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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, October 4, 2009

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

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 7.8/12 HH rating/share, 13.20 million viewers and a 5.3/13 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

8.0/13 HH Rating/Share [#1]
12.76M Viewers [#1]
4.9/13 A18-49 Rating [#1]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on the final nationals.
  • 7:30 p.m: Football Night in America, Part 2 (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.84M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.3/8 to 3.1/5 (-28%)
Viewers – 6.75M to 4.84M (-28%/-1.91M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/9 to 2.0/6 (-26%)

  • 7:57 p.m: Football Night in America, Part 3 (6.4/11 HH rating/share, 10.70M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:56 p.m.):

Households – 6.0/10 to 6.4/11 (+6%)
Viewers – 9.59M to 10.70M (-12%/-1.11M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/11 to 4.1/11 (+11%)

  • 8:22 p.m: Sunday Night Football: Pre-Kick (8.7/14 HH rating/share, 14.84M viewers, 5.5/15 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.2/14 to 8.7/14 (+6%)
Viewers – 13.35M to 14.84M (+11%/+1.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.9/14 to 5.5/15 (+12%)

  • 8:31 p.m: Sunday Night Football: San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers (11.0/18 HH rating/share, 18.42M viewers, 7.4/19 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers: (Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals – 8:31-11:13pm):

Households – 10.7/17 to 11.0/18 (+3%)
Viewers – 17.47M to 18.42M (+5%/+0.95M)
Adults 18-49 – 6.8/17 to 7.4/19 (+9%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.9/11 HH rating/share and 10.89 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 3.4/9 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.4/11 HH Rating/Share [#3]
10.09M Viewers [#3]
3.2/8 A18-49 Rating [#4]

  • 7:00 p.m.: The 20th season premiere of America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 7.98M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (10/5/2008 – 19th season premiere):

Households – 5.2/9 to 4.5/8 (-13.5%)
Viewers – 8.92M to 7.98M (-10%/-0.94M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 2.2/6 (-15%)

Last week’s numbers (Extreme Makeover: Home Editionsixth season premiere):

Households – 4.4/8
Viewers – 7.19M
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6

  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (7.2/11 HH rating/share, 11.70M viewers, 3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.4/10 to 7.2/11 (+12.5%)
Viewers – 10.42M to 11.70M (+12%/+1.28M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.4/8 (+10%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (9.0/14 HH rating/share, 14.27M viewers, 4.9/12 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 8.6/13 to 9.0/14 (+5%)
Viewers – 13.64M to 14.27M (+5%/+0.63M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.7/11 to 4.9/12 (+4%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (6.5/11 HH rating/share, 9.61M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 6.4/11 to 6.5/11 (+2%)
Viewers – 9.38M to 9.61M (+2%/+0.23M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 3.2/8 (+7%)

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 6.7/11 HH rating/share and 10.44 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.3/6 rating/share.

Last Week

7.3/12 HH Rating/Share [#2]
11.72M Viewers [#2]
3.3/9 A18-49 Rating [#3]

  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (8.3/14 HH rating/share, 12.95M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:14 p.m.):

Households – 9.6/17 to 8.3/14 (-13.5%)
Viewers – 14.88M to 12.95M (-13%/-1.93M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 2.3/7 (-28%)

Last week’s numbers (NFL Overrun – 4:16-7:14 p.m.):

Households – 10.9/21
Viewers – 18.15M
Adults 18-49 – 7.1/24

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Amazing Race (5.9/9 HH rating/share, 9.95M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (15th season/cycle premiere – 8:14-10:14 p.m.):

Households – 6.2/10 to 5.9/9 (-5%)
Viewers – 10.40M to 9.95M (-4%/-0.45M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 2.8/7 (-18%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Three Rivers (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 9.17M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Cold Case (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 9.69M viewers, 2.2/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (seventh season premiere – 10:14-11:14 p.m.):

Households – 6.1/11 to 6.2/10 (+2%)
Viewers – 9.19M to 9.69M (+5%/+0.50M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.2/5 (+5%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 6.1/10 HH rating/share, but managed a third place finish among viewers with 10.71 million and a better second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.8/12 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.2/7 HH Rating/Share [#4]
7.48M Viewers [#4]
3.7/10 A18-49 Rating [#3]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 4:00 p.m.: NFL Overrun (13.1/25 HH rating/share, 22.03M viewers, 8.4/28 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:25 p.m.: The OT (7.2/13 HH rating/share, 12.01M viewers, 4.9/15 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons (5.1/8 HH rating/share, 9.37M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (21st season premiere):

Households – 4.6/7 to 5.1/8 (+11%)
Viewers – 8.31M to 9.37M (+13%/+1.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.3/12 to 4.4/11 (+2%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Cleveland Show (4.9/8 HH rating/share, 8.86M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (season one/series premiere):

Households – 5.3/8 to 4.9/8 (-8%)
Viewers – 9.51M to 8.86M (-7%/-0.65M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.9/12 to 4.4/11 (-10%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy (5.5/8 HH rating/share, 9.86M viewers, 5.1/12 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 5.6/9 to 5.5/8 (-2%)
Viewers – 10.11M to 9.86M (-2.5%/-0.25M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.2/12 to 5.1/12 (-2%)

  • 9:30 p.m.: American Dad (4.1/6 HH rating/share, 7.14M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 4.1/6 to 4.1/6 (n/c)
Viewers – 7.14M to 7.14M (n/c)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 3.6/9 (n/c)

Note: The CW no longer programs on Sunday nights (leaving programming decisions up to their affiliates).

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national 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 nationals. (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 “Desperate Housewives” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, October 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.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.