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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 10.5/17 household rating/share, 16.67 million viewers and a 3.8/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

10.2/16 HH rating/share [#1]
16.16M viewers [#1]
3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (12.7/20 HH rating/share, 20.60M viewers, 4.7/13 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 12.9/20 to 12.7/20 (-2%)
Viewers – 21.04M to 20.60M (-2%/-0.44M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.5/13 to 4.7/13 (+4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles (10.2/16 HH rating/share, 16.51M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 9.7/15 to 10.2/16 (+5%)
Viewers – 15.38M to 16.51M (+7%/+1.13M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9 to 3.9/10 (+11%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Good Wife (8.6/15 HH rating/share, 12.89M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.7/15 to 8.6/15 (-1%)
Viewers – 12.98M to 12.89M (-1%/-0.09M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.8/7 (n/c)

FOX followed in a tie for second place for the evening with a 6.1/10 household rating/share, was alone in second among viewers with 9.43 million, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 3.1/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.4/7 HH rating/share [#4]
7.96M viewers [#3]
3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for Fox only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:52 p.m.: MLB Playoffs – ALCS Game 4: New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (6.7/11 HH rating/share, 10.30M viewers, 3.4/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Hell’s Kitchen – 8:00-10:00 p.m. – sixth season finale):

Households – 4.4/7
Viewers – 8.04M
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10

ABC finished in a tie for second place for the evening with a 6.1/10 household rating/share, but was third among viewers with 9.37 million and fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.3/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.8/9 HH rating/share [#2]
8.80M viewers [#2]
2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Shark Tank (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.24M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.5/5 to 4.0/6 (+14%)
Viewers – 5.24M to 6.24M (+19%/+1.00M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.9/5 (+19%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars: The Results (9.3/14 HH rating/share, 14.23M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 9.1/14 to 9.3/14 (+2%)
Viewers – 13.96M to 14.23M (+2%/+0.27M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7 to 3.2/8 (+10%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (MON; 10/19/2009 – performance show):

Households – 11.0/17 to 9.3/14 (-15.5%)
Viewers – 16.82M to 14.23M (-15%/-2.59M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 3.2/8 (-11%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The Forgotten (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.72M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (10:01 p.m.):

Households – 4.9/9 to 5.0/8 (+2%)
Viewers – 7.43M to 7.72M (+4%/+0.29M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.0/5 (-5%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.1/8 household rating/share and 8.32 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.2/9 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.9/8 HH rating/share [#3]
7.92M viewers [#4]
2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Biggest Loser (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.77M viewers, 3.9/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.5/9 to 5.8/9 (+6%)
Viewers – 9.14M to 9.77M (+7%/+0.63M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9 to 3.9/11 (+11%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The Jay Leno Show (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.42M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (10:01 p.m.):

Households – 3.8/7 to 3.6/6 (-5%)
Viewers – 5.77M to 5.42M (-6%/-0.35M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.8/5 (n/c)

Episode-to-episode numbers (MON; 10/19/2009):

Households – 3.1/5 to 3.6/6 (+16%)
Viewers – 4.74M to 5.42M (+14%/+0.68M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.8/5 (+29%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.4/2 household rating/share, 1.94 million viewers and a 0.9/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.3/2 HH rating/share [#5]
1.89M viewers [#5]
1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210 (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.36M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.5/2 to 1.7/3 (+13%)
Viewers – 2.25M to 2.36M (+5%/+0.11M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.1/3 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Melrose Place (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.52M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.0/2 to 1.1/2 (+10%)
Viewers – 1.38M to 1.52M (+10%/+0.14M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.7/2 (n/c)

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 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 “NCIS” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, October 27, 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.

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