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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, December 10, 2007

Another routine Monday night goes to CBS, as the network finishes in first place across the board thanks to new episodes of How I Met Your Mother and CSI: Miami.

A special two-hour edition of Deal or No Deal though keeps NBC in the hunt in second place.

My full analysis of the nights ratings follows after the jump.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.1/11 household rating/share, 10.34 million viewers and a 3.5/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/9 HH rating [#1]
    • 9.39M viewers [#1]
    • 3.0/7 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: A new episode of How I Met Your Mother (5.5/9 HH rating/share, 8.45M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by a repeat of The Big Bang Theory (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.53M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).  Good news for How I Met Your Mother is that it held firm from its last newly aired episode posting slight gains (+540,000 or +7% among viewers, +10% among households and +3% among adults 18-49).  It was also the time period leader among adults 18-49.  Also worth noting is the solid repeat performance given by The Big Bang Theory.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 26, 2007 – How I Met Your Mother):
      • Households – 5.0/7 to 5.5/9
      • Viewers – 7.91M to 8.45M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.3/9
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of Two and a Half Men (7.4/11 HH rating/share, 11.70M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by a repeat of Rules of Engagement (6.2/9 HH rating/share, 9.61M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: Miami (9.3/15 HH rating/share, 14.09M viewers, 3.9/11 A18-49 rating/share) continues to falter without an original lead-in.  The series posted weekly losses of 1.49 million or 9% viewers, 10% among households and 15% among adults 18-49.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 26, 2007):
      • Households – 10.2/17 to 9.3/15
      • Viewers – 15.58M to 14.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.6/12 to 3.9/11

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.6/10 household rating/share, 9.13 million viewers and a 2.8/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.3/8 HH rating [#2]
    • 8.69M viewers [#2]
    • 3.6/9 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A two-hour edition of Deal or No Deal (8.0/12 HH rating/share, 11.89M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share) easily earned marks as the nights most-watched program.  In addition, it quite convincingly improved upon last week’s airing of Chuck (+3.48 million or +57% among viewers and +41% among households).  Still though, its worth noting that dramatically improved audience number didn’t create a better A18-49 figure.
    • Last week’s numbers (Chuck):
      • Households – 5.1/8
      • Viewers – 8.41M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8
    • Last week’s numbers (Heroes – season finale):
      • Households – 6.5/9
      • Viewers – 11.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/11
  • 10:00 p.m.: Nearing the end of its road, Journeyman (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.56M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share) faltered among adults 18-49 without the benefit of a Heroes lead-in.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 26, 2007 – Journeyman):
      • Households – 3.7/6 to 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 6.05M to 5.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 1.8/5
    • Last week’s numbers (Life):
      • Households – 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 6.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6

Fox finished in third place for the evening with a 4.3/6 household rating/share and 6.37 million viewers, but had to settle for fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.5/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 6.57M viewers [#4]
    • 2.1/5 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of House (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 7.62M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: That was followed by a new episode of K-Ville (3.5/5 HH rating/share, 5.13M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share) which continues to perform very weakly.  I commend Fox for sticking with the show, but it’s obvious it’s not going to last more than this season.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.4/5 to 3.5/5
      • Viewers – 4.82M to 5.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/3 to 1.5/4

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.0/6 household rating/share and 6.22 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.6/7 HH rating [#3]
    • 7.02M viewers [#3]
    • 2.6/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00: A repeat of I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 7.81M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (A Charlie Brown Christmas-REPEAT):
      • Households – 5.0/7
      • Viewers – 8.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Who would have thought that Samantha Who? (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.72M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share) was so heavily dependent on its ‘Dancing With the Stars’ lead-in? It really seemed as if this was a show that would make it on its own, but it hasn’t and continues to perform very poorly.  Leading out of ‘Who’ was a new episode of also-struggling Notes from the Underbelly (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.56M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).  ‘Notes’ was off by 440,000 or 9% among viewers, 9% among households and 9% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers (Samantha Who?):
      • Households – 4.7/7 to 4.4/7
      • Viewers – 7.16M to 6.72M
      • Adults 18-49 -2.9/6 to 2.8/7
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/5 to 3.2/5
      • Viewers – 5.00M to 4.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5 to 2.0/5
  • 10:00 p.m.: Considering its weak lead-in support, it should be positively noted that October Road (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 5.19M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share) October Road is holding steady, and posted slight gains among audience from the week prior (+250,000 or 5% among viewers and +9% among households).  However, that’s really all the praise that can, and should, be leveled towards it, as these are very weak numbers for a first-run program on one of the big 4 nets.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/6 to 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 4.94M to 5.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5 to 2.2/6

The CW was left for a fifth place finish with a 1.4/2 household rating/share, 2.09 million viewers and a 0.9/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.2/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.77M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.09M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by Aliens in America (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.84M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share) and both shows, especially Aliens in America are struggling heavily.  ‘Aliens’ remained steady from its last newly aired episode, but given its already low numbers, that’s not necessarily a good thing.  Everybody Hates Chris meanwhile was off by 170,000 or 8% among viewers and 12.5% among households.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 26, 2007 – Everybody Hates Chris):
      • Households – 1.6/2 to 1.4/2
      • Viewers – 2.26M to 2.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/2 to 0.9/2
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 26, 2007 – Aliens in America):
      • Households – 1.2/2 to 1.2/2
      • Viewers – 1.88M to 1.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.7/2
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Also returning from hiatus were new episodes of Girlfriends (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.05M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share) and The Game (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.40M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).  Like their lead-ins, both shows posted episode-to-episode declines.  Girlfriends was off by 230,000 or 10% among viewers, 12.5% among households and 10% among adults 18-49.  Meanwhile, despite being the networks top-rated show for the evening (and on a consistent basis), The Game was off the most significantly (-400,000 or -14% among viewers, -11% among households and -14% among adults 18-49).  Yeah, not good for The CW.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 26, 2007 – Girlfriends):
      • Households – 1.6/2 to 1.4/2
      • Viewers – 2.28M to 2.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/2 to 0.9/2
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 26, 2007 – The Game):
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.80M to 2.40M
      • 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 “Heroes” will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, December 17, 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