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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, December 9, 2007

With the help of an NFL Overrun, CBS easily handedly takes the Sunday win, with an above average household, viewer and A18-49 delivery.

ABC was solid in second, getting a respectable outing from Oprah Winfrey Presents Mitch Albom’s For One More Day, while NBC gets a below-average performance out of the Steelers/Bengals Sunday Night Football telecast.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 8.9/14 household rating/share, 13.93 million viewers and a 4.1/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week
    • 7.7/12 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 12.04M Viewers [#2]
    • 2.7/6 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • 7:00 p.m.: NFL Overrun (14.8/24 HH rating/share, 24.20M viewers, 8.1/22 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:30 p.m.: 60 Minutes (10.3/16 HH rating/share, 15.92M viewers, 4.3/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.8/14 to 10.3/16
      • Viewers – 13.24M to 15.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 4.3/11
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Amazing Race 12 (7.5/11 HH rating/share, 11.87M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.7/10 to 7.5/11
      • Viewers – 11.26M to 11.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/8 to 3.8/9
  • 9:30 p.m.: Cold Case (7.5/12 HH rating/share, 11.22M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (9:56 – November 25):
      • Households – 8.4/13 to 7.5/12
      • Viewers – 12.98M to 11.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.0/7
  • Note: Because the final half-hour of Shark aired out of primetime, the following numbers are just for the first part of the show.  This post will be updated with the final numbers when they are released.
  • 10:30 p.m.: Shark (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 9.00M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episodes-to-episode numbers (10:56 p.m. – Shark):
      • Households – 6.9/13 to 6.2/10
      • Viewers – 10.08M to 9.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.2/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Hallmark Hall of Fame: Pictures of Hollis Woods):
      • Households – 7.4/11
      • Viewers – 11.35M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.4/11 household rating/share and 11.75 million, but fell to third place among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.6/13 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 13.91M Viewers [#1]
    • 4.9/12 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 9.14M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.5/7 to 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 7.77M to 9.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.6/7
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (7.7/12 HH rating/share, 12.78M viewers, 4.4/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.3/12 to 7.7/12
      • Viewers – 14.40M to 12.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.8/11 to 4.4/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s ‘For One More Day’ (8.3/13 HH rating/share, 12.54M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Desperate Housewives):
      • Households – 12.6/18
      • Viewers – 20.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.8/17
    • Last week’s numbers (Brothers and Sisters):
      • Households – 8.4/13
      • Viewers – 12.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/11

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.4/10 household rating/share and 9.88 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.8/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.0/11 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 10.90M Viewers [#3]
    • 4.1/10 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: Football Night in America (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.24M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (7:59):
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 4.25M to 6.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4 to 2.2/6
  • 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, 9.96M viewers, 3.9/9 A18-49 rating/share)
  • 8:30 (8:15) p.m.: NBC Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens (7.8/11 HH rating/share, 11.32M viewers, 4.5/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:30-11:24 p.m. – NBC Sunday Night Football: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers):
      • Households – 9.1/14 to 7.8/11
      • Viewers – 14.38M to 11.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.7/13 to 4.5/11

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.8/6 household rating/share, 6.24 million viewers and a 2.9/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.5/10 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 10.37M Viewers [#4]
    • 4.3/10 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of King of the Hill (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.50M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (NFL Overrun):
      • Households – 13.8/25
      • Viewers – 22.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.9/25
    • Last week’s numbers (fast nationals – 7:32 – The OT):
      • Households – 8.3/13
      • Viewers – 13.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/13
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: A repeat of The Simpsons (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.65M viewers, 3.5/8 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by a new episode of King of the Hill (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.54M viewers, 3.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 25 – 7:00 – King of the Hill):
      • Households – 2.7/4 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 3.99M to 6.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 3.1/7
    • Last week’s numbers (8:00 p.m. – BCS Selection Special):
      • Households – 7.1/11
      • Viewers – 11.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of Family Guy (4.3/6 HH rating/share, 7.80M viewers, 3.9/9 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by a new episode of American Dad (3.7/5 HH rating/share, 6.48M viewers, 3.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (American Dad):
      • Households – 3.7/5 to 3.7/5
      • Viewers – 5.72M to 6.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/6 to 3.2/7

The CW was left then in fifth place with a 0.9/1 household rating/share, 1.26 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.15M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: CW Now (0.6/1 HH rating/share, 802,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by a repeat of Aliens in America (0.6/1 HH rating/share, 846,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (CW Now):
      • Households – 0.7/1 to 0.6/1
      • Viewers – 0.96M to 0.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1 to 0.3/1
  • 8:00 p.m.: Life is Wild (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.17 million viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 0.9/1 to 0.8/1
      • Viewers – 1.26M to 1.17M
      • 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 (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.80 million viewers, 0.8/2 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 16, 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