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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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

FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 10.9/17 household rating/share, 17.80 million viewers and a 5.8/15 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.3/7 HH rating/share [#t3]
7.01M
viewers [#3]
2.9/8
A18-49 rating/share [#t1]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for Fox only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:57 p.m.: MLB World Series Game 1: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees (11.9/19 HH rating/share, 19.51M viewers, 6.3/17 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (10/22/2008 – Game 1: Philadelphia Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays – 8:33-12:02 a.m.):

Households – 9.2/15 to 11.9/19 (+29%)
Viewers – 14.63M to 19.51M (+33%/+4.88M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.8/13 to 6.3/17 (+31%)

Last week’s numbers (So You Think You Can Dance – 8:00 p.m.):

Households – 4.3/7
Viewers – 6.91M
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8

Last week’s numbers (Glee – 9:00 p.m.):

Households – 4.3/7
Viewers – 7.15M
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 5.6/9 household rating/share and 8.49 million viewers, but was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

7.1/12 HH rating/share [#1] 
11.12M
viewers [#1]
2.9/8
A18-49 rating/share [#t1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine-REPEAT (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.61M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The New Adventures of Old Christine):

Households – 4.3/7
Viewers – 6.58M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6

  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried-REPEAT (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.44M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Gary Unmarried):

Households – 4.3/7
Viewers – 6.76M
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6

  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds-REPEAT (6.3/10 HH rating/share, 9.72M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Criminal Minds):

Households – 9.0/14
Viewers – 14.27M
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10

  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY-REPEAT (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 9.22M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (CSI: NY):

Households – 8.4/14
Viewers – 13.01M
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.1/7 household rating/share and 6.64 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.5/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.2/7 HH rating/share [#4]
6.34M
viewers [#4]
2.2/6
A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown-REPEAT (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 6.32M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Hank):

Households – 3.8/6
Viewers – 5.78M
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Middle (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.63M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.1/7 to 3.9/6 (-5%)
Viewers – 6.52M to 6.63M (+2%/+0.11M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.2/6 (+10%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Modern Family (5.5/8 HH rating/share, 9.23M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.4/8 to 5.5/8 (+2%)
Viewers – 8.66M to 9.23M (+7%/+0.57M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9 to 3.7/9 (+9%)

  • 9:30 p.m.: Cougar Town (4.8/7 HH rating/share, 7.51M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.7/7 to 4.8/7 (+2%)
Viewers – 7.31M to 7.51M (+3%/+0.20M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.2/8 (+3%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Eastwick (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 5.06M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.5/6 to 3.3/6 (-6%)
Viewers – 4.77M to 5.06M (+6%/+0.29M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.8/5 (+12.5%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share and 6.41 million viewers, but managed a tie for third place among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.8/8 HH rating/share [#2]
7.24M
viewers [#2]
2.1/6
A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m: The special Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (6.26M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m: Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space-REPEAT (5.59M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Mercy – 8:00-9:00 p.m.):

Households – 4.7/8
Viewers – 7.19M
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6

  • 9:00 p.m: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (5.1/8 HH rating/share, 8.00M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.0/9 to 5.1/8 (-15%)
Viewers – 9.15M to 8.00M (-13%/-1.15M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.7/7 (-4%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m: The Jay Leno Show (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 4.98M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 3.5/6 to 3.3/6 (-6%)
Viewers – 5.14M to 4.98M (-3%/-0.16M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.5/4 (n/c)

Episode-to-episode numbers (TUES; 10/27/2009):

Households – 3.9/7 to 3.3/6 (-15%)
Viewers – 6.06M to 4.98M (-18%/-1.08M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.5/4 (-17%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.6/3 household rating/share, 2.47 million viewers and a 1.2/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.4/2 HH rating/share [#5]
2.09M
viewers [#5]
1.0/3
A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.:  America’s Next Top Model (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.50M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.1/3 to 2.3/4 (+9.5%)
Viewers – 2.98M to 3.50M (+17%/+0.52M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.6/4 (+14%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries-REPEAT (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.44M viewers, 0.7/2 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 “Modern Family” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, November 4, 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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