|Total Viewers (million)||9.69||9.31||5.08||4.55||4.01||3.48|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||3.3/9||2.6/7||1.4/4||1.9/5||1.3/4||1.7/5|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-34||2.9/9||1.9/6||0.8/2||2.3/7||1.2/4||2.0/6|
The season premiere of Fox's Bones opened strong last night with 9.69 million viewers, a demo adults 18-49 3.3 rating / 9 share, and a demo adults 18-34 2.9 rating / 9 share leading Fox to victory for the night in all 3 categories. NBC was second in the adults 18-49 demo with a 2.6/7, and Univision was second in the adults 18-34 demo with a 2.3/7.
The season premiere of CW's America's Next Top Model opened down about 32% from the premiere overnight numbers from last year (of 5.15 million viewers and an 18-49 rating/share of 2.5/8), averaging just 3.48 million viewers an 18-49 1.7 rating/ 5 share. Berman calls that 3rd for the time period, but he ignores Univision results, it was actually 4th. It had an 18-34 1.9/6 for the first hour and 2.1/6 for the second hour, those were both 3rd place for the time periods. Those are ominous results for the CW's top rated show from last year, considering that it's #2 show, Friday Night Smackdown, is leaving.
NBC's America's Got Talent was the most watched show of the night averaging 10.15 million viewers from 8-10pm, it was also the #2 show for the night in the adults 18-49 demo.
NBC lead the 10-11pm Wednesday night broadcast numbers from the Republican National Convention with 7.72 million viewers and an 18-49 2.4 rating / 6 share. All 3 broadcast nets numbers though were above the comparable Wednesday overnights for the Democrats. For TV ratings Sarah Palin > Joe Biden.
|Time||Net||Show||Viewers Live+SD (Millons)||18-49 Rating/ Share||18-34 Rating/ Share|
|8:00||NBC||America's Got Talent (8-10p)||10.15||2.7/7||1.9/6, 2.0/6|
|UNI||Al Diablo con los Guapos||5.07||2.1/6||2.8/9|
|CBS||Greatest American Dog||4.89||1.4/4||0.9/3|
|ABC||Wife Swap (repeat)||3.72||1.3/4||1.2/4|
|CW||America's Next Top Model (8-10p)||3.48||1.7/5||1.9/6, 2.1/6|
|9:00||CBS||Criminal Minds (repeat)||5.72||1.6/4||0.7/2|
|UNI||Fuego en la Sangre||5.17||2.1/5||2.6/7|
|UNI||Don Francisco Presenta||3.40||1.4/4||1.6/4|
Shows are sorted by viewers in each time slot.
Here are some half hourly results courtesy of Marc Berman.
8:00 p.m. – Viewers: 8.77 million, A18-49: 2.9/ 9
8:30 p.m. – Viewers: 9.57 million, A18-49: 3.2/ 9
9:00 p.m. – Viewers: 10.22 million , A18-49: 3.4/ 9
9:30 p.m. – Viewers: 10.22 million, A18-49: 3.5/ 9
America’s Next Top Model (CW)
8:00 p.m. – Viewers: 3.08 million, A18-49: 1.5/ 5
8:30 p.m. – Viewers: 3.56 million, A18-49: 1.7/ 5
9:00 p.m. – Viewers: 3.70 million, A18-49: 1.8/ 5
9:30 p.m. – Viewers: 3.60 million, A18-49: 1.8/ 4
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
Overnights: Local metered-market ratings service of Nielsen Station Index (NSI) in which household ratings and shares are provided to clients the morning following the day or evening of telecast.
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast.
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