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Broadcast TV Ratings for the Week of 11/20 to 11/26

CBS takes top honors in households and viewers, while ABC wins again among the advertiser coveted adults 18-49 crowd.


CBS was first for the week in households (7.7/13 rating, 8.52 million) and total viewers (4.3/11 rating, 12.22 million) and third in Adults 18-49 (3.3/9 rating, 4.34M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (November 21 – November 27, 2005):
    • 8.9/15 household rating, 9.83 million households – (#1)
    • 5.1/13 viewer rating, 14.27 million total viewers – (#1)
    • 4.1/11 A18-49 rating – 5.32M – (#1)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 8.4/13 household rating, 9.33 million households – (#1)
    • 4.6/12 viewer rating, 13.07 million total viewers – (#1)
    • 3.9/11 A18-49 rating – 5.15M – (#2)
  • Top program
    • “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
      • 9.9/18 HH Rating, 11.018M households – (#8)
      • 6.1 Viewer Rating, 17.170M viewers – (#4)
      • 5.2 A18-49 rating, 6.772M – (#7)

ABC was second for the week in households (6.6/11 rating, 7.32 million) and total viewers (3.7/10 rating, 10.62 million) and first in Adults 18-49 (3.9/11 rating, 5.05M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (November 21 – November 27, 2005):
    • 7.1/11 household rating, 7.79 million households – (#2)
    • 4.1/10 viewer rating, 11.41 million total viewers – (#2)
    • 4.3/12 A18-49 rating – 5.60M – (#1)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 7.7/12 household rating, 8.63 million households – (#2)
    • 4.2/11 viewer rating, 11.95 million total viewers – (#2)
    • 4.2/11 A18-49 rating – 5.46M – (#1)
  • Top Program
    • “Desperate Housewives”
      • 13.5/20 HH Rating, 15.022M households – (#1)
      • 7.6 Viewer Rating, 21.431M viewers – (#1)
      • 8.5 A18-49 rating, 11.051M – (#1)

NBC was third for the week in households (6.2/10 rating, 6.86 million) total viewers (3.4/9 rating, 9.74M), and fourth in Adults 18-49 (3.3/9 rating, 4.25M ).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (November 21 – November 27, 2005):
    • 5.8/10 household rating, 6.40 millio households – (#3)
    • 3.3/8 viewer rating, 9.17 million total viewers – (#3)
    • 3.1/8 A18-49 rating – 3.98M – (#3)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 6.7/11 household rating, 7.43 million households – (#3)
    • 3.6/9 viewer rating, 10.34 million total viewers – (#3)
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating – 4.93M – (#3)
  • Top Program
    • “Deal or No Deal-Monday”
      • 10.5/16 HH Rating, 11.652M households – (#5)
      • 6.0 Viewer Rating, 16.965M viewers – (#6)
      • 5.0 A18-49 rating, 6.507M – (#9)
        • “Heroes” was NBCs highest rated program in adults 18-49, delivering a 6.9 rating; 9.010M demo viewers (#3).

FOX was fourth for the week in households (5.1/8 rating, 5.71 million) and total viewers (2.9/7 rating, 8.35 million) but was second in Adults 18-49 (3.3/9 rating, 4.37M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (November 21 – November 27, 2005):
    • 5.5/9 household rating, 6.04 million households – (#4)
    • 3.2/8 viewer rating, 9.02 million viewers – (#4)
    • 3.6/10 A18-49 rating – 4.67M – (#4)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 5.3/9 household rating, 5.92 million households – (#4)
    • 2.9/7 viewer rating, 8.23 million viewers – (#4)
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating – 3.85M – (#4)
  • Top program
    • “House”
      • 9.3/14 HH Rating, 10.321M households – (#13)
      • 5.4 Viewer Rating, 15.204M viewers – (#11)
      • 6.4 A18-49 rating, 8.143M – (#4)

The CW was fifth for the week in households (2.0/3 rating, 2.23 million) total viewers (1.1/3 rating, 3.13 million) and fifth in Adults 18-49 (1.3/3 rating, 1.63M ).

  • Last Year’s Numbers for The WB (November 21 – November 27, 2005):
    • 2.2/3 household rating, 2.37 million households – (#6)
    • 1.2/3 viewer rating, 3.31 million total viewers – (#5)
    • 1.3/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.72M – (#5)
  • Last Year’s Numbers for UPN (November 21 – November 27, 2005):
    • 2.2/4 household rating, 2.40 million households – (#5)
    • 1.2/3 viewer rating, 3.27 million total viewers – (#6)
    • 1.3/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.68M – (#6)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 2.3/4 household rating, 2.52 million households – (#5)
    • 1.2/3 viewer rating, 3.50 million total viewers – (#5)
    • 1.5/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.93M – (#5)
  • Top Program
    • “7th Heaven”
      • 1.5 viewer rating, 4.220M viewers – (#74)

Top 10 broadcast TV shows for the week of 11/20/2006 to 11/26/2006 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