Week 8 Ratings: TAR is back on its feet!!!
At 10 p.m., NBC was down to a 15.8/25, still a large advantage over the 6.4/10 for CBS' "Amazing Race 5." ABC was last with "In the Jury Room."
Adult 18-49: 4.4
TAR is back with its usual mid-6 point rating, which is great, especially going against the olympics. It improved nearly a rating point compared to last week (5.5/9). TAR was also the #2 highest rated program of the night (1st was NBC and the olympics with a 15.2/24, 3rd was Big Brother at 6.2/10).
Also, TAR was 2nd of the night in the Adult 18-49 category with a 4.4, improving 1/2 a rating point from last week's 3.9. (Yep, the olympics were first...again)
The share is low, but that is because alot of more people are watching TV than usual.
Total viewers coming soon.
So far the only shows ahead of it (excluding the olympics) are Everybody Loves Raymond with a 6.6, and CSI: Miami with a 6.9 (TAR beat 2 1/2 men :)).
NIELSEN CHANGE NEXT WEEK
Effective next Monday, Aug. 30, the total number of television households in the United States will be estimated at 109,600,000 -- up 1.2 million from the 2003-04 television season. Each rating point will now represent 1,096,000 television households.
This Nielsen rating will probably result in TARs viewership increasing, now that each Nielsen family represents more people (rating point the same, but the amount of viewers should increase).