It was a night of repeats last night for CBS last night which generally means bottom slot of the ratings. Fortunately for the Chenbot network, the BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS sucked so hard or the FOX network, that CBS still managed the number three slot of the night with a solid 3.4/8 pulled in by the TWO AND A HALF MEN rerun and an even higher 3.7/9 yanked in by CSI:SUCKTOWN. NBC took the night with ease thanks to DEAL OR NO DEAL & HEROES which both pulled the number one post in their respective slots.
For complete listing of last night Nielsen ratings (18 – 49), stick around after the jump . . .
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.