20/20 hit a season high with adults 18-49 and had its best 18-34 demo numbers in three years as an ABC News 20/20 featuring an exclusive interview with music superstar Rihanna by Diane Sawyer, revealing publicly for the first time what happened last February with singer and ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. 8.2 million watched and the show had a 2.7/9 rating/share with adults 18-49. It had a 2.3/9 with adults 18-34, 20/20’s best since 12/1/06.
FOX reruns continued to outperform the original schedule of Brothers, Til Death and Dollhouse which averaged a .8 adults 18-49 rating in their last outing. Last night FOX averaged a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating between 8pm-10pm so the House and Bones reruns are still doing about 50 percent better.
I’m still waiting for the full details, sorry, but I do know Smallville had 2.76 million viewers and a 1.2/4 rating/share with adults 18-49. Here are some more details via our friends at the CW:
Smallville won the 8-9pm hour among adults 18-34 (1.3/4), men 18-34 (1.5/7) and men 18-49 (1.5/5-tie).
Smallville again climbed to a new season high in adults 18-34 (1.3/5), adults 18-49 (1.2/4), men 18-49 (1.5/5) and total viewers (2.76mil). This also marks our best performance here in these demos in over a year (Sept. 08).
Smallville was up vs last week by 8% in adults 18-34, 7% in men 18-34, 9% in adults 18-49, 15% in men 18-49, and 14% in total viewers.
At 8pm, Ghost Whisperer and Law & Order tied with a 1.8/6 rating share with adults 18-49. At 9pm another Law & Order edged out Medium (1.9 vs. 1.8). Probably a little fist-pumping going on at NBC, but so far, no press release. At 10pm ABC (see above) easily led Numb3rs on CBS (1.8/6).
TV by the Numbers
You go, Law & Order. Keep reaching for that 21st season. It'll happen.