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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.1/12 household rating/share and 11.12 million viewers, and was tied for first among adults 18-49 with a 2.9/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

7.2/12 HH rating/share [#1] 
11.26M
viewers [#1]
3.0/8
A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 7.00M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.6/8 to 4.5/8 (-2%)
Viewers – 6.99M to 7.00M (+0%/+0.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.1/6 (n/c)

  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.12M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.4/7 to 4.5/7 (+2%)
Viewers – 6.91M to 7.12M (+3%/+0.21M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.2/6 (-4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (8.6/13 HH rating/share, 13.73M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.5/13 to 8.6/13 (+1%)
Viewers – 13.92M to 13.73M (-1%/-0.19M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.6/9 (-5%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (8.2/14 HH rating/share, 12.56M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.8/15 to 8.2/14 (-7%)
Viewers – 13.40M to 12.56M (-6%/-0.84M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.0/8 (-6%)

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.8/8 household rating/share and 7.24 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.9/8 HH rating/share [#2]
7.42M
viewers [#2]
2.1/6
A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m: Mercy (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 7.28M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.7/8 to 4.8/8 (+2%)
Viewers – 7.37M to 7.28M (-1%/-0.09M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.0/6 (+5%)

  • 9:00 p.m: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (6.1/9 HH rating/share, 9.27M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.9/9 to 6.1/9 (+3%)
Viewers – 8.77M to 9.27M (+6%/+0.50M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.9/7 (+11.5%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m: The Jay Leno Show (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.18M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 4.0/7 to 3.5/6 (-12.5%)
Viewers – 6.15M to 5.18M (-16%/-0.97M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.5/4 (-17%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (TUES; 10/20/2009):

Households – 3.6/6 to 3.5/6 (-3%)
Viewers – 5.46M to 5.18M (-5%/-0.28M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.5/4 (-17%)

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 4.3/7 household rating/share and 7.01 million viewers, but managed a first place tie among adults 18-49 with 2.9/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.4/7 HH rating/share [#t3]
7.30M
viewers [#3]
3.1/8
A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.77M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.4/7 to 4.2/7 (-5%)
Viewers – 7.21M to 6.77M (-6%/-0.44M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.6/8 (-7%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Glee (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 7.24M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.5/7 to 4.4/7 (-2%)
Viewers – 7.65M to 7.24M (-5%/-0.41M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9 to 3.2/8 (-6%)

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share and 6.34 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.2/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.4/7 HH rating/share [#t3]
6.73M
viewers [#4]
2.3/6
A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Hank (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 5.84M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.0/7 to 3.9/7 (-2.5%)
Viewers – 6.15M to 5.84M (-5%/-0.31M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.5/5 (-6%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Middle (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.42M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.3/7 to 4.1/7 (-5%)
Viewers – 6.77M to 6.42M (-5%/-0.35M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.0/6 (-5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Modern Family (5.4/8 HH rating/share, 8.57M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.8/9 to 5.4/8 (-7%)
Viewers – 9.35M to 8.57M (-8%/-0.78M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.3/9 (-8%)

  • 9:30 p.m.: Cougar Town (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 7.36M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.2/8 to 4.7/7 (-10%)
Viewers – 8.00M to 7.36M (-8%/-0.64M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.0/8 (-9%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Eastwick (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 4.93M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.5/6 to 3.5/6 (n/c)
Viewers – 5.08M to 4.93M (-3%/-0.15M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.7/5 (n/c)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.4/2 household rating/share, 2.09 million viewers and a 1.0/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.4/2 HH rating/share [#5]
1.99M
viewers [#5]
0.9/2
A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.:  America’s Next Top Model (2.1/4 HH rating/share, 3.13M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.1/3 to 2.1/4 (n/c)
Viewers – 3.00M to 3.13M (+4%/+0.13M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.4/4 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Melrose Place-REPEAT (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.04M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Notes: 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 “Criminal Minds” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, October 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.

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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