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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, October 23, 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 5.2/9 HH rating/share, 8.32 million viewers and a 2.0/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.1/9 HH rating [#1]
8.01M
viewers [#1]
1.9/6
A18-49 [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (5.3/10 HH rating/share, 8.46M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.0/9 to 5.3/10 (+6%)
Viewers – 8.05M to 8.46M (+5%/+0.41M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7 to 2.1/7 (+5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Medium (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 8.43M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.2/9 to 5.1/9 (-2%)
Viewers – 8.10M to 8.43M (+4%/+0.33M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.2/7 (+16%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 8.05M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.1/9 to 5.1/9 (n/c)
Viewers – 8.01M to 8.05M (+0.5%/+0.04M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.8/6 (n/c)

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.07 million viewers and a 1.6/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.1/7 HH rating [#3]
6.09M viewers [#3]
1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Law & Order (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.17M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.0/9 to 4.7/8 (-6%)
Viewers – 7.73M to 7.17M (-7%/-0.56M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/6 to 1.5/5 (-6%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (5.2/9 HH rating/share, 7.91M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (10/9/2009):

Households – 4.9/9 to 5.2/9 (+6%)
Viewers – 7.11M to 7.91M (+11%/+0.80M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.8/6 (+20%)

Last week’s numbers (NBC News Special: Secrets of the Lost Symbol):

Households – 3.4/6
Viewers – 5.02M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The Jay Leno Show (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.15M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 3.4/6 to 4.1/7 (+21%)
Viewers – 5.02M to 6.15M (+22.5%/+1.13M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.4/5 (+8%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (THUR; 10/22/2009):

Households – 3.3/6 to 4.1/7 (+24%)
Viewers – 4.97M to 6.15M (+24%/+1.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.4/5 (-12.5%)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.4/6 HH rating/share, 4.95 million viewers and a 1.3/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.9/7 HH rating [#4]
5.72M viewers [#4]
1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The sixth season premiere of Supernanny (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 4.70M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (10/3/2008 at 9:00 p.m.):

Households – 2.9/5 to 3.3/6 (+14%)
Viewers – 4.20M to 4.70M (+12%/+0.50M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.1/4 (-27%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.55M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere – 8:00-10:00 p.m.):

Households – 3.4/6 to 3.1/5 (-9%)
Viewers – 5.07M to 4.55M (-10%/-0.52M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.2/4 (-14%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 5.60M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.9/9 to 3.8/7 (-22%)
Viewers – 7.19M to 5.60M (-22%/-1.59M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 1.6/5 (-20%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 1.3/2 HH rating/share and 2.15 million viewers, and was tied for fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 0.8/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.6/8 HH rating [#2]
7.54M viewers [#2]
2.4/8 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Brothers (1.4/3 HH rating/share, 2.35M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (SUN; 10/11/2009):

Households – 1.4/2 to 1.4/3 (n/c)
Viewers – 2.27M to 2.35M (+3.5%/+0.08M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3 to 0.8/3 (n/c)

Episode-to-episode numbers (comparable timeslot – 10/9/2009):

Households – 1.5/3 to 1.4/3 (-7%)
Viewers – 2.31M to 2.35M (+2%/+0.04M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3 to 0.8/3 (n/c)

  • 8:30 (8:31) p.m.: ‘Til Death (1.2/3 HH rating/share, 1.97M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (‘Til Death – 10/9/2009 – 8:31 p.m.):

Households – 1.5/3 to 1.2/3 (-20%)
Viewers – 2.30M to 1.97M (-14%/-0.33M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3 to 0.7/2 (-16%)

  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Dollhouse (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 2.15M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (Dollhouse – 10/9/2009 – 9:01 p.m.):

Households – 1.4/2 to 1.3/2 (-7%)
Viewers – 2.30M to 2.15M (-6.5%/-0.15M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 0.8/3 (-20%)

Last week’s numbers (MLB ALCS Game 1: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. New York Yankees – 7:57-11:17 p.m.)

Households – 5.1/8
Viewers – 7.74M
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.2/2 HH rating/share and 1.83 million viewers, but managed a tie for fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 0.8/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

1.3/2 HH rating [#5]
1.97M viewers [#5]
0.8/3 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.52M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.7/3 to 1.6/3 (-6%)
Viewers – 2.59M to 2.52M (-3%/-0.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4 to 1.1/4 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model-REPEAT (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.13M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).

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 “Ghost Whisperer” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, October 30, 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.

Sources: 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.

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