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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, December 10, 2006

NBC takes the evening in households, viewers and adults 18-49 with one of their best “Sunday Night Football” presentations of the year.


NBC finished in first place with a 10.0/16 HH rating (15.48M viewers) and a 6.2/15 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 8.1/12 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.78M viewers [#3]
    • 4.2/10 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 7:00 PM “Football Night In America” (5.5/9 HH rating, xM viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating).
  • 8:15 PM, “NBC Sunday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints” (11.5/18 HH rating, 18.59M viewers, 7.5/17 A18-49 rating) according to preliminary ratings numbers.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.7/13 to 11.5/18
      • Viewers – 13.03M to 18.59M
      • A18-49 – 4.8/12 to 7.5/17

CBS followed in second with a 9.3/14 HH rating (14.48M) but was a third in adults 18-49 (4.0/10 rating).

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 8.3/13 HH rating [#1]
    • 12.87M viewers [#1]
    • 3.4/8 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • Note: NFL ran about 25 minutes into the CBS line-up, because of this, I will update the CBS portion when Finals are released.
  • 7:00 PM, “NFL Overrun” (x/x HH rating, xM viewers, x/x A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Fast Nationals from 11/5/2006):
      • Households – 10.8/16 to x
      • Viewers – 17.95M to xM
      • A18-49 – 5.2/12 to x
  • 7:30 PM, “60 Minutes” (x/x HH rating, xM viewers, x/x A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.3/13 to x
      • Viewers – 12.47M to xM
      • A18-49 – 2.5/7 to x
  • 8:30 PM, “The Amazing Race 10″ (x/x HH rating, xM viewers, x/x A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.6/10 to x
      • Viewers – 10.71M to x
      • A18-49 – 3.5/8 to x
  • 9:30 PM, “Cold Case” (x/x HH rating, xM viewers, x A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.1/14 to x
      • Viewers – 14.19M to xM
      • A18-49 – 3.9/9 to x
  • 10:30 PM, “Without a Trace” (x/x HH rating, xM viewers, x A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.4/16 to x
      • Viewers – 14.19M to xM
      • A18-49 – 3.9/10 to x

ABC finished in third for the evening with a 7.5/12 HH rating (12.26M viewers) and but was second in adults 18-49 (4.3/11).

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 6.4/10 HH rating [#4]
    • 10.14M viewers [#4]
    • 3.5/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 7:00 PM, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (5.7/10 HH rating, 9.99M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/26/2006):
      • Households – 6.4/10 to 5.7/10
      • Viewers – 11.09M to 9.99M
      • A18-49 – 3.2/8 to 2.8/8
  • 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, a special two-hour edition of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (8.5/13 HH rating, 14.29M viewers, 5.3/12 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/26/2006):
      • Households – 8.5/13 to 8.5/13
      • Viewers – 14.65M to 14.29M
      • A18-49 – 5.2/12 to 5.3/12
  • 10:00 PM, “Brothers & Sisters” (7.2/12 HH rating, 10.47M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/19/2006):
      • Households – 8.7/15 to 7.2/12
      • Viewers – 13.04M to 10.47M
      • A18-49 – 5.4/14 to 4.0/10

FOX followed in fourth for the evening with a 4.0/6 HH rating (6.58M viewers) and a 3.1/8 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 7.7/11 HH rating [#3]
    • 12.00M viewers [#2]
    • 5.1/12 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM, “American Dad (R)” (2.8/5 HH rating, 4.50M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating) and “The Simpsons (R)” (3.3/5 HH rating, 5.36M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating).
  • 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM, “The Simpsons” (4.9/8 HH rating, 8.29M viewers, 4.1/10 A18-49 rating) and “American Dad” (4.3/6 HH rating, 7.13M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (“The Simpsons”-11/26/2006):
      • Households – 6.7/10 to 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 10.93M to 8.29M
      • A18-49 – 5.0/12 to 4.1/10
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (“American Dad”-11/26/2006):
      • Households - 5.6/8 to 4.3/6
      • Viewers – 8.76M to 7.13M
      • A18-49 – 4.0/9 to 3.3/8
  • 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM, “Family Guy (R)” (4.5/7 HH rating, 7.52M viewers, 3.6/8 A18-49 rating) and “Family Guy (R)” (4.2/6 HH rating, 6.70M viewers, 3.3/7 A18-49 rating).

The CW finished in fifth place with a 2.3/3 HH rating (3.30M viewers), and a 1.4/4 A18-49 rating.

  • Last Week’s Number’s:
    • 2.0/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.08M viewers [#5]
    • 1.2/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM, The CW aired a repeat of “Reba” (2.0/3 HH rating, 2.96M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating) followed by a new episode of “Reba”(2.6/4 HH rating, 3.93M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week Numbers (7:30 PM of “Reba”):
      • Households – 2.2/3 to 2.6/4
      • Viewers – 3.34M to 3.93M
      • A18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.4/4
  • 8:00 PM, “7th Heaven” (3.0/5 HH rating, 4.39M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week Numbers:
      • Households – 2.8/4 to 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 4.25M to 4.39M
      • A18-49 – 1.7/4 to 1.5/4
  • 9:00 PM, a repeat of “America’s Next Top Model” (1.5/2 HH rating, 2.07M 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

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