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Broadcast TV Ratings for the Week of 12/11 to 12/17

Another week, another win for the dominant CBS. “NCIS” was the week’s top rated show in households and viewers, while “House” took the top spot among adults 18-49.


CBS was first for the week in households (7.7/13 rating, 8.54 million) and total viewers (4.3/11 rating, 12.27 million) as well as in adults 18-49 (3.7/10 rating, 4.84 million).

  • Last Year (December 12 – December 18, 2005):
    • 7.9/13 household rating, 8.72 million households – [#1]
    • 4.4/11 person 2+ rating, 12.24 million total viewers – [#1]
    • 3.7/10 A18-49 rating – 4.82 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Last Week:
    • 7.5/12 household rating, 8.30 million households – [#1]
    • 4.1/11 person 2+ rating, 11.73 million total viewers – [#1]
    • 3.5/10 A18-49 rating – 4.61 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Top program
    • “NCIS”
      • 10.9/17 HH Rating, 12.103M households – [#1]
      • 6.1 P2+ Rating, 17.393M viewers – [#1]
      • 4.2 A18-49 Rating, 5.287M demo viewers – [#17]
        • The finale of “Survivor: Cook Islands” was the networks top rated program in adults 18-49 (5.7 A18-49 rating, 7.438M demo viewers – [#3])

NBC was second for the week in households (5.9/10 rating, 6.59 million) and total viewers (3.2/9 rating, 9.10 million), and second in adults 18-49 (3.2/9 rating, 4.18 million).

  • Last Year (December 12 – December 18, 2005):
    • 5.6/9 household rating, 6.17 million households – [#3]
    • 3.0/8 person 2+ rating, 8.32 million total viewers – [#3]
    • 2.8/8 A18-49 rating – 3.62 million demo viewers – [#4]
  • Last Week:
    • 6.6/11 household rating, 7.35 million households – [#2]
    • 3.6/9 person 2+ rating, 10.24 million total viewers – [#2]
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating – 4.98 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Top Program
    • “Deal or No Deal-MON”
      • 10.3/16 HH Rating, 11.435M households – [#4]
      • 5.9 P2+ Rating, 16.701M viewers – [#2]
      • 4.6 A18-49 Rating, 5.946M demo viewers – [#12]
        • The “NBC Sunday Night Football” between the Chiefs and Chargers was the networks highest rated program in this key demo (5.8 A18-49 rating, 7.545M demo viewers – [#2])

ABC was third for the week in households (4.7/8 rating, 5.19 million) fourth in total viewers (2.6/7 rating, 7.23 million) and fourth in adults 18-49 (2.5/7 rating, 3.21 million).

  • Last Year (December 12 – December 18, 2005):
    • 5.7/9 household rating, 6.26 million households – [#2]
    • 3.1/8 person 2+ rating, 8.66 million total viewers – [#2]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating – 3.79 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 5.3/9 household rating, 5.94 million households – [#3]
    • 2.9/8 person 2+ rating, 8.36 million total viewers – [#3]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating – 3.77 million demo viewers – [#3]
  • Top Program
    • A special presentation of the “Wonderful World of Disney: Santa Clause 2”
      • 7.6/12 HH Rating, 8.467M households – [#17]
      • 4.8 P2+ Rating, 13.674M viewers – [#14]
      • 4.6 A18-49 Rating, 6.018M demo viewers – [#12]

FOX was fourth for the week in households (4.6/8 rating, 5.17 million) third in total viewers (2.6/7 rating, 7.35 million) and third in adults 18-49 (2.9/8 rating, 3.80 million).

  • Last Year (December 12 – December 18, 2005):
    • 4.3/7 household rating, 4.73 million households – [#4]
    • 2.4/6 person 2+ rating, 6.74 million viewers – [#4]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating – 3.75 million demo viewers – [#3]
  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/6 household rating, 4.38 million households – [#4]
    • 2.1/5 person 2+ rating, 6.06 million viewers – [#4]
    • 2.4/7 A18-49 rating – 3.15 million demo viewers – [#4]
  • Top program
    • “House”
      • 9.8/15 HH Rating, 10.943M households – [#8]
      • 5.7 P2+ Rating, 16.125M viewers – [#4]
      • 6.5 A18-49 Rating, 8.454M demo viewers- [#2]

The CW was fifth for the week in households (1.7/3 rating, 1.85 million) total viewers (0.9/2 rating, 2.52 million) and fifth in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 rating, 1.29 million).

  • Last Year — The WB (December 12 – December 18, 2005):
    • 2.2/4 household rating, 2.44 million households – [#6]
    • 1.2/3 person 2+ rating, 3.43 million total viewers – [#6]
    • 1.4/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.80 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Last Year — UPN (December 12 – December 18, 2005):
    • 2.3/4 household rating, 2.57 million households – [#5]
    • 1.2/3 person 2+ rating, 3.49 million total viewers – [#5)
    • 1.4/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.78 million demo viewers – [#6]
  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/4 household rating, 2.66 million households – [#5]
    • 1.3/3 person 2+ rating, 3.60 million total viewers – [#5]
    • 1.4/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.89 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Top Program
    • “Friday Night Smackdown”
      • 2.6/5 HH rating, 2.911M households [#86]
      • 2.2 P2+ rating, 4.502M viewers – [#78]
      • 1.6 A18-49 rating

Top 10 broadcast TV shows for the week of 12/11/2006 to 12/17/2006 in terms of viewers and A18-49 (click to enlarge)

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Adults 18-49

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Source: Final Numbers data from Nielsen Media Research

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