It’s another Thursday of ratings. FOX comes in first with So You Think You Can Dance having 4.4/12. FOX also had Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader coming in second with 3.4/11. Not far behind in third was CBS’s Shark having 2.4/7. FOX has been very impressive with their numbers. I guess the audience is fanatical over people being humiliated.
For the complete ratings from last night and who won the night (in key demos), stick around after the jump. . .
Nielsen Fast Nationals
From Thursday, May 31, 2007
* Signifies repeat
Who Won The Night
How do I read these ratings?
A Nielsen rating may look like this:
8pm – NBC – TVgasm The TV Show – 10.0/18
Focus on the 10.0/18. The RATING, 10.0, on the left represents the actual number of households that watched a show. One rating point equals 1,102,000 households. The SHARE, 18, on the right represents the show’s proportion of the total households watching television at that time.
For example, TVgasms TV Show has a 10 rating/18 share. That means 11,020,000 households are tuned in to the show and 18% of all the households with a TV turned on are watching that show.
Ratings and Share are customarily broken down for various DEMOs — a demographic grouping of viewers, like 18-49 adults or 2-12 children or 18-34 women, etc. Advertisers, and therefore networks, covet the 18-49 adult demo, and so tend to concentrate on that number.