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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, November 29, 2006

CBS takes the final Wednesday of November sweeps with an easy win over its competition in all major categories. “Criminal Minds” was the nights highest rated show in households and viewers, while “CSI: NY” took top honors in adults 18-49. The CWs lineup performs very strongly.

CBS finished in first place with a 9.5/15 HH rating (14.83M viewers), and a 4.4/12 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 8.6/13 HH rating [#1]
    • 13.83M viewers [#1]
    • 3.6/11 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 PM: “Jericho” (6.4/10 HH rating, 10.35M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating).

    • Week-to-week numbers:

      • Households – 5.8/9 to 6.2/11 to 6.4/10
      • Viewers – 9.41M to 9.75M to 10.35M
      • A18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.5/8 to 3.1/9
  • 9:00 PM: “Criminal Minds” (11.4/18 HH rating, 17.95M viewers, 5.0/13 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:

      • Households – 10.4/16 to 10.3/18 to 11.4/18
      • Viewers – 16.56M to 16.56M to 17.95M
      • A18-49 – 4.9/13 to 4.3/12 to 5.0/13
  • 10:00 PM: “CSI: NY” (10.5/18 HH rating, 16.18M viewers, 5.1/14 A18-49 rating).

    • Week-to-week numbers:

      • Households – 11.2/17 to 9.4/17 to 10.5/18
      • Viewers – 15.99M to 15.17M to 16.18M
      • A18-49 – 5.1/14 to 4.2/12 to 5.1/14

NBC followed in second place with a 5.9/9 HH rating (8.86M viewers), and a 3.1/8 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 3.7/6 HH rating [#3]
    • 5.66M viewers [#4]
    • 2.0/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 PM: “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (6.2/10 HH rating, 9.40M viewers, 2.6/11 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 PM: “The Biggest Loser” (6.0/9 HH rating, 9.19M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Finals – November 15, 2006):
      • Households – 3.9/6 to 6.0/9
      • Viewers – 6.37M to 9.19M
      • A18-49 – 2.8/7 to 3.6/9
  • 10:00 PM: “Medium” (5.6/9 HH rating, 7.99M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating).

    • Week-to-week numbers:

      • Households – 6.2/10 to 4.8/9 to 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 9.43M to 7.41M to 7.99M
      • A18-49 – 3.7/10 to 2.5/8 to 3.0/8

FOX finished in third for the evening with a 4.8/7 HH rating (7.47M viewers) and a 2.7/7 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 3.6/6 HH rating [#4]
    • 6.42M viewers [#4]
    • 2.2/7 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 PM: “Bones” (5.5/9 HH rating, 8.87M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49)
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Finals – November 15, 2006):
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 5.5/9
      • Viewers – 7.83M to 8.87M
      • A18-49 – 2.9/8 to 3.2/9
  • 9:00 PM: Fox aired a repeat of “Bones” (4.1/6 HH rating, 6.06M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49)

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.6/7 HH rating (6.49M viewers) and was tied for fourth in adults 18-49 (2.3/6 rating).

  • Last Week’s Numbers:

    • 3.8/7 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.67M viewers [#3]
    • 1.8/5 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 PM, “Show Me the Money” (5.3/8 HH rating, 7.67M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 7.78M to 7.67M
      • A18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.2/6
  • 9:00 PM, “Day Break” (3.4/5 HH rating, 4.75M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating).

    • Week-to-week numbers:

      • Households – 7.1/11 to 3.4/6 to 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 10.54M to 5.12M to 4.75M
      • A18-49 – 3.7/9 to 1.9/5 to 1.8/5
  • 10:00 PM, “20/20″ (5.1/9 HH rating, 7.05M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week time slot numbers (“The Nine”):
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 5.1/9
      • Viewers – 4.10M to 7.05M
      • A18-49 – 1.5/4 to 2.8/8

The CW finished in fifth for the evening delivering a 3.3/5 HH rating (4.99M viewers) and tied for fourth in adults 18-49 (2.3/6 rating).

  • Last Week’s Number’s:

    • 2.3/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.29M viewers [#5]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 PM, “America’s Next Top Model” (4.0/7 HH rating, 5.76M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating).

    • Week-to-week numbers:

      • Households – 3.1/5 to 2.7/5 to 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 4.67M to 4.05M to 5.76M
      • A18-49 – 2.2/6 to 1.9/6 to 2.8/8
  • 9:00 PM, “One Tree Hill” (2.7/4 HH rating, 4.21M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating).

    • Week-to-week numbers:

      • Households – 2.2/3 to 1.9/3 to 2.7/4
      • Viewers – 3.25M to 2.53M to 4.21M
      • A18-49 – 1.3/3 to 1.0/3 to 1.8/5

The ratings for all the programs that aired last night are viewable below in chart form (click to enlarge).

ratingschart11-29-06.jpg

 

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