|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||3.0/9||2.9/8||2.5/7||1.5/4||1.4/4||1.3/4|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-34||2.2/7||2.8/9||1.5/5||1.6/5||1.5/5||1.1/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||9.037||7.250||9.677||3.698||3.280||4.431|
With 3 of the 5 broadcast networks airing their regular fall lineups there were ups and downs. NBC can be cheered by the premiere of , but the return of Parks & Recreation and The were both well down from last season's premieres, while Jay Leno slipped from Wednesday's results. On Fox, opened up over its premiere last season, a rare result, but was down. CBS's : Samoa premiere was down sharply.
On the CW,was down from its premiere last week 24% to a 1.6 for adults 18-49 (from a 2.1), and 26% to a 1.7 rating for adults 18-34 (from a 2.3). That's quite a drop in blood pressure. fell 14% to a 1.2 rating for adults 18-49 (from a 1.4), and 13% to a 1.3 rating for adults 18-34 (from a 1.5).
after House (9/9/08) 3.2/9, 9.047 million. Not a bad result in its new timeslot.opened up 3% with a 3.0 rating for adults 18-49 vs. last season's (9/10/08) 2.9/9, 8.908 million. Any increase in broadcast television is a rare event. was down 9% to a 2.9 rating for adults 18-49 vs. last season's 2 hour premiere
: Samoa opened down 22% to a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating vs. last season's Gabon premiere (9/25/08) 4.5/11, 12.914 million.
NBC's The started off down 18% with a 4.0 18-49 rating vs. (9/25/08) 4.9/11, 9.195 million. Parks & Recreation fared even worse, down 30% to a 2.1 18-49 rating vs. last season's (4/9/09) 3.0/9, 6.77 million. The bright spot for the night was which held 93% of 's 18-49 audience to premiere with a 3.7 rating. The Jay Leno Show fell to a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, down from the fast affiliate 3.0 18-49 rating on Wednesday.
Hourly show results below:
(A18-49 rating, viewers)
FOX: (3.0, 10.097 million)
NBC: Weekend Update (2.0, 5.7 million)
ABC: ’s (R) (1.2, 4.309 million )
CW: (1.6, 3.8 million)
NBC: Parks & Recreation (2.1, 5 million)
FOX: (2.9, 7.978 million)
CBS: (R) (2.0, 8.8 million )
ABC: ’s (R) (1.7, 5.55 million)
CW: (1.2, 2.800 million)
NBC:(3.7, 7.680 million)
NBC: The Jay Leno Show (2.7, 8.524 million)
CBS: The (R) (1.9, 8.745 million )
ABC: (R) (1.0, 3.43 million )
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