M
viewers [#3]
1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The ninth season/cycle premiere of  Dancing With the Stars (11.2/17 HH rating/share, 17.54M viewers, 4.1/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (9/22/2008 – seventh season/cycle premiere):

Households – 13.4/20 to 11.2/17 (-16%)
Viewers – 21.34M to 17.54M (-18%/-3.80M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.3/13 to 4.1/10 (-23%)

Season premiere comparison (3/9/2009 – eighth season/cycle premiere):

Households – 14.1/21 to 11.2/17 (-21%)
Viewers – 22.83M to 17.54M (-23%/-5.29M)
Adults 18-49 – 6.1/15 to 4.1/10 (-33%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The second season premiere of Castle (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 9.43M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (3/9/2009 – series premiere):

Households – 7.1/12 to 6.2/10 (-13%)
Viewers – 10.76M to 9.43M (-12%/-1.33M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.3/6 (-23%)

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 7.5/12 household rating/share and 12.01 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.0/10 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.8/6 HH rating/share [#2]
5.86M
viewers [#2]
1.8/5
A18-49 rating/share [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The fifth season premiere of How I Met Your Mother (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 9.22M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (9/22/2008 – 8:30pm – fourth season premiere):

Households – 5.9/9 to 5.7/9 (-3%)
Viewers – 9.79M to 9.22M (-6%/-0.57M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 3.5/9 (-12.5%)

Last week’s numbers (U.S. Open Tennis: Men’s Final):

Households – 2.3/5
Viewers – 3.42M
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/4

  • 8:30 p.m.: The series premiere of Accidentally on Purpose (5.7/8 HH rating/share, 8.99M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The seventh season premiere of Two and a Half Men (8.5/12 HH rating/share, 13.59M viewers, 4.4/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (9/22/2008 – sixth season premiere):

Households – 9.1/13 to 8.5/12 (-7%)
Viewers – 14.88M to 13.59M (-9%/-1.29M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.3/12 to 4.4/10 (-17%)

  • 9:30 p.m.: The third season premiere of The Big Bang Theory (7.8/11 HH rating/share, 12.83M viewers, 4.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (9/22/2008 – 8:00pm – second season premiere):

Households – 5.7/9 to 7.8/11 (+39%)
Viewers – 9.32M to 12.83M (+38%/+3.51M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 4.6/10 (+28%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The eighth season premiere of CSI: Miami (8.7/14 HH rating/share, 13.73M viewers, 4.3/11 A18-49 rating/share.

Season premiere comparison (9/22/2008 – seventh season premiere):

Households – 11.1/18 to 8.7/14 (-22%)
Viewers – 17.23M to 13.73M (-20%/-3.50M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.2/13 to 4.3/11 (-17%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.7/6 household rating/share, 5.90 million viewers and a 2.4/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.3/15 HH rating [#1]
15.11M
viewers [#1]
3.9/10 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The two-episode/two-hour fourth season premiere of Heroes (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 6.02M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (9/22/2008 – two-episode/two-hour third season premiere – 9:00-11:00pm):

Households – 5.9/9 to 3.6/6 (-39%)
Viewers – 10.09M to 6.02M (-40%/-4.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.0/12 to 2.7/7 (-46%)

Last week’s numbers (America’s Got Talent):

Households – 8.5/13
Viewers – 13.90M
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Jay Leno Show (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 5.67M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):

Households – 11.5/19 to 3.8/6 (-67%)
Viewers – 18.42M to 5.67M (-69%/-12.75M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.3/14 to 1.8/5 (-66%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.6/2 household rating/share, 2.28 million viewers and a 1.1/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.7/3 HH rating [#5]
2.56M
viewers [#5]
1.3/3
A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: One Tree Hill (1.7/2 HH rating/share, 2.48M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (seventh season premiere):

Households – 1.7/3 to 1.7/2 (n/c)
Viewers – 2.45M to 2.48M (+1%/+0.03M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.2/3 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.09M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (third season premiere):

Households – 1.7/3 to 1.4/2 (-18%)
Viewers – 2.55M to 2.09M (-18%/-0.46M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/3 to 1.1/3 (-21%)

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 affiliate data. (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 “House” will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, September 28, 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. For daily ratings results, check out Zap2It, PIFeedback and TVbytheNumbers.

  • Scot

    Hilarious to see Jay Leno crashing and burning with such speed and grace, especially after NBC pinned all their hopes on him, giving him a ridiculous five night a week time slot. And what a NICE increase for The Big Bang Theory–by far the funniest sitcom on the air right now, it’s finally finding the wider audience it’s deserved since episode one!

  • Scot

    Hilarious to see Jay Leno crashing and burning with such speed and grace, especially after NBC pinned all their hopes on him, giving him a ridiculous five night a week time slot. And what a NICE increase for The Big Bang Theory–by far the funniest sitcom on the air right now, it’s finally finding the wider audience it’s deserved since episode one!