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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, November 13, 2006

CBS holds off NBC for the win on the evening in households and viewers, while the strength of “Heroes” powers NBC to another win in adults 18-49.


CBS finished in first for the evening with a 9.1/14 HH rating (13.81M viewers) and second in adults 18-49 delivering a 4.6/12 rating in that demo.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 8.0/12 HH rating [#2]
    • 12.54M viewers [#2]
    • 4.3/11 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • At 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM, “How I Met Your Mother” (6.1/9 HH rating, 9.47M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating) and “The Class” (5.5/8 HH rating, 8.52M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating) showed nice gains from last week in all three main categories, but numbers are still down from the comparable frame last season.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.4/8 to 6.1/9
      • Viewers -8.43M to 9.47M
      • A18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.4/9
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.9/7 to 5.5/8
      • Viewers – 7.70M to 8.52M
      • A18-49 – 2.9/7 to 3.0/8
  • At 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM, “Two and a Half Men” (10.2/15 HH rating, 15.95M viewers, 4.9/12 A18-49 rating) and “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (8.1/12 HH rating, 12.05M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating) also increased from last week, and at a rather substantial rate.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.2/13 to 10.2/15
      • Viewers – 14.54M to 15.95M
      • A18-49 – 4.7/11 to 4.9/12
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.4/11 to 8.1/12
      • Viewers – 11.60M to 12.05M
      • A18-49 – 3.7/9 to 3.8/9
  • At 10:00 PM, “CSI: Miami” (12.2/20 HH rating, 18.44M viewers, 6.2/16 A18-49 rating) continued the trend for CBS on the evening, increasing its audience down the line from its ratings last week. ‘Miami’ was the highest rated show for the evening in households and viewers and was second in adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.6/17 to 12.2/20
      • Viewers – 16.50M to 18.44M
      • A18-49 – 5.6/14 to 6.2/16

NBC finished in second place with an 8.2/13 HH rating (13.59M viewers), but was first in adults 18-49 delivering a 5.1/13 rating in that demo.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 7.4/11 HH rating [#3]
    • 12.21M viewers [#3]
    • 4.8/12 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • At 8:00 PM, “Deal or No Deal” (11.0/17 HH rating, 17.97M viewers, 5.5/14 A18-49 rating) won the hour for NBC with its great growth from last week in all key categories.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.0/13 to 11.0/17
      • Viewers – 14.51M to 17.97M
      • A18-49 – 4.4/11 to 5.5/14
  • At 9:00 PM, “Heroes” (8.8/13 HH rating, 15.01M viewers, 6.5/16 A18-49 rating) continues to impress, hitting a season high in viewers as it creeped over 15M. It was the highest rated program for the evening in the key adults 18-49 demo.
    • Week-to-Week Numbers:
      • Households – 8.4/12 to 8.8/13
      • Viewers – 14.33M to 15.01M
      • A18-49 – 6.6/16 to 6.5/16
  • At 10:00 PM, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (5.0/8 HH rating, 7.79M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating) didn’t impress, but stayed pretty much even with its numbers from last week.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.3/9 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 7.78M to 7.79M
      • A18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.2/8

Fox finished in third for the evening delivering a 5.8/9 HH rating (9.19M viewers) and a 3.5/9 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 4.4/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 7.22M viewers [#4]
    • 2.7/6 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • At 8:00 PM, “Prison Break” (5.9/9 HH rating, 9.15M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating) staying with the trend of improved ratings on the evening as a whole, “Prison Break” showed good gains week-to-week.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.1/8 to 5.9/9
      • Viewers – 8.63M to 9.15M
      • A18-49 – 3.5/9 to 3.8/10
  • At 9:00 PM, a repeat for “House” (5.8/9 HH rating, 9.23M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating) greatly improved the numbers of its former time slot occupant “Justice” and amazingly increased its viewers from a new “Prison Break” which preceded it.
    • Week-to-week numbers (“Justice”):
      • Households – 3.8/6 to 5.8/9
      • Viewers – 5.81M to 9.23M
      • A18-49 – 1.8/4 to 3.3/8

ABC followed in fourth place with a 4.9/8 HH rating (7.04M viewers) and a 2.8/7 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 9.9/15 HH rating [#1]
    • 15.89M viewers [#1]
    • 5.4/13 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • At 8:00 PM, “Wife Swap” (4.7/7 HH rating, 6.76M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating) increased from the last newly aired episode in all three main categories.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (October 30, 2006 – Finals):
      • Households – 4.1/6 to 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 6.07M to 6.76M
      • A18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.6/7
  • At 9:00 PM, “The Bachelor: Rome” (6.1/9 HH rating, 8.77M viewers, 3.4/8 A18-49 rating) also increased its audience from the last newly aired episode and showed good gains from its lead-in of 30% in households, 30% in viewers and 31% in adults 18-49.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (October 30, 2006 – Finals):
      • Households – 5.4/8 to 6.1/9
      • Viewers – 7.77M to 8.77M
      • A18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.4/8
  • At 10:00 PM, “What About Brian” (4.1/7 HH rating, 5.59M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating) broke the trend for ABC, however, as it sunk to season lows in all three main categories and had trouble holding on to its lead-in, doing worst in viewers where it dipped 36% from ‘Bachelor’.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (October 30, 2006 – Finals):
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 6.08M to 5.59M
      • A18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.5/6

 

The CW finished in fifth for the evening delivering a 1.9/3 HH rating (2.94M viewers) and a 1.2/3 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Number’s:
    • 2.1/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.09M viewers [#5]
    • 1.4/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • At 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM, “Everybody Hates Chris” (2.0/3 HH rating, 3.20M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating) and “All of Us” (1.9/3 HH rating, 3.13M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating) stayed fairly consistent from the week before.
    • Week-to-Week Numbers (“Everybody Hates Chris”):
      • Households – 2.4/4 to 2.0/3
      • Viewers – 3.50M to 3.20M
      • A18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.2/3
    • Week-to-Week Numbers (“All of Us”):
      • Households – 2.0/3 to 1.9/3
      • Viewers – 3.05M to 3.13M
      • A18-49 – 1.3/3 to 1.3/3
  • At 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM, “Girlfriends” (2.0/3 HH rating, 3.00M viewers, 1.4/3 A18-49 rating) and “The Game” (1.6/2 HH rating, 2.43M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating) was a mixed bag with “Girlfriends” increasing slightly from last week and increasing upon its lead-in while “The Game” dipped to season low levels and retention was low out of “Girlfriends”.
    • Week-to-week numbers (“Girlfriends”):
      • Households – 2.0/3 to 2.0/3
      • Viewers – 2.95M to 3.00M
      • A18-49 – 1.4/3 to 1.4/3
    • Week-to-week numbers (“The Game”):
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.6/2
      • Viewers – 2.87M to 2.43M
      • A18-49 – 1.3/3 to 1.1/3

The ratings for all the programs that aired last night are viewable below in chart form (click to enlarge).

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Note: Fast Nationals are used when comparing week-to-week numbers, while Final Nationals are used when comparing year-to-year/episode-to-episode numbers, unless otherwise specified.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research