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Remembering as always that these numbers are very preliminary (and also not nearly as much fun since they lack total viewers and demos) here are some early metered market numbers from Thursday night.
Update 9:00 AM PDT:'s had 18.3 million viewers and crushed in the demos with a 7.4/18 among 18-49 year old and nearly an 8.0/21 among 18-34 year olds. The had 9.20 million and a 4.5/10 with 18-49s and a 6.1/15 with 18-34s. Not shabby at all up aganst 's (but again, no new for either to compete with). definitely had a tough time between 8p-10p, see Bill's post sometime soon. was still strong with 18-49s (4.5/12ish) but as typical less so with 18-34s (2.7/8). ER's premiere drew 7.9 million and a 3.3/8 among 18-49s and a 3.0/6 among 18-34s. Not shabby demo numbers for the start of its final season.
If those numbers hold up, it would be down a bit from the two hour season finale (which scored an 11.8/19 and 18.09 million viewers in the final numbers last May ) and down even more from its premiere last September when it pulled a 13.2/20 and 20.9 million in the final numbers. And then, it was airing against a new , last night was a repeat. The two hour finale in May also didn’t run against a fresh either though.’s had an 11.0/17 (household /share) for its two hour premiere.
Last year in the final numbers, China debuted to a 9.0/15. But both the or the ’s premieres last year seemed to only be one hour.is experiencing attrition as well, but the old girl is long in tooth and still had a 7.5/12 from 8pm-10pm.
My Name is Earl pulled in a Knight Rider-esque 4.3/7 and Therose to a 5.8/9 in a one hour premiere from 9p-10pm and the tale for The will be in how it does in the 18-49 and 18-34 demos – which we imagine will be good. We won’t see that data for at least another hour (it’s 7:25am PDT as I write this).
Gordon Ramsay seems to have finally had a bad night as two episodes of Meanwhile on the CW, had a 2.8/4 and a 2.5/4. Last week in these same preliminary metered market numbers, had a 2.9/5 and a 2.7/4, so it looks like both mostly held up versus increased competition.only drew a 3.2/5 between 8pm-10pm.