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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, November 16, 2006

CBS takes households and viewers on the night as “CSI” passes ‘Grey’s’ in households and viewers. CBS and ABC tie in adults 18-49. “CSI” was the nights highest rated program in households and viewers while “Grey’s Anatomy was the nights highest rated program in adults 18-49.


CBS finished in first for the evening with an 11.3/18 HH rating (18.21M viewers) and tied for first in adults 18-49, delivering a 5.9/15 rating in that demo.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 10.2/16 HH rating [#1]
    • 16.23M viewers [#1]
    • 5.2/14 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 PM, “Survivor: Cook Islands”, (9.2/15 HH rating, 15.47M viewers, 5.4/15 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.1/14 to 9.2/15
      • Viewers – 14.64M to 15.47M
      • A18-49 – 4.9/13 to 5.4/15
  • 9:00 PM, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (14.7/22 HH rating, 23.83M viewers, 7.9/19 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 12.4/19 to 14.7/22
      • Viewers – 20.47M to 23.83M
      • A18-49 – 6.8/17 to 7.9/19
  • 10:00 PM, “Shark” (10.0/17 HH rating, 15.31M viewers, 4.4/12 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.1/15 to 10.5/17
      • Viewers – 13.60M to 15.31M
      • A18-49 – 3.9/11 to 4.4/12

ABC followed in second for the evening with a 10.5/16 HH rating (15.67M viewers) and tied for first in adults 18-49, delivering a 5.9/15 rating in that demo.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 9.5/15 HH rating [#2]
    • 14.14M viewers [#2]
    • 5.5/14 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 PM, “Ugly Betty” (8.9/14 HH rating, 12.96M viewers, 3.9/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.7/14 to 8.9/14
      • Viewers – 12.87M to 12.96M
      • A18-49 – 4.1/11 to 3.9/11
  • 9:00 PM, “Grey’s Anatomy” (13.6/20 HH rating, 20.96M viewers, 8.8/21 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 13.5/20 to 13.6/20
      • Viewers – 20.57M to 20.96M
      • A18-49 – 8.5/21 to 8.8/21
  • 10:00 PM, the “Barbara Walters Special: 30 Mistakes in 30 Years, Part 1″ (8.9/15 HH rating, 13.08M viewers, 4.9/13 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week time slot numbers (“Desperate Housewives” repeat):
      • Households – 6.4/11 to 8.9/15
      • Viewers – 8.99M to 13.08M
      • A18-49 – 3.7/10 to 4.9/13

NBC finished in third place with a 5.9/9 HH rating (9.15M viewers), and a 4.2/11 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 7.3/11 HH rating [#3]
    • 11.50M viewers [#3]
    • 4.5/12 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, expanded editions of “My Name Is Earl” & “The Office” and the time-period premiere of “30 Rock” (4.7/7 HH rating, 7.59M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating).
  • At 10:00 PM, “E.R.” (8.3/14 HH rating, 14.47M viewers, 5.5/15 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.4/16 to 8.3/14
      • Viewers – 14.47M to 12.41M
      • A18-49 – 5.8/16 to 5.5/15

FOX followed in fourth for the evening with a 2.7/4 HH rating (4.17M viewers) and a 1.7/4 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 2.6/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 4.19M viewers [#5]
    • 1.7/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM, two episodes of “‘Til Death” (3.0/5 HH rating, 4.56M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.7/4 to 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 4.42M to 4.56M
      • A18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.9/5
  • 9:00 PM, “The OC” (2.5/4 HH rating, 3.78M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.3/3 to 2.4/4 to 2.5/4
      • Viewers – 3.38M to 3.71M to 3.78M
      • A18-49 – 1.5/3 to 1.5/4 to 1.7/4

The CW finished in fourth place with a 2.5/4 HH rating (3.98M viewers), and a 1.4/4 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 2.5/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 4.15M viewers [#5]
    • 1.6/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 PM, “Smallville” (2.9/5 HH rating, 4.76M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.7/4 to 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.47M to 4.76M
      • A18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.0/5
  • 9:00 PM, “Supernatural” (2.2/3 HH rating, 3.20M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 2.2/3
      • Viewers – 3.15M to 3.20M
      • A18-49 – 1.4/3 to 1.3/3

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