ABC's Lost was scheduled to run from 9:00-10:02pm Eastern, and V from 10:02-11:00pm. There is a greater than usual likelihood that Lost (up) and V (down) will have their ratings adjusted in the final ratings available later today.
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||5.7/15||3.0/8||3.0/8||2.9/8||1.7/4||0.6/2|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||4.9/14||2.4/7||2.2/7||2.1/6||1.9/6||0.8/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||14.948||9.773||7.595||14.321||3.767||1.282|
With ratings little changed from last Tuesday overall, and again easily won the primetime ratings competition.
Fox's saw a tenth of a point decrease to a 6.6 adults 18-49 , and was even vs. last week with a 4.8 rating.
On the season,is down 8% in adults 18-49 ratings, a bit less than it declined last season.
NBC'sfell 9% to a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, while was even with a 2.6 rating.
CBS slipped the most overall on the night.tumbled nearly 16% to a 3.2 rating vs. last week. : LA fell 6% to a 3.1 rating, and The fell 8% to a 2.3 rating.
ABC'sresults show was even vs. last week with a 2.5 rating, while Lost was up a tenth to a 4.1 rating. The season finale of V finished down 4% vs. last week with a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.
The season finale of 90210 jumped 0.3 points vs. last week in the CW target women 18-34 demo with a 1.5 rating.
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
- "Thewith Jay Leno" (3.0/7 in metered-market households) out-rated CBS's " with David Letterman" (2.6/6) and ABC's combination of " (2.7/6) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.4/4 with an encore telecast) in Nielsen's 56 metered markets.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Thewith Jay Leno,” 1.1/5; " ," 0.9/3; " ," 0.9/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore telecast.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Latewith Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late " (0.5/3).
- At 1:35 a.m., "with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
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