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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
5.1/9 8.459M 2.4/7

4.8/8 7.163M 1.2/4

3.4/6 6.148M 2.2/7
2.5/4 3.824M 1.4/4
0.7/1 0.990M 0.4/1

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 5.1/9 household rating/share, 8.459 million viewers and a 2.4/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.2/9 HH rating/share [#1]
8.60M viewers [#1]
2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Minute to Win It-REPEAT (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 5.24M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A two-hour edition of America’s Got Talent (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 10.07M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.2/11 to 6.0/10 (-3%)
Viewers – 10.48M to 10.07M (-4%/-0.41M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/9 to 2.8/8 (-3%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.8/8 household rating/share and 7.163 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.7/8 HH rating/share [#2]
6.96M viewers [#2]
1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS-REPEAT (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.70M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles-REPEAT (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.64M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Good Wife-REPEAT (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.16M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.4/6 household rating/share and 6.148 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.2/7 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.2/5 HH rating/share [#4]
5.33M viewers [#4]
1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Wipeout (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 8.86M viewers, 3.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:00-9:01):

Households – 4.4/8 to 4.7/8 (+7%)
Viewers – 7.95M to 8.86M (+11.5%/+0.91M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/9 to 3.0/10 (+15%)

  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Shaq Vs. (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 5.07M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:01-10:01):

Households – 2.2/4 to 2.7/5 (+23%)
Viewers – 3.63M to 5.07M (+40%/+1.44M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 2.0/6 (+43%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Primetime: What Would You Do-REPEAT (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.51M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.5/4 household rating/share and 3.824 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.9/7 HH rating/share [#3]
6.61M viewers [#3]
2.9/9 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Glee-REPEAT (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.91M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Hell’s Kitcheneighth season finale):

Households – 4.2/7
Viewers – 7.24M
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/11

  • 9:00 p.m.: Glee-REPEAT (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.74M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (MasterChef):

Households – 3.6/6
Viewers – 6.02M
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.7/1 household rating/share, 0.990 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.7/1 HH rating/share [#5]
1.03M viewers [#5]
0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Plain Jane-REPEAT (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.21M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: 18 to Life (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 802,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 0.4/1 to 0.5/1 (+25%)
Viewers – 0.630M to 0.802M (+27%/+0.172M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1 to 0.3/1 (n/c)

  • 9:30 p.m.: Another episode of 18 to Life (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 746,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 0.4/1 to 0.5/1 (+25%)
Viewers – 0.687M to 0.746M (+9%/+0.059M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1 to 0.3/1 (n/c)

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Notes: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on preliminary data. Comparisons 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 preliminary data. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final numbers for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final numbers for tonight’s episode of “America’s Got Talent” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, August 24, 2010. Also keep in mind that because these are preliminary 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: The Nielsen Company | Ratings information on this page consists of Preliminary and/or Final National numbers which include both Live viewing and DVR playback for the Same Day (defined as Live + Same Day or 3am-3am viewing). | Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.