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Broadcast TV Ratings for the Week of 11/6 to 11/12

CBS comes away again with the win in households and viewers, while ABC takes the adults 18-49 crown. ABC owns the top rated shows in households (“Dancing With the Stars”), viewers and adults 18-49 (“Desperate Housewives”).


CBS was first for the week in households (8.1/13 rating, 9.04 million) and total viewers (4.5/11 rating, 12.73 million) and third in Adults 18-49 (3.7/10 rating, 4.84M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (November 7 – November 13, 2005):
    • 9.3/15 household rating, 10.26 million households – (#1)
    • 5.2/13 viewer rating, 14.54 million total viewers – (#1)
    • 4.4/12 A18-49 rating – 5.77M – (#1)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 8.2/13 household rating, 9.19 million households – (#1)
    • 4.5/12 viewer rating, 12.80 million total viewers – (#1)
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating – 4.99M – (#3)
  • Top program
    • “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
      • 12.6/19 HH Rating, 14.025M households – (#5)
      • 7.3 Viewer Rating, 20.832M viewers – (#3)
      • 6.9 A18-49 rating, 9.043M – (#5)

ABC was second for the week in households (8.0/13 rating, 8.88 million) and total viewers (4.4/11 rating, 12.44 million) and first in Adults 18-49 (4.2/11 rating, 5.53M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (November 7 – November 13, 2005):
    • 7.3/12 household rating, 8.06 million households – (#2)
    • 4.1/10 viewer rating, 11.40 million total viewers – (#2)
    • 4.3/11 A18-49 rating – 5.62M – (#2)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 7.4/12 household rating, 8.25 million households – (#2)
    • 4.0/10 viewer rating, 11.36 million total viewers – (#2)
    • 3.9/11 A18-49 rating – 5.13M – (#2)
  • Top Program
    • “Desperate Housewives”
      • 13.9/20 HH Rating, 15.522M households – (#2)
      • 7.9 Viewer Rating, 22.274M viewers – (#1)
      • 9.1 A18-49 rating, 11.902M – (#1)

NBC was third for the week in households (6.6/10 rating, 7.33 million) total viewers (3.6/9 rating, 10.25M), and second in Adults 18-49 (3.8/10 rating, 4.91M ).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (November 7 – November 13, 2005):
    • 5.9/9 household rating, 6.53 million households – (#3)
    • 3.2/8 viewer rating, 8.91 million total viewers – (#3)
    • 3.2/8 A18-49 rating – 4.14M – (#4)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 7.0/11 household rating, 7.81 million households – (#3)
    • 3.9/10 viewer rating, 10.93 million total viewers – (#3)
    • 4.0/11 A18-49 rating – 5.22M – (#1)
  • Top Program
    • “NBC Sunday Night Football – x at x”
      • 12.4/19 HH Rating, 13.810M households – (#6)
      • 6.8 Viewer Rating, 19.385M viewers – (#6)
      • 7.5 A18-49 rating, 9.855M – (#3)

FOX was fourth for the week in households (5.4/9 rating, 6.05 million) and total viewers (3.0/8 rating, 8.38 million) and fourth in Adults 18-49 (3.0/8 rating, 3.87M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (November 7 – November 13, 2005):
    • 4.7/7 household rating, 5.16 million households – (#4)
    • 2.7/7 viewer rating, 7.53 million viewers – (#4)
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating – 4.23M – (#3)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 4.0/6 household rating, 4.46 million households – (#4)
    • 2.2/6 viewer rating, 6.26 million viewers – (#4)
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 rating – 3.36M – (#4)
  • Top program
    • “House”
      • 9.7/14 HH Rating, 10.826M households – (#15)
      • 5.7 Viewer Rating, 16.110M viewers – (#13)
      • 6.8 A18-49 rating, 8.934M – (#6)
        • Up 11% in households, 14% in viewers and 17% in adults 18-49 from the week prior.

The CW was fifth for the week in households (2.2/3 rating, 2.49 million) total viewers (1.2/3 rating, 3.47 million) and fifth in Adults 18-49 (1.5/4 rating, 1.92M ).

  • Last Year’s Numbers for The WB (November 7 – November 13, 2005):
    • 2.4/4 household rating, 2.62 million households – (#6)
    • 1.3/3 viewer rating, 3.63 million total viewers – (#6)
    • 1.4/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.80M – (#6)
  • Last Year’s Numbers for UPN (November 7 – November 13, 2005):
    • 2.5/4 household rating, 2.70 million households – (#5)
    • 1.3/3 viewer rating, 3.69 million total viewers – (#5)
    • 1.5/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.92M – (#6)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 2.1/3 household rating, 2.37 million households – (#5)
    • 1.2/3 viewer rating, 3.33 million total viewers – (#5)
    • 1.4/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.80M – (#5)
  • Top Program
    • “America’s Next Top Model”
      • 1.9 viewer rating, 5.368M viewers – (#76)

Top 10 broadcast TV shows for the week of 11/6/2006 to 11/12/2006 in terms of viewers and A18-49 (click to enlarge)

Total Viewers

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Adults 18-49

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Source: Final Numbers data from Nielsen Media Research