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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, October 11, 2009

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

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.6/12 HH rating/share and 12.55 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.6/9 rating/share.

Last Week

6.7/11 HH Rating/Share [#3]
10.44M Viewers [#3]
2.3/6 A18-49 Rating [#4]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for CBS only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 4:00 p.m.: NFL Overrun (x.x/x HH rating/share, x.xM viewers, x.x/x A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (NFL Overrun – 9/27/2009 from 4:16-7:14 p.m.):

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

  • 7:43 p.m.: 60 Minutes (9.1/15 HH rating/share, 14.54M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.6/15 to 9.1/15 (+6%)
Viewers – 13.41M to 14.54M (+8%/+1.13M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 3.5/9 (+59%)

  • 8:43 p.m.: The Amazing Race (6.1/9 HH rating/share, 10.52M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.8/9 to 6.1/9 (+5%)
Viewers – 9.80M to 10.52M (+7%/+0.72M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 3.2/8 (+14%)

  • 9:43 p.m.: Three Rivers (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 7.33M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 5.6/8 to 4.7/7 (-16%)
Viewers – 8.97M to 7.33M (-18%/-1.64M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.7/4 (-10.5%)

  • 10:43 p.m.: Cold Case (5.1/10 HH rating/share, 7.87M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.4/11 to 5.1/10 (-20%)
Viewers – 10.05M to 7.87M (-22%/-2.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 1.9/6 (-14%)

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.3/12 HH rating/share and 11.99 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.5/12 rating/share.

Last Week:

7.8/12 HH Rating/Share [#1]
13.20M Viewers [#1]
5.3/13 A18-49 Rating [#1]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:30 p.m: Football Night in America, Part 2 (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.59M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.1/5 to 3.5/6 (+13%)
Viewers – 4.84M to 5.59M (+15.5%/+0.75M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.1/6 (+5%)

  • 7:58 p.m: Football Night in America, Part 3 (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 9.82M viewers, 3.7/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:57 p.m.):

Households – 6.4/11 to 6.0/10 (-6%)
Viewers – 10.70M to 9.82M (-8%/-0.88M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.1/11 to 3.7/11 (-10%)

  • 8:22 p.m: Sunday Night Football: Pre-Kick (7.5/12 HH rating/share, 12.32M viewers, 4.6/13 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.7/14 to 7.5/12 (-14%)
Viewers – 14.84M to 12.32M (-17%/-2.52M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.5/15 to 4.6/13 (-16%)

  • 8:32 p.m: Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (9.7/16 HH rating/share, 16.02M viewers, 6.2/16 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers: (Sunday Night Football: San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers – 8:31-11:10pm):

Households – 11.0/18 to 9.7/16 (-12%)
Viewers – 18.42M to 16.02M (-13%/-2.40M)
Adults 18-49 – 7.4/19 to 6.2/16 (-16%)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.1/10 HH rating/share, 9.99 million viewers and a 3.2/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

6.9/11 HH Rating/Share [#2]
10.89M Viewers [#2]
3.4/9 A18-49 Rating [#3]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for ABC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:00 p.m.: NASCAR: Pepsi 500 (x.x/x HH rating/share, x.xM viewers, x.x/x A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:35 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 7.39M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (20th season premiere – 7:00 p.m.):

Households – 4.5/8 to 4.2/7 (-7%)
Viewers – 8.03M to 7.39M (-8%/-0.64M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.2/6 (n/c)

  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.81M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.1/11 to 5.8/9 (-18%)
Viewers – 11.63M to 9.81M (-16%/-1.82M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 3.0/8 (-12%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (8.2/12 HH rating/share, 13.42M viewers, 4.6/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 9.2/14 to 8.2/12 (-11%)
Viewers – 14.64M to 13.42M (-8%/-1.22M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.0/12 to 4.6/11 (-8%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 8.97M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.5/11 to 6.0/10 (-8%)
Viewers – 9.65M to 8.97M (-7%/-0.68M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.0/8 (-6%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.7/6 HH rating/share, 6.28 million viewers and a 3.0/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

6.1/10 HH Rating/Share [#4]
10.71M Viewers [#3]
4.8/12 A18-49 Rating [#2]

  • Note: Because of some national coverage issues in the fast affiliates, the following numbers, for Fox only, are based on the final nationals.
  • 7:00 p.m.: Brothers (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.70M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (FRI; 10/9/2009 at 8:00 p.m.):

Households – 1.5/3 to 1.1/2 (-27%)
Viewers – 2.31M to 1.70M (-26%/-0.61M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3 to 0.6/2 (-25%)

Last week’s numbers (NFL Overrun – 4:00 p.m.):

Households – 13.1/25
Viewers – 22.03M
Adults 18-49 – 8.4/28

Last week’s numbers (The OT – 7:25 p.m.):

Households – 7.2/13
Viewers – 12.01M
Adults 18-49 – 4.9/15

  • 7:23 p.m.: Brothers (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.47M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:29 p.m.: The Cleveland Show-REPEAT (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.70M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 7.60M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.1/8 to 4.4/7 (-14%)
Viewers – 9.37M to 7.60M (-19%/-1.77M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/11 to 3.7/10 (-16%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Cleveland Show (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.87M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.9/8 to 4.5/7 (-8%)
Viewers – 8.86M to 7.87M (-11%/-0.99M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/11 to 3.9/10 (-11%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy (5.1/8 HH rating/share, 8.97M viewers, 4.6/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.1/8 to 5.1/8 (n/c)
Viewers – 8.88M to 8.97M (+1%/+0.09M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.5/11 to 4.6/11 (+2%)

  • 9:31 p.m.: American Dad (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.75M viewers, 3.5/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.1/6 to 4.0/6 (-2%)
Viewers – 7.14M to 6.75M (-5.5%/-0.39M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 3.5/8 (-3%)

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 “60 Minutes” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, October 18, 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.