Thursday, August 13, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 5, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast ratings:
ProgramHHA18-49A25-54Viewers
(millions)
246.5/10 3.7/9 4.5/1011.265
902101.4/2 1.1/3 0.9/22.035
20/204.5/8 1.8/6 2.3/76.750
60 MINUTES7.9/14 1.8/6 2.7/812.267
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 8.8/14 3.8/10 4.9/1214.777
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED 3.3/6 1.7/5 2.1/65.311
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL 2.9/5 1.8/5 1.7/53.968
AMERICAN IDOL TUESDAY 13.7/21 8.9/23 10.6/2524.410
AMERICAN IDOL WEDNESDAY14.2/22 8.4/21 10.4/2324.342
BETTER OFF TED 3.1/5 1.9/5 2.1/54.669
BIGGEST LOSER 5.4/8 3.5/9 4.0/98.775
BONES 5.8/9 2.7/8 3.3/99.254
CASTLE 6.2/10 2.4/6 2.9/79.089
CELEBRITY APPRENTICE 4.8/8 2.8/7 3.5/87.198
CHUCK 3.5/5 2.1/6 2.4/65.723
CSI 9.1/14 3.8/10 5.0/1114.625
CSI: MIAMI 8.5/14 3.9/10 5.0/1213.458
CUPID 4.8/8 2.3/6 2.7/77.217
DANCING WITH THE STARS 12.9/20 4.9/12 6.2/1420.484
DANCING WITH THE STARS-RESULTS 8.6/13 3.1/8 3.9/913.513
DATELINE 3.3/6 1.5/5 1.8/55.009
DATELINE-SUN 3.2/6 1.3/4 1.7/54.912
DOLLHOUSE 2.2/4 1.5/5 1.7/53.435
ELEVENTH HOUR 6.8/11 2.5/7 3.2/810.366
ER 10.4/17 6.0/16 7.5/1816.378
ER RETROSPECTIVE 7.0/11 3.5/10 4.4/1110.632
EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS 1.1/2 0.6/2 0.8/31.741
FLASHPOINT 5.3/9 1.8/6 2.5/78.767
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS NBC 2.3/4 1.1/4 1.5/43.559
GOSSIP GIRL 1.6/2 1.3/3 0.9/22.450
HELL'S KITCHEN 4.1/6 3.3/8 3.7/86.953
HEROES 3.9/6 3.1/7 3.3/76.421
HOUSE 7.5/12 4.8/13 5.4/1312.511
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 5.4/8 3.9/10 4.3/109.202
HOWDIE DO IT-8P2.1/4 0.9/3 1.1/43.203
HOWDIE DO IT-8:30P2.1/4 1.0/4 1.2/43.318
I GET THAT A LOT 6.3/10 3.4/10 4.2/1110.350
IN THE MOTHERHOOD 3.3/6 1.6/5 1.9/55.007
KINGS 2.5/4 1.1/3 1.3/33.617
LAW & ORDER: SVU 6.1/10 3.4/9 3.9/109.367
LIE TO ME 5.7/10 2.6/8 3.4/99.180
LIFE 3.8/6 1.5/4 2.0/45.697
LIFE ON MARS 3.7/6 2.0/6 2.5/65.639
LOST 5.6/9 4.3/11 4.6/109.574
MEDIUM 4.7/8 2.5/7 3.2/87.267
NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT-6P7.8/17 4.0/17 4.7/1812.58
NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT-9P8.5/16 5.1/17 5.5/1614.454
NCIS 10.7/17 3.5/9 4.9/1217.230
ONE TREE HILL 1.7/2 1.3/3 0.9/22.358
OSBOURNES: RELOADED 5.0/8 3.7/9 4.1/98.395
REAPER 1.5/2 1.0/3 0.9/22.370
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 6.6/10 4.1/10 5.0/1111.025
SAMANTHA WHO? 3.1/5 1.6/4 1.9/54.699
SCRUBS 3.3/6 1.9/6 2.1/64.971
SMALLVILLE 2.4/4 1.7/5 1.7/43.846
SUPERNATURAL 2.0/3 1.5/4 1.4/33.266
SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS 6.5/11 3.6/11 4.5/1211.267
THE BIG BANG THEORY 6.0/9 3.8/11 4.4/119.735
THE GAME 1.1/2 0.8/3 0.8/21.829
THE MENTALIST 10.5/16 3.8/9 5.4/1216.957
THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES 2.2/4 1.3/5 1.4/53.469
THE SIMPSONS 3.8/6 3.1/9 3.0/86.503
TWO AND A HALF MEN 8.5/13 5.2/13 6.1/1414.556
WIFE SWAP 2.9/5 1.5/5 1.8/64.445
WITHOUT A TRACE 8.2/14 2.8/8 3.9/1012.527
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN 1.8/3 1.1/4 1.1/32.94

