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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Very close Wednesday night results in split win for CBS and NBC, as both networks tie for first place on the evening among households and adults 18-49.

Because there was a delay in getting the numbers released for this day, I held off on posting the Wednesday numbers until the Finals were released. With that said, all the following numbers are based on the final released Nielsen Media numbers, not the fast nationals as is always the case.

CBS finished in a tie for first place among households with a 7.6/12 household rating/share, was alone in first among viewers with 11.96 million and again was tied for first among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households - 5.7/9 [#t2]
    • Viewers - 8.89M [#2]
    • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The season finale of Kid Nation (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.34M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.4/7 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 7.10M to 7.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.2/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: A new episode of Criminal Minds (9.0/14 HH rating/share, 14.17M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 28):
      • Households – 10.0/15 to 9.0/14
      • Viewers – 16.23M to 14.17M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/11 to 3.6/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a new episode of CSI: NY (9.4/16 HH rating/share, 14.36M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 28):
      • Households – 9.2/15 to 9.4/16
      • Viewers – 14.19M to 14.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/11 to 4.1/11

NBC followed in a tie for first place for the evening with a 7.6/13 household rating/share, was second among viewers with 11.65 million, and was again tied for first among among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 6.5/10 [#1]
    • Viewers – 10.10M [#1]
    • A18-49 – 2.7/8 [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m: A two-hour edition of Deal or No Deal (8.4/14 HH rating/share, 13.18M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.2/11 to 8.4/14
      • Viewers – 11.33M to 13.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 3.6/10
  • 10:00 p.m: Dateline (5.9/10 HH rating/share, 8.60M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Life):
      • Households – 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 7.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.7/6 household rating/share, and 5.16 million, but was far back in fifth place for the evening among adults 18-49 with a 1.7/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 5.7/9 [#t2]
    • Viewers – 8.83M [#3]
    • A18-49 – 3.1/8 [#1]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: A new episode of Pushing Daisies (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 6.84M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 28 – 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 6.0/9 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 9.99M to 6.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9 to 2.4/7
    • Last week’s numbers (Santa Clause is Comin’ To Town-REPEAT):
      • Households – 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 9.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Private Practice (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 4.98M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Private Practice):
      • Households – 7.0/11
      • Viewers – 10.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: A repeat of Dirty Sexy Money (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 3.67M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Dirty Sexy Money – 10:02 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 6.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.4/5 household rating/share and 5.10 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.2/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 3.4/5 [#4]
    • Viewers – 5.30M [#4]
    • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Repeats of Back to You (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.19M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share) and ‘Til Death (2.8/4 HH rating/share, 4.09M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a new episode of Kitchen Nightmares (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.10M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 25):
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 7.03M to 6.10M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 2.8/7

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.6/5 household rating/share and 3.98 million viewers, but was a stronger fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 2.3/4 [#5]
    • Viewers – 3.54M [#5]
    • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.50M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 4.63M to 5.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.6/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.46M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Gossip Girl):
      • Households – 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.44M
      • Adults 18-49 – 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 19, 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