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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, December 21, 2007

Lowly viewed Friday results in split win for ABC, which was the nights most-watched network, and NBC, which had the most viewers in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 4.0/7 household rating/share and 5.83 million viewers, but fell to third place among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/7 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.72M viewers [#2]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Duel (4.4/8 HH rating/share, 6.70M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: That was followed by a repeat of Women’s Murder Club (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 5.76M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (3.6/7 HH rating/share, 5.02M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/8 to 3.6/7
      • Viewers – 6.73M to 5.02M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 1.4/4

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 3.8/7 household rating/share and 5.48 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.6/6 HH Rating [#3]
    • 5.54M viewers [#3]
    • 1.7/5 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Singing Bee (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.41M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline (4.3/8 HH rating/share, 6.22M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Another hour of Dateline (4.8/9 HH rating/share, 6.81M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (8:00-11:00 – It’s a Wonderful Life-REPEAT):
      • Households – 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 5.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 3.3/6 household rating/share and 4.78 million viewers, but fell to fifth place among adults 18-49 with a 1.0/3 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.8/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 9.02M viewers [#1]
    • 2.4/8 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Home for the Holidays (3.0/6 HH rating/share, 4.32M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Ghost Whisperer):
      • Households – 6.2/11
      • Viewers – 9.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Moonlight (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 3.97M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Moonlight):
      • Households – 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 7.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Numb3rs (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 6.04M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for CBS.
    • Last week’s numbers (Numb3rs):
      • Households – 6.2/11
      • Viewers – 9.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/8

The CW followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.9/5 household rating/share, was third among viewers with 5.03 million viewers and managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.5/5 rating/share .

  • Last Week:
    • 2.7/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.79M viewers [#4]
    • 1.5/5 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Friday Night Smackdown! (2.9/5 HH rating, 5.03M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.7/5 to 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.81M to 5.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.5/5

FOX finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.3/4 household rating/share and 3.63 million viewers, but was slightly better in fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.79M viewers [#5]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Don’t Forget the Lyrics (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.62M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Next Great American Band (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.64M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.8/3 to 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.98M to 2.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.0/3

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 “Numb3rs” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, December 28, 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