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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, November 30, 2006

ABC dominates, easily winning the evening in all the main categories. “Men In Trees” performs solidly, and “Scrubs” matches its season 5 premiere numbers. “Grey’s Anatomy” towers over the rest of the nights line-up as the most watched show of the evening in all categories, including A18-49.


ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 10.8/17 HH rating (16.49M viewers), and a 5.9/15 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 7.1/13 HH rating [#2]
    • 12.10M viewers [#2]
    • 4.7/13 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 PM: “Ugly Betty” (9.1/14 HH rating, 13.33M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.9/14 to 5.3/11 to 9.1/14
      • Viewers – 12.96M to 8.73M to 13.33M
      • A18-49 – 3.9/11 to 2.9/9 to 4.1/11
  • 9:00 PM: “Grey’s Anatomy” (15.4/24 HH rating, 24.27M viewers, 9.6/23 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – to 13.6/20 to 10.5/19 to 15.4/24
      • Viewers – 20.96M to 18.51M to 24.27M
      • A18-49 – 8.8/21 to 7.6/20 to 9.6/23
  • 10:00 PM: the time-slot premiere of “Men In Trees” (8.0/13 HH rating, 11.85M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating).

CBS followed in second with an 8.6/13 HH rating (13.93M viewers) but was third in adults 18-49 (4.4/11 rating).

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 8.2/15 HH rating [#1]
    • 14.05M viewers [#1]
    • 4.2/12 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 PM: “Survivor: Cook Islands” (9.2/15 HH rating, 15.54M viewers, 5.3/14 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.2/15 to 7.0/14 to 9.2/15
      • Viewers – 15.47M to 12.70M to 15.54M
      • A18-49 – 5.4/15 to 4.3/13 to 5.3/14
  • 9:00 PM: CBS aired a repeat of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (9.9/15 HH rating, 15.88M viewers, 5.0/12 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 PM: CBS aired a repeat of “Shark” (6.8/11 HH rating, 10.36M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating).

NBC finished in third place with a 6.5/10 HH rating (10.41M viewers), and was second in A18-49 (4.7/12 rating).

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 6.9/13 HH rating [#3]
    • 12.03M viewers [#3]
    • 4.0/11 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM: “My Name Is Earl” (6.2/10 HH rating, 10.03M viewers, 4.3/12 A18-49 rating) and “The Office” (5.8/9 HH rating, 9.70M viewers, 4.6/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (“My Name Is Earl”):
      • Households – 5.8/9 to 5.7/9 to 6.2./10
      • Viewers – 9.57M to 9.12M to 10.03M
      • A18-49 – 4.1/11 to 3.7/11 to 4.3/12
    • Week-to-week numbers (“The Office”):
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 5.0/8 to 5.8/9
      • Viewers – 8.87M to 8.43M to 9.70M
      • A18-49 – 4.2/10 to 3.7/10 to 4.6/11
  • 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM: “Scrubs” (4.9/7 HH rating, 8.45M viewers, 3.9/11 A18-49 rating) and “30 Rock” (4.0/6 HH rating, 6.56M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Season Premiere Comparison (“Scrubs”):
      • Households -
      • Viewers – 7.83M to
      • A18-49 –
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (“30 Rock”):
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 8.87M to 8.05M
      • A18-49 – 4.2/10 to 3.7/10
  • 10:00 PM: “E.R.” (9.1/15 HH rating, 13.86M viewers, 6.0/16 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.3/14 to 7.9/15 to 9.1/15
      • Viewers – 12.41M to 12.98M to 13.86M
      • A18-49 – 5.5/15 to 5.0/14 to 6.0/16

FOX followed in fourth for the evening with a 2.7/4 HH rating (4.21M viewers) and a 1.8/4 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 4.5/8 HH rating [#4]
    • 7.46M viewers [#4]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM: Fox aired two episodes of “‘Til Death” (3.0/5 HH rating, 4.78M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.7/4 to 3.0/5 to 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 4.42M to 4.56M to 4.78M
      • A18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.9/5 to 2.0/5
  • 9:00 PM: “The O.C.” (2.4/4 HH rating, 3.65M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.4/4 to 2.5/4 to 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.71M to 3.78M to 3.65M
      • A18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.7/4 to 1.6/4

The CW finished in fifth place with a 1.8/3 HH rating (2.87M viewers), and a 1.1/3 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 0.9/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.71M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 PM: a repeat of “Smallville” (2.0/3 HH rating, 3.13M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 PM: a repeat of “Supernatural” (1.7/3 HH rating, 2.62M viewers, 1.0/2 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