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TV Ratings: Numb3rs Counted For the Last Time?

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March 13th, 2010

Scoreboard CBS NBC ABC FOX CW
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.8/6 1.7/6 1.4/5 1.4/5 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 8.24 7.75 4.87 3.63 1.59

Details to come, but as usual, CBS won Friday night, though this was another Friday where no show made it to a 2.0 rating with adults 18-49.   The season, and likely series finale of Numb3rs was the night's most-watched program with 8.7 million viewers.  It's 1.8 rating with adults 18-49 won the hour, and trailed only Ghost Whisper's 1.9 rating for adults 18-49 for the night.  Ghost Whisperer had 7.84 million viewers.   Medium also had a 1.8 rating with the 18-49 crowd and 8.15 million viewers overall.

Miami Medical premieres at 10pm on CBS on April 2.  For the next two weeks March Madness will take over Friday with the NCAA men's college basketball tournament.

With a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating and 7.15 million viewers, Who Do You Think You Are? is performing nicely for NBC, especially for a Friday night.

Details (will be updated later)

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Shr Viewers (Millons)
8:00 CBS Ghost Whisperer 1.9/7 7.84
NBC Who Do You Think You Are 1.8/6 7.15
ABC Supernnany 1.4/5 4.86
FOX House (R) 1.0/3 3.10
CW America's Next Top Model (R) 8p-9:30p 0.7/2 1.76
9:00 CBS Medium 1.8/6 8.15
NBC Dateline 1.7/5 7.80
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.7/6 4.16
ABC Supernnany 1.2/4 4.17
CW High Society  (R) 0.4/1 1.07
10:00 CBS Numb3rs 1.8/6 8.74
NBC Dateline 1.8/6 8.29
ABC 20/20 1.7/5 5.58

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Ratings data via Marc Berman's PI forums.

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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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