Cable ratings: 18-49 ratings are provided wherever available
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
18-49
Rating
WWE ENTERTAINMENT (10PM)USA5.3962.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT (9PM)USA4.9991.7
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR-SAT (10AM)NICK4.036-
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR-SUN (10AM)NICK4.024-
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR-SUN (10:30AM)NICK3.998-
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK3.910-
SPONGEBOB-SUNNICK3.812-
THE PARENT TRAP (1998)DISNEY3.718-
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR-SUN (11AM)NICK3.643-
BRAVES/PHILLIESESP23.313-
NORA ROBERTS HIGH NOON-SATLIFETIME3.313-
BACK AT THE BARNYARDNICK3.061-
FAIRLY ODD PARENTSNICK3.022-
ICARLYNICK3.007-
SOUTH PARKCOMEDY3.0051.6
LOVE TAKES WINGHALLMARK2.8470.5
WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACEDISNEY2.772-
GHOST HUNTERSSCI-FI2.7641.3
NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPESPN2.704-
STANFORD/UCONNESPN2.664-
SUITE LIFE ON DECKDISNEY2.588-
WWE HALL OF FAMEUSA2.5821.1
I LOVE MONEY 2VH12.452-
OKLAHOMA/LOUISVILLEESPN2.424-
ROCKETS/LAKERSESPN2.381-
SPECIAL AGENT OSODISNEY2.336-
NORA ROBERTS HIGH NOON-SUNLIFETIME2.283-
DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTERA&E2.058-
SAVING GRACETNT1.9980.4
DAILY SHOW-WEDCOMEDY1.978-
TNA: IMPACTSPIKE1.970-
UFC FIGHT NIGHT LIVESPIKE1.874-
ECWSCI-FI1.838-
THE FIRST 48A&E1.808-
OPERATION REPOTRUTV1.740-
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYCBRAVO1.7360.9
CAVALIERS/WIZARDSTNT1.701-
REAL WORLD XXIMTV1.6981.0
REAL WORLD XXI REUNIONMTV1.668-
ROCK OF LOVE 3VH11.660-
HOUSE HUNTERS-SUNHGTV1.627-
THE EXTERMINATORSA&E1.623-
WONDER PETSNICK1.604-
WHO WAS JESUSDISCOVERY1.584-
MORAL ORELADULT SWIM1.553-
COLBERT REPORT-WEDCOMEDY1.471-
AX MENHISTORY1.427-
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVESFOOD1.425-
BAD GIRLS CLUBOXYGEN1.40.7
MAKING THE BAND 4MTV1.422-
MY BOYSTBS1.3400.7
RIVER MONSTERSANIMAL1.3-
BREAKING BADAMC1.213-
IRON CHEF AMERICAFOOD1.213-
DAMAGESFX1.0480.4
GREEKABC FAMILY0.9910.4
THE TUDORSSHOWTIME0.726-
IN TREATMENTHBO0.657-
PRETTY WICKEDOXYGEN0.6170.4
BRIDGETS SEXIEST BEACHESTRAVEL0.644-
ROOMMATESABC FAMILY0.4440.2
UNITED STATES OF TARASHOWTIME0.4140.2
TRUST METNT0.3960.2
HANEY PROJECTGOLF0.356-
SOPHIEABC FAMILY0.3350.1
PARTY DOWNSTARZ0.2120.1
  • Viewership data was not available for 
    • Reno 911! (Comedy Central)
    • Head Case (Starz)
    • No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (HBO)
    • For the Love of Ray J (VH1) - 1.5 adults 18-49 rating
DVR ratings:
ProgramLive
18-49
L+SD
18-49
L+7
18-49
242.993.734.40
902100.841.061.51
AMERICA’S TOP MODEL1.461.772.13
BIG BANG THEORY3.033.824.20
BONES2.212.683.24
CHUCK1.772.132.52
DOLLHOUSE1.171.461.96
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS0.931.141.41
GOSSIP GIRL0.951.251.60
HEROES2.423.143.99
HOUSE3.704.785.70
KINGS0.881.061.25
LIFE1.321.491.90
LOST3.304.305.25
ONE TREE HILL1.061.261.54
SAMANTHA WHO?1.331.571.87
SCRUBS-WED 8PM1.621.932.34
SMALLVILLE1.371.682.06
SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS2.983.624.18
THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES1.031.301.75

