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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, October 8, 2009

Head on over the jump to check out the night’s complete ratings and breakdown’s.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with an 8.4/14 household rating/share and 13.51 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/9 rating/share.

Last Week:

8.9/15 HH rating [#1]
14.17M viewers [#1]
3.8/11 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Samoa (7.1/11 HH rating/share, 11.73M viewers, 3.4/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.9/11 to 7.1/11 (+3%)
Viewers – 11.54M to 11.73M (+2%/+0.19M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/11 to 3.4/10 (-8%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (9.1/14 HH rating/share, 14.63M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 9.9/16 to 9.1/14 (-8%)
Viewers – 15.94M to 14.63M (-8%/-1.31M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.1/11 to 3.4/9 (-17%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Mentalist (9.1/16 HH rating/share, 14.17M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 10.1/17 to 9.1/16 (-10%)
Viewers – 15.75M to 14.17M (-10%/-1.58M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/11 to 3.3/9 (-13%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.0/11 household rating/share and 10.79 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.0/11 rating/share.

Last Week:

8.0/13 HH rating [#2]
12.55M viewers [#2]
4.7/13 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: FlashForward (5.9/9 HH rating/share, 9.05M viewers, 3.0/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.7/11 to 5.9/9 (-12%)
Viewers – 10.73M to 9.05M (-16%/-1.68M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/11 to 3.0/9 (-19%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (8.9/14 HH rating/share, 13.79M viewers, 5.3/13 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 9.9/16 to 8.9/14 (-10%)
Viewers – 15.69M to 13.79M (-12%/-1.90M)
Adults 18-49 – 6.1/16 to 5.3/13 (-13%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Private Practice (6.3/11 HH rating/share, 9.54M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 7.6/13 to 6.3/11 (-17%)
Viewers – 11.58M to 9.54M (-18%/-2.04M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.6/13 to 3.7/10 (-20%)

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 4.9/8 household rating/share and 7.97 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.5/7 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.7/7 HH rating [#3]
7.60M viewers [#3]
2.5/7 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Bones (6.1/10 HH rating/share, 9.92M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.9/10 to 6.1/10 (+3%)
Viewers – 9.43M to 9.92M (+5%/+0.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.8/8 (+4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Fringe (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 6.02M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.6/6 to 3.7/6 (+3%)
Viewers – 6.03M to 6.02M (-0%/-0.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.1/6 (-9%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share and 6.33 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.4/6 HH rating [#4]
5.46M viewers [#4]
2.2/6 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The time slot premiere of Community (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.11M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:30 p.m.):

Households – 3.5/5 to 3.5/6 (n/c)
Viewers – 5.86M to 5.11M (-13%/-0.75M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7 to 2.0/6 (-31%)

Last week’s numbers (SNL Weekend Update Thursday):

Households – 3.3/5
Viewers – 5.02M
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5

  • 8:30 p.m.: Parks and Recreation (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 4.97M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.9/5 to 3.3/5 (+14%)
Viewers – 4.67M to 4.97M (+6%/+0.30M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.2/6 (+10%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: A special hour-long episode of The Office (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 9.10M viewers, 4.5/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.3/7 to 5.2/8 (+21%)
Viewers – 7.41M to 9.10M (+23%/+1.69M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 4.5/12 (+15%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Jay Leno Show (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.85M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.3/6 to 3.1/5 (-6%)
Viewers – 5.03M to 4.85M (-4%/-0.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.7/5 (+13%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (WED; 10/7/2009):

Households – 3.9/7 to 3.1/5 (-20.5%)
Viewers – 5.71M to 4.85M (-15%/-0.86M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.7/5 (n/c)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.9/3 household rating/share, 3.00 million viewers and a 1.4/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.9/3 HH rating [#5]
3.04M viewers [#5]
1.4/4 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries (2.1/3 HH rating/share, 3.52M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.3/4 to 2.1/3 (-9%)
Viewers – 3.53M to 3.52M (-0%/-0.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.7/5 (+6%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (1.6/2 HH rating/share, 2.41M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.6/3 to 1.6/2 (n/c)
Viewers – 2.60M to 2.41M (-7%/-0.19M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.1/3 (-8%)

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 “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, October 15, 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 Zap2It, PI Feedback, and TV by the Numbers.