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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, November 17, 2006

CBS takes households, viewers and adults 18-49, with NBC remaining a close second. The CW once again beat Fox.

CBS finished in first place for the evening in households with a 6.8/12 HH rating, second in viewers (10.44M) and second in adults 18-49, delivering a 2.9/9 rating in that demo.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 7.4/13 HH rating [#1]
    • 11.45M viewers [#1]
    • 3.1/10 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 PM, “Ghost Whisperer”, (6.4/11 HH rating, 10.13M viewers, 3.2/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.2/12 to 7.2/13 to 6.4/11
      • Viewers – 11.14M to 11.35M to 10.13M
      • A18-49 – 3.6/11 to 3.4/11 to 3.2/10
  • 9:00 PM, “Close to Home” (7.1/12 HH rating, 10.63M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.6/13 to 7.5/13 to 7.1/12
      • Viewers – 11.61M to 11.33M to 10.63M
      • A18-49 – 3.0/9 to 2.8/9 to 2.6/8
  • 10:00 PM, “Numb3rs” (7.0/12 HH rating, 10.56M viewers, 2.9/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.2/12 to 7.7/14 to 7.0/12
      • Viewers – 11.12M to 11.66M to 10.56M
      • A18-49 – 3.3/10 to 3.0/10 to 2.9/9

NBC followed in a very close second place in households with a 6.7/12 HH rating , first in viewers (10.52M) and first in adults 18-49 delivering a 3.0/9 rating in that demo.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 6.1/11 HH rating [#2]
    • 9.24M viewers [#2]
    • 2.9/9 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 PM, “1 vs. 100″ was replaced by an episode of “Deal or No Deal” (7.9/14 HH rating, 12.68M viewers, 3.4/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week time-slot numbers (“Deal or No Deal”):
      • Households – 6.4/11 to 7.9/14
      • Viewers – 9.88M to 12.68M
      • A18-49 – 2.8/10 to 3.4/11
  • 9:00 PM, “Las Vegas” (5.9/10 HH rating, 9.09M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.8/10 to 5.5/9 to 5.9/10
      • Viewers – 8.95M to 8.35M to 9.09M
      • A18-49 – 2.8/9 to 2.9/9 to 2.7/8
  • 10:00 PM, “Law & Order” (6.4/11 HH rating, 10.52M viewers, 3.0/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.1/13 to 6.6/12 to 6.4/11
      • Viewers – 10.71M to 9.50M to 10.52M
      • A18-49 – 3.1/9 to 3.0/10 to 3.0/9

ABC finished in third with a better than average 5.1/9 HH rating (7.53M viewers) and a 2.4/7 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 4.2/7 HH rating [#3]
    • 6.06M viewers [#3]
    • 1.9/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 PM, a repeat of “Grey’s Anatomy” (3.9/6 HH rating, 5.82M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 3.8/6 to 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 5.96M to 5.50M to 5.82M
      • A18-49 – 2.1/7 to 1.8/6 to 1.8/6
  • 9:00 PM, “20/20″ (5.0/9 HH rating, 7.49M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week time-slot numbers (“Men In Trees”):
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 5.0/9
      • Viewers – 6.35M to 7.49M
      • A18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.3/7
  • 10:00 PM, “Barbara Walters: 30 Mistakes in 30 Years, Part 2″ (6.4/11 HH rating, 9.26M viewers, 2.9/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week time-slot numbers (“20/20″):
      • Households – 4.5/8 to 6.4/11
      • Viewers – 6.34M to 9.26M
      • A18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.9/9

The CW followed in fourth place with a 2.7/5 HH rating (4.39M viewers), and fifth in adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating in that demo.

  • Last Week’s Number’s:
    • 2.7/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.34M viewers [#4]
    • 1.4/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, “WWE Smackdown” (2.7/5 HH rating, 4.39M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 2.7/5 to 2.7/5
      • Viewers – 4.80M to 4.34M to 4.39M
      • A18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.4/4 to 1.4/4

FOX finished in fifth for the evening with a 2.4/4 HH rating (3.59M viewers) and fourth in adults 18-49 delivering a 1.5/4 rating in that demo.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 2.2/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.20M viewers [#5]
    • 1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • PM to 10:00 PM,”Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy” (2.4/4 HH rating, 3.59M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating).

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