ProgramLive Viewers
(millions)
L+SD Viewers
(millions)
L+7 Increase
(millions)
L+7 Viewers
(millions)
249.62611.3063.28512.911
902101.7042.0361.0192.723
AMERICA’S TOP MODEL3.4283.9991.2194.647
AMERICAN IDOL-TUE20.82624.4785.19026.016
AMERICAN IDOL-WED21.42324.4314.22925.652
APPRENTICE6.4217.1981.7158.136
BIG BANG THEORY8.3409.7642.27310.613
BIGGEST LOSER7.7208.7801.8469.566
BONES8.1289.2912.44510.573
CHUCK5.0275.7411.6316.658
CSI13.67614.6012.81716.493
CSI: MIAMI12.88613.4741.93814.824
DANCING WITH THE STARS19.15720.5001.93821.095
DOLLHOUSE2.8653.4361.5274.392
E.R.15.44016.4072.11317.553
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS3.1373.5600.9094.046
GOSSIP GIRL1.9642.4501.0322.996
HELL’S KITCHEN6.0847.0451.8417.925
HEROES5.2466.4362.8758.121
HOUSE10.42412.5384.05214.476
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER8.0899.2041.95810.047
LIFE ON MARS5.2555.6461.4536.708
LOST7.8549.5823.50711.361
MEDIUM6.6977.3081.9018.598
NCIS16.08817.2302.86418.952
ONE TREE HILL1.9992.3610.9052.904
SMALLVILLE3.2853.8801.2694.554
SUPERNATURAL2.8863.2831.0253.911
SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS9.80911.2682.49412.303
THE MENTALIST15.63616.9633.07118.707
THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES2.9303.4921.4694.399
TWO AND A HALF MEN13.42614.5602.47715.903

NCAA Basketball 15-minute breakdowns:
GAMETIMEHH18-49
NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT-6P6:00-6:15 4.9/12 2.3/11
6:15-6:30 6.2/15 3.1/15
6:30-6:45 6.7/15 3.3/15
6:45-7:00 7.5/17 3.7/17
7:00-7:15 7.6/17 3.8/17
7:15-7:30 7.1/15 3.6/16
7:30-7:45 8.1/17 4.1/17
7:45-8:00 8.8/18 4.6/19
8:00-8:15 9.7/20 5.1/20
8:15-8:30 10.4/20 5.7/21
8:30-8:39 10.2/20 5.6/21
GAMETIMEHH18-49
NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT-9P9:07-9:15 7.6/14 4.6/16
9:15-9:30 8.9/16 5.3/18
9:30-9:45 8.7/16 5.1/17
9:45-10:00 8.9/16 5.1/17
10:00-10:15 8.9/16 5.2/17
10:15-10:30 7.5/14 4.5/15
10:30-10:45 8.3/15 4.9/16
10:45-11:00 9.0/17 5.4/17
11:00-11:15 8.7/16 5.3/17
11:15-11:30 8.1/16 4.9/16
11:30-11:36 8.5/17 5.1/17

Source: Nielsen Media Research via TV by the Numbers, Media Life Magazine, Variety, PI Feedback, The Futon Critic, and Radio & Television Business Report

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