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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, January 2, 2010

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share

n/a 5.59M 1.5/4

n/a 5.47M 1.8/6

n/a 4.81M 0.9/3

n/a 2.68M 0.7/2

Head on over the jump to check out the rest of the night’s complete ratings and breakdown’s.

Note: “Last Week” numbers in today’s report are based on fast affiliate national data. Additionally, HH rating/share data was not available for this evening.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with 5.59 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 1.5/4 rating/share.

Last Week (fast affiliates):

x.x/x HH rating [#x]
4.05M viewers [#3]
0.9/3 A18-49 [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: I Get That A Lot-REPEAT (4.97M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds-REPEAT (5.32M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (6.47M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (10:01-11:00 – fast affiliates):

Households –
Viewers – 5.48M to 6.47M (+18%/+0.99M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.7/5 (+31%)

FOX followed in second place for the evening with 5.47 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/6 rating/share.

Last Week (fast affiliates):

x.x/x HH rating [#x]
4.84M viewers [#1]
A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Cops-REPEAT & Cops-REPEAT (5.40M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (5.54M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (fast affiliates):

Households –
Viewers – 4.79M to 5.54M (+16%/+0.75M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.8/5 (n/c)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with 4.81 million viewers and a 0.9/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week (fast affiliates):

x.x/x HH rating [#x]
viewers [#4]
A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Mercy-REPEAT (2.49M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Law & Order-REPEAT (4.37M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (5.17M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with 2.68 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week (fast affiliates):

x.x/x HH rating [#x]
4.21M viewers [#2]
1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 & 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives-REPEAT & Desperate Housewives-REPEAT (2.32M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Castle-REPEAT (3.41M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).


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 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 “America’s Most Wanted” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, January 9, 2010. Also keep in mind that because these are fast affiliate numbers, when the finals are released there may be noticeable changes.

Also, 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.