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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Thanks to a special two-hour edition of Deal or No Deal (the nights most-watched program), NBC came away with a rare Wednesday night victory among households and viewers.

ABC though was able to place first on the evening among adults 18-49, with the return of Private Practice, which was the nights most-watched program in the important A18-49 demographic.

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 6.5/11 household rating/share and 10.20 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 2.7/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 4.7/7 [#3]
    • Viewers – 7.08M [#3]
    • A18-49 – 2.1/5 [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m: A two-hour edition of Deal or No Deal (7.3/12 HH rating/share, 11.48M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Christmas at Rockefeller Center):
      • Households – 5.9/9
      • Viewers – 8.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5
    • Last week’s numbers (Bionic Woman):
      • Households – 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 5.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5
  • 10:00 p.m: Life (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.64M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Monday, December 3):
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 6.48M to 7.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.5/7
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 6.28M to 7.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.5/7

CBS followed tied for second place for the evening with a 5.8/9 household rating/share, alone in second among viewers with 8.96 million and in third place among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 7.9/12 [#1]
    • Viewers – 12.53M [#1]
    • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9 [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The penultimate episode of Kid Nation (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.20M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.4/7 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 7.12M to 7.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5 to 2.2/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Criminal Minds (6.1/10 HH rating/share, 9.37M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Criminal Minds):
      • Households – 10.0/15
      • Viewers – 16.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/11
  • 10:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a repeat of CSI: NY (6.9/12 HH rating/share, 10.32M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (CSI: NY):
      • Households – 9.2/15
      • Viewers – 14.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/11

ABC finished tied for second place for the evening with a 5.8/9 household rating/share, was third among viewers with 8.90 million, but managed a strong first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.2/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 7.1/11 [#2]
    • Viewers – 12.41M [#2]
    • A18-49 – 4.5/11 [#1]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: A repeat of Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town (5.5/9 HH rating/share, 9.44M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Shrek the Halls):
      • Households – 10.7/17
      • Viewers – 20.83M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.1/19
    • Last week’s numbers (How the Grinch Stole Christmas-REPEAT):
      • Households – 9.2/14
      • Viewers – 18.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.8/17
  • 9:00 p.m.: Private Practice (7.0/11 HH rating/share, 10.36M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 21):
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 7.0/11
      • Viewers – 8.54M to 10.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 3.8/10
    • Last week’s numbers (Pushing Daisies):
      • Households – 6.0/9
      • Viewers – 9.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Dirty Sexy Money (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 6.91M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10:02 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 7.04M to 6.91M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.4/7

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.5/5 household rating/share, 5.33 million viewers and a 2.2/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 4.0/6 [#4]
    • Viewers – 6.51M [#4]
    • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of Back to You (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.56M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share) and ‘Til Death (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.12M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (8:00 p.m. – ‘Til Death):
      • Households – 3.5/5
      • Viewers – 5.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6
    • Last week’s numbers (8:30 p.m. – ‘Til Death):
      • Households – 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 6.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a repeat of Kitchen Nightmares (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.33M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Kitchen Nightmares):
      • Households – 4.3/7
      • Viewers – 7.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.3/4 household rating/share, 3.55 million viewers and a 1.7/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 2.7/4 [#5]
    • Viewers – 4.01M [#5]
    • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.62M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.3/5 to 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 5.04M to 4.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.3/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Returning from hiatus was Gossip Girl (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.49M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (November 14):
      • Households – 2.0/3 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.93M to 2.49M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/3 to 1.2/3
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 “Deal or No Deal” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, December 12, 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