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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, December 2, 2007

ABC got a great performance out of its heavily promoted episode of Desperate Housewives, which was the nights most most-watched program, and won the evening.

CBS, NBC and Fox however remained competitive, keeping the overall numbers very close.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with an 8.6/13 household rating/share, 13.91 million and a 4.9/12 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.6/10 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 10.65M Viewers [#4]
    • 4.2/10 A18-49 Rating [#t2]
  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 7.89M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (October 28 – America’s Funniest Home Videos):
      • Households – 5.4/9 to 4.6/7
      • Viewers – 9.02M to 7.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.3/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition):
      • Households – 6.1/9
      • Viewers – 10.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (8.4/12 HH rating/share, 14.48M viewers, 4.9/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.5/13 to 8.4/12
      • Viewers – 15.03M to 14.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/11 to 4.9/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (12.7/18 HH rating/share, 20.59M viewers, 7.7/17 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.5/17 to 12.7/18
      • Viewers – 18.64M to 20.59M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.0/15 to 7.7/17
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (8.5/14 HH rating/share, 12.66M viewers, 4.8/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10:02 p.m.):
      • Households – 8.3/13 to 8.5/14
      • Viewers – 12.25M to 12.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/11 to 4.8/12

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.7/12 household rating/share and 12.04 million viewers, but was well back in fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 2.7/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week
    • 9.8/15 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 15.39M Viewers [#2]
    • 4.3/10 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (9.2/14 HH rating/share, 14.05M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (7:56 p.m.):
      • Households – 10.5/16 to 9.2/14
      • Viewers – 16.13M to 14.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/9 to 2.9/8
    • Last week’s numbers (fast nationals – NFL Overrun):
      • Households – 13.5/21
      • Viewers – 21.59M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.5/17
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Amazing Race 12 (6.8/10 HH rating/share, 11.19M viewers, 3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:56 p.m.):
      • Households – 7.2/10 to 6.8/10
      • Viewers – 11.80M to 11.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/8 to 3.4/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: The original Hallmark movie Pictures of Hollis Woods (7.4/12 HH rating/share, 11.45M viewers, 2.2/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (9:56 p.m. – Cold Case):
      • Households – 8.4/13
      • Viewers – 12.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8
    • Last week’s numbers (10:56 p.m. – Shark):
      • Households – 6.9/13
      • Viewers – 10.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 7.0/11 household rating/share, 10.90 million viewers and a 4.1/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.6/15 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 16.78M Viewers [#1]
    • 6.5/15 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 p.m.: Football Night in America (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 5.74M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fast nationals):
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 7.22M to 5.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.1/5
  • Keep in mind that ratings for live sporting events often change significantly when the finals are released. Expect the same to be true (with numbers likely increasing) when the finals for this telecast are released.
  • 8:00 p.m.: The remaining minutes of Football Night in America and the Pre-Game and beginning of NBC Sunday Night Football (6.4/10 HH rating/share, 10.41M viewers, 2.8/9 A18-49 rating/share)
  • 8:30 (8:15) p.m.: NBC Sunday Night Football: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (8.4/13 HH rating/share, 13.06M viewers, 5.1/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:23-11:34 p.m. – NBC Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots):
      • Households – 13.4/21 to 8.4/13
      • Viewers – 21.81M to 13.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.6/20 to 5.1/11

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 6.5/10 household rating/share and 10.37 million viewers, but managed a strong second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.3/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.0/11 HH Rating/Share [#t2]
    • 11.61M Viewers [#2]
    • 5.3/13 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: An NFL Overrun (12.0/19 HH rating/share, 19.25M viewers, 7.0/19 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by The OT (8.3/13 HH rating/share, 13.03M viewers, 5.0/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 18 – NFL Overrun):
      • Households – 15.0/28 to 12.0/19
      • Viewers – 23.85M to 19.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.9/28 to 7.0/19
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 18 – The OT):
      • Households – 7.3/12 to 8.3/13
      • Viewers – 11.22M to 13.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/13 to 5.0/13
    • Last week’s numbers (7:00 p.m. – King of the Hill):
      • Households – 2.7/4
      • Viewers – 3.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: BCS Selection Special (6.9/10 HH rating/share, 10.80M viewers, 4.3/10 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by a repeat of The Simpsons (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.55M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (8:00 p.m. – The Simpsons):
      • Households – 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 9.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/10
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of Family Guy (4.3/6 HH rating/share, 7.04M viewers, 3.5/8 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by a new episode of American Dad (3.7/5 HH rating/share, 5.67M viewers, 2.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (November 18 – American Dad):
      • Households – 4.8/7 to 3.7/5
      • Viewers – 8.12M to 5.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/9 to 2.8/6
    • Last week’s numbers (9:00 p.m. – Family Guy):
      • Households – 5.6/8
      • Viewers – 9.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/10

The CW was left then in fifth place with a 0.8/1 household rating/share, 1.15 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.0/2 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.32M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: CW Now (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 958,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by a repeat of Aliens in America (0.6/1 HH rating/share, 880,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (CW Now):
      • Households – 0.6/1 to 0.7/1
      • Viewers – 0.75M to 0.96M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1 to 0.3/1
  • 8:00 p.m.: Life is Wild (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.25 million viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 18):
      • Households – 1.0/2 to 0.9/1
      • Viewers – 1.37M to 1.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1 to 0.4/1
  • 9:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a repeat of America’s Next Top Model (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.28 million viewers, 0.6/1 A18-49 rating/share).
GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonights episode of “Desperate Housewives” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, December 9, 2007.

Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research and PIFeedback