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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, February 7, 2009 February 8, 2009 9:55 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Broadcast TV Ratings, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Television.


Note: Due to the unavailability of the fast nationals last week, “Last Week” numbers in this week’s report are based on the final national numbers.

Additionally, household rating/share numbers were not available for this evening.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with 7.55 million viewers and a 2.5/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last week:

3.9/7 HH rating [#2]
6.46M viewers [#2]
2.0/6 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NASCAR Racing: The Budweiser Shootout (7.55M viewers, 2.5/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Cops – 8:00-8:30pm):

Households – 3.6/7
Viewers – 5.93M
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6

Last week’s numbers (America’s Most Wanted – 9:00pm):

Households – 4.0/7
Viewers – 6.57M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6

CBS followed in second place for the evening with 5.78 million viewers and a 1.2/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.9/9 HH rating [#1]
7.79M viewers [#1]
1.7/6 A18-49 [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Cold Case-REPEAT (5.36M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials)

Households – 4.6/8
Viewers – 7.90M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7

  • 9:00 p.m.: Flashpoint-REPEAT (5.58M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (6.41M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.3/10 to x.x/x
Viewers – 7.97M to 6.41M (-20%/-1.56M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.5/5 (-17%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with 3.91 million viewers and a 1.0/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.2/4 HH rating [#3]
3.70M viewers [#3]
1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Heroes-REPEAT (1.95M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Crusoe – season one/series? finale):

Households – 1.8/3
Viewers – 2.89M
Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2

  • 9:00 p.m.: Law & Order-REPEAT (3.82M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (5.97M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with 2.32 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49 .

Last Week:

1.7/3 HH rating [#4]
2.64M viewers [#4]
0.8/3 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m: Grey’s Anatomy-REPEAT (2.64M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Movie: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy-REPEAT – 8:00-10:00pm):

Households – 1.7/3
Viewers – 2.79M
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3

  • 9:00 p.m: Private Practice-REPEAT (2.53M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m: Desperate Housewives-REPEAT (1.78M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).


Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national 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 nationals. (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 “48 Hours Mystery” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, February 14, 2009.

Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/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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