James Hibberd reports that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles dropped to 3.0 million viewers and a 1.0/4 (rating/share) in the 18-49 demographic.  Despite whipping the fandoms into a frenzy earlier this week when he gushed over TSCC‘s  DVR numbers, Hibberd is now pronouncing TSCC dead himself.

Dollhouse dropped yet again as well, last night it drew 3.5 million and a 1.5/5.  Only a miracle is going to save Dollhouse, but a slightly lesser miracle is necessary than with TSCC, as Dollhouse’s 18-49 numbers are 50% better than TSCC‘s.

I’ll update this post with all the Friday night broadcast shows when I see the data. (update: I’ve updated with some of the additional data below).

Full details:

coming soon, sooner or later  (looks like later, but have posted an incomplete table below):

Time Net Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share
8:00 CBS Ghost Whisperer 11.1 2.6/9
ABC Wife Swap 4.2 1.3/5
NBC Howie Do It 4.12 1.1/4
FOX Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2.96 1.0/4
CW America’s Next Top Model (R) 8p-10p(?) 1.76 0.7/2
8:30 NBC Howie Do It (R) 4.09 1.2/4
9:00 CBS Flashpoint 9.8 2.0/6
ABC 20/20 (9pm-11p) 8.4 2.0/6
NBC Friday Night Lights 3.8 1.2/4
FOX Dollhouse 3.55 1.5/5
10:00 CBS Numb3rs 10.0 2.3/7
NBC Dateline 4.8 1.3/4

Shows are sorted by viewers in each time slot.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source Marc Berman/Mediaweek.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.)

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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