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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, November 19, 2006

In a competive night overall, CBS comes away with the win in households and viewers, while ABC comes away with a strong win in adults 18-49. The CW gets a boost from the return of “Reba” and a better than average “7th Heaven”.

CBS finished in first for the evening with a 10.3/16 HH rating (16.29M) but was second in adults 18-49 with a 4.6/11 rating in that demo.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 9.1/14 HH rating [#3]
    • 14.23M viewers [#3]
    • 3.6/9 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • Note: NFL Overrun ran into 22 minutes of CBSs programming, so ratings estimates will not be as accurate.
  • 7:00 PM, “60 Minutes” (11.5/18 HH rating, 18.30M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.3/16 to 10.8/17 to 11.5/18
      • Viewers – 15.31M to 16.17M to 18.30M
      • A18-49 – 3.7/10 to 3.2/9 to 4.4/11
  • 8:00 PM, “The Amazing Race 10” (7.9/12 HH rating, 11.50M viewers, 3.9/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.1/10 to 6.8/10 to 7.9/12
      • Viewers – 11.38M to 11.12M to 11.50M
      • A18-49 – 3.8/8 to 3.4/8 to 3.9/9
  • 9:00 PM, “Cold Case” (9.4/15 HH rating, 14.60M viewers, 4.0/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.0/14 to 9.2/14 to 9.4/15
      • Viewers – 13.96M to 14.69M to 14.60M
      • A18-49 – 3.7/8 to 3.7/8 to 4.0/9
  • 10:00 PM, “Without a Trace” (9.2/16 HH rating, 14.20M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.6/14 to 9.7/16 to 9.2/16
      • Viewers – 13.02M to 14.95M to 14.20
      • A18-49 – 3.9/10 to 4.1/10 to 4.1/11

ABC followed in second for the evening with a 9.4/14 HH rating, but was first in viewers (15.25M), and second in adults 18-49 with a 5.7/14 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 9.3/14 HH rating [#2]
    • 15.08M viewers [#1]
    • 5.7/14 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 7:00 PM, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (6.3/10 HH rating, 10.76M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/11 to 5.7/9 to 6.3/10
      • Viewers – 10.75M to 9.99M to 10.76M
      • A18-49 – 2.9/9 to 3.1/8 to 3.1/8
  • 8:00 PM, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (9.0/13 HH rating, 15.39M viewers, 5.4/13 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.9/13 to 8.7/13 to 9.0/13
      • Viewers – 15.31M to 15.04M to 15.39M
      • A18-49 – 5.4/13 to 5.4/13 to 5.4/13
  • 9:00 PM, “Desperate Housewives” (13.6/20 HH rating 21.65M viewers, 8.6/19 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 14.2/21 to 14.0/20 to 13.6/20
      • Viewers – 22.54M to 22.20M to 21.65M
      • A18-49 – 9.0/20 to 9.0/20 to 8.6/19
  • 10:00 PM, “Brothers & Sisters” (8.9/15 HH rating, 13.21M viewers, 5.5/14 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.2/15 to 8.8/14 to 8.9/15
      • Viewers – 13.73M to 13.10M to 13.21M
      • A18-49 – 5.5/14 to 5.2/13 to 5.5/14

NBC finished in third place with a 7.8/12 HH rating (11.63M viewers), and a 4.5/11 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 9.6/15 HH rating [#1]
    • 15.03M viewers [#2]
    • 5.8/14 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 7:00 PM “Football Night In America” (6.0/9 HH rating, 8.47M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating).
  • 8:30 PM, “NBC Sunday Night Football: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos” (8.1/13 HH rating, 12.68M viewers, 4.8/12 A18-49 rating) according to preliminary ratings numbers.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 12.8/19 to 11.4/17 to 8.1/13
      • Viewers – 19.9M to 17.32M to 12.68M
      • A18-49 – 7.8/18 to 6.9/16 to 4.8/12

FOX followed in fourth for the evening with a weaker than usual 4.2/6 HH rating (7.14M viewers) and was third in adults 18-49 with a 3.4/8 rating in that demo.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 6.5/10 HH rating [#4]
    • 10.64M viewers [#4]
    • 4.6/11 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Fox aired repeats of “American Dad” (2.4/4 HH rating, 3.75M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating) and “The Simpsons” (3.3/5 HH rating, 5.73M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating).
  • 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM, Fox aired new episodes of “The Simpsons” (5.2/8 HH rating, 9.31M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating) and “American Dad” (4.2/7 HH rating, 8.25M viewers, 3.9/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (“The Simpsons”):
      • Households – 6.0/9 to 6.7/10 to 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 10.43M to 11.43M to 9.31M
      • A18-49 – 4.9/12 to 5.2/13 to 4.4/11
    • Week-to-week numbers (“American Dad”):
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 5.1/7 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 7.77M to 8.51M to 8.25M
      • A18-49 – 3.7/8 to 3.9/9 to 3.9/9
  • 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM, more new episodes of returning shows “Family Guy” (5.5/8 HH rating, 9.26M viewers, 4.6/10 A18-49 rating) and “The War at Home” (4.1/6 HH rating, 6.55M viewers, 3.2/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (“Family Guy”):
      • Households – 5.0/7 to 5.6/8 to 5.5/8
      • Viewers – 8.46M to 9.03M to 9.26M
      • A18-49 – 4.0/9 to 4.3/9 to 4.6/10
    • Week-to-week numbers (“The War at Home”):
      • Households – 3.9/6 to 3.9/6 to 4.1/6
      • Viewers – 6.23M to 5.99M to 6.55M
      • A18-49 – 3.0/7 to 2.8/6 to 3.2/7

The CW finished in fifth place with a better than average 2.3/4 HH rating (3.43M viewers), and a 1.3/3 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Number’s:
    • 1.7/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.41M viewers [#5]
    • 1.0/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM, The CW aired two episodes of the returning “Reba” (2.5/4 HH rating, 3.88M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating).
  • 8:00 PM, “7th Heaven” (3.1/5 HH rating, 4.54M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating) seems to have found some of its lost audience, staying steady from last week.
    • Week-to-week Numbers:
      • Households – 2.6/4 to 2.6/4 to 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 3.82M to 3.61M to 4.54M
      • A18-49 – 1.4/3 to 1.4/3 to 1.7/4
  • 9:00 PM, a repeat of “America’s Next Top Model” (1.4/2 HH rating, 1.96M viewers, 0.9/2 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