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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, December 23, 2007

Though off from its week-ago numbers, NBC’s Sunday Night Football does enough to propel the network to a strong first place finish for the evening among households, viewers and adults 18-49.

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 6.7/12 household rating/share, 10.74 million viewers and a 3.7/11 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.3/11 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 11.14M Viewers [#3]
    • 4.0/10 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: Football Night in America (4.0/8 HH rating/share, 6.26M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.1/5 to 4.0/8
      • Viewers – 4.29M to 6.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 2.1/7
  • 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.: NBC Sunday Night Football: Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings (7.6/13 HH rating/share, 12.00M viewers, 4.3/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:30-11:26 p.m. – NBC Sunday Night Football: Washington Redskins at New York Giants):
      • Households – 9.4/15 to 7.6/13
      • Viewers – 14.42M to 12.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/13 to 4.3/12

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 5.5/10 household rating/share, 8.73 million viewers and a 2.5/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week
    • 8.2/13 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 13.95M Viewers [#1]
    • 4.3/11 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • Because of the NFL Overrun running into primetime, the following numbers, for CBS only, are the final nationals.
  • 7:00 p.m.: NFL Overrun (12.5/26 HH rating/share, 20.45M viewers, 7.1/27 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:22 p.m.: 60 Minutes (8.4/16 HH rating/share, 13.52M viewers, 3.3/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.5/14 to 8.4/16
      • Viewers – 13.04M to 13.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 3.3/11
  • 8:22 p.m.: The Amazing Race (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 8.97M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (December 9 – 8:25-9:25 – The Amazing Race):
      • Households – 7.4/11 to 5.3/9
      • Viewers – 11.95M to 8.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/9 to 2.8/8
    • Last week’s numbers (Survivor: China – Season Finale):
      • Households – 7.8/12
      • Viewers – 13.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.4/11
  • 9:24 p.m.: In God’s Name (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 3.97M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Survivor: China – Reunion):
      • Households – 6.8/11
      • Viewers – 11.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share, 7.08 million viewers and a 2.1/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.3/8 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 8.39M Viewers [#4]
    • 2.7/7 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • 7:00 p.m.: Elmo’s Christmas Countdown (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 4.72M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (America’s Funniest Home Videos):
      • Households – 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 8.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7
  • 8:00 p.m.: The season one finale of Duel (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 6.14M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition):
      • Households – 7.0/11
      • Viewers – 11.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of the film The Santa Clause 2 (5.2/10 HH rating/share, 8.78M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating/share, 4.82 million viewers and a 1.7/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.8/10 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 11.20M Viewers [#2]
    • 4.9/12 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 p.m.: A repeat of The Simpsons (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.87M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (NFL Overrun):
      • Households – 14.4/26
      • Viewers – 22.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.3/27
  • 7:30 p.m.: A repeat of the film Spider-Man 2 (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 4.57M viewers, 1.6/5t A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (7:30 – The OT):
      • Households – 8.4/14
      • Viewers – 13.39M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/13
    • Last week’s numbers (8:00 – The Simpsons):
      • Households – 5.7/9
      • Viewers – 9.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/11
    • Last week’s numbers (8:30 – King of the Hill):
      • Households – 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 7.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9
    • Last week’s numbers (8:30 – American Dad):
      • Households – 4.3/7
      • Viewers – 6.96M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8

The CW was left then in fifth place with a 0.7/1 household rating/share, 0.97 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.23M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: CW Now (0.6/1 HH rating/share, 787,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by a repeat of Aliens in America (0.6/1 HH rating/share, 743,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (CW Now):
      • Households – 0.6/1 to 0.6/1
      • Viewers – 0.94M to 0.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1 to 0.3/1
  • 8:00 p.m.: The special Story of Santa (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.14 million viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a repeat of Crowned: Mother of All Pageants (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.01 million viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share) which didn’t get many more eyeballs.
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 “NBC Sunday Night Football” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, December 30, 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