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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Deal or No Deal and The Biggest Loser score for NBC, as the network finishes in first place for the evening among overall audience and adults 18-49.

A repeat of NCIS, the night’s most-watched program, over on CBS helps the network post a tie among households for the evening.

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

NBC finished tied for first place for the evening with a 6.1/10 household rating/share, but was alone in first among viewers with 9.31 million viewers and among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/10 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 9.46M viewers [#2]
    • 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (7.4/12 HH rating/share, 11.33M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating/share) began the evening for NBC, as the networks most-watched program. Despite falling off some from its more impressive numbers of years past, Deal or No Deal still remains a solid asset to NBC, and as evidenced by these numbers, is quite capable of opening up an evening in a winning fashion. It fell just behind CBS’s NCIS as the time-period winner among viewers, but was a solid second for the hour across all three categories.
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Biggest Loser (6.3/10 HH rating/share, 9.84M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share) continued NBC’s strong showing, and with a better lead-in in place, it benefited greatly. Week-to-week gains were 1.52 million or 18% among viewers, 19% among households and 12.5% among adults 18-49. The numbers easily made the program the hour’s most-watched program across all three categories. Additionally, it was the nights most-watched program among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 5.3/8 to 6.3/10
      • Viewers – 8.32M to 9.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.6/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 6.75M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers:
      • Households – 8.0/13
      • Viewers – 11.73M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10

CBS followed tied for first place for the evening with a 6.1/10 household rating/share, but was just behind in second among viewers with 9.20 million, and was well behind in fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.7/11 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 11.12 viewers [#1]
    • 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share [#t1]
  • A solid outing from an NCIS repeat only minimally helped two back-to-back episodes of Cane.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of NCIS (7.7/12 HH rating/share, 11.77M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-REPEAT):
      • Households – 7.6/12
      • Viewers – 14.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.1/14
  • 9:00 p.m.: The first of two new episodes of Cane (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.00M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share) was the stronger of the two. There was some improvement from the usual numbers the program posts, but I don’t believe that the gains aren’t strong enough to warrant a long-term commitment to the show from CBS.
  • 10:00 p.m.: The second new episode of Cane (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 7.83M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share) stayed consistent from the first episode, with only minimal losses among households and viewers and a slight gain among adults 18-49. The good news was growth from the last newly aired episode of the show: +1.35 million or 21% among viewers, 23% among households and 25% among adults 18-49.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (November 27, 2007 – Cane):
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 5.3/9
      • Viewers – 6.48M to 7.83M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 2.0/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show):
      • Households – 5.1/8
      • Viewers – 7.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7

Fox finished in third place for the evening with a 5.2/8 household rating/share, was fourth among viewers with 7.97 million viewers and managed a solid second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.0/9 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 9.29M viewers [#3]
    • 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • Fox got a solid performance from repeats of Bones and House. Nothing spectacular, but certainly worth noting considering House was just one-tenth away from tying for first on the evening among adults 18-49.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Bones (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.20M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: That was followed by a repeat of House (6.3/10 HH rating/share, 9.74M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.9/8 household rating/share, but managed slightly higher third place finishes among both viewers (8.00 million) and among adults 18-49 (2.6/7 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 5.0/8 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 7.53M viewers [#4]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Repeats of Shrek the Halls and Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 9.97M viewers, 3.4/10 A18-49 rating/share) and (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 8.55M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of According to Jim (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 5.96M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share) and (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 5.52M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: As the only new episode for ABC, it’s pretty disappointing that Boston Legal (5.9/10 HH rating/share, 9.00M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share) couldn’t do much better than this. There was some growth worth noting among adults 18-49 (+14%), but overall audience remains weak. I don’t think the shows future is in doubt just yet, but these numbers aren’t helping any. Hopefully when the show gets better lead-in support, it begins to improve.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.8/10 to 5.9/10
      • Viewers – 8.62M to 9.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.5/7

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.7/3 household rating/share, 2.34 million viewers and a 1.0/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.7/3 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 2.55M viewers [#5]
    • 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of America’s Next Top Model (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.75M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Beauty and the Geek – Season Finale):
      • Households – 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.49M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3
  • 9:00 p.m.: CW’s re-broadcast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (2.0/3 HH rating/share, 2.94M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share) actually did pretty well, improving upon last week’s performance from a new episode of Reaper (+320,000 or +12% among viewers, +25% among households and +8% among adults 18-49). Yeah, it certainly doesn’t bode well for Reaper when a program such as this can so easily outperform it.
    • Last week’s numbers (Reaper):
      • Households – 1.6/3
      • Viewers – 2.62M
      • 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 “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, December 18, 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

  • bbonis

    Why are you not posting anymore?

  • bbonis

    Why are you not posting anymore?

  • My analysis, or just in general bbonis? I was busy this past week, which explains the lack of updates, but I’m back to updating now and made more than 20 posts yesterday.

    Because of other commitments, I wasn’t able to add in my analysis for the ratings, but beginning with the numbers on 12/10, I will begin doing my analysis again (whatever doesn’t have the analysis, will have it by tomorrow at the latest).

  • My analysis, or just in general bbonis? I was busy this past week, which explains the lack of updates, but I’m back to updating now and made more than 20 posts yesterday.

    Because of other commitments, I wasn’t able to add in my analysis for the ratings, but beginning with the numbers on 12/10, I will begin doing my analysis again (whatever doesn’t have the analysis, will have it by tomorrow at the latest).

  • matt

    welcome back! if ya cant update ya cant update

  • matt

    welcome back! if ya cant update ya cant update