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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, December 7, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.6/12 household rating/share and 11.99 million viewers, but was well back in fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week
    • 9.1/14 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 15.0M Viewers [#1]
    • 4.1/10 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (8.9/14 HH rating/share, 13.85M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (7:41):
      • Households – 11.4/17 to 8.9/14
      • Viewers – 18.64M to 13.85M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/11 to 2.6/7
    • Last week’s numbers (CBS NFL Sunday – 4:15-7:28):
      • Households – 15.4/27
      • Viewers – 25.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.9/26
  • 8:00 p.m.: The 13th season finale of The Amazing Race (6.3/10 HH rating/share, 10.57M viewers, 3.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season finale comparison (1/20/2008):
      • Households – 5.9/9 to 6.3/10
      • Viewers – 9.75M to 10.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/7 to 3.1/7
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:41):
      • Households – 7.0/10 to 6.3/10
      • Viewers – 11.83M to 10.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/8 to 3.1/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Hallmark Hall of Fame: “Front of the Class” (7.1/10 HH rating/share, 11.77M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Cold Case – 9:41):
      • Households – 7.3/11
      • Viewers – 11.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/6
    • Last week’s numbers (The Unit – 10:41):
      • Households – 6.2/11
      • Viewers – 9.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 6.7/10 household rating/share and 11.17 million viewers, but managed a strong first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.6/11 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.3/5 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 5.6M Viewers [#4]
    • 2.4/6 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for Fox only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 4:15 p.m.: Fox NFL Sunday (15.6/28 HH rating/share, 25.67M viewers, 9.5/29 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:32 p.m.: The OT (9.6/16 HH rating/share, 16.22M viewers, 6.3/17 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:54 p.m.: Allstate BCS Selection Show (6.3/10 HH rating/share, 10.46M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Simpsons (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.43M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (7:59):
      • Households – 4.3/6 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 7.80M to 6.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/8 to 2.9/7
    • Last week’s numbers (King of the Hill)
      • Households – 3.6/5
      • Viewers – 6.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy-REPEAT (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.60M viewers, 3.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: American Dad-REPEAT (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.31M viewers, 2.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (American Dad)
      • Households – 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 5.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/5

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.6/10 household rating/share and 10.70 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.7/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.1/11 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 11.5M Viewers [#3]
    • 3.7/9 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: Ty Pennington: Behind the Scenes (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.77M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (America’s Funniest Home Videos):
      • Households – 5.1/8
      • Viewers – 8.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 10.34M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.7/10 to 6.2/10
      • Viewers – 11.33M to 10.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/8 to 3.3/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (9.9/15 HH rating/share, 16.00M viewers, 5.9/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.9/15 to 9.9/15
      • Viewers – 15.81M to 16.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.7/12 to 5.9/13
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (6.9/11 HH rating/share, 10.66M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share) closed out the evening for ABC.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.6/11 to 6.9/11
      • Viewers – 10.07M to 10.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 3.9/10

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 6.1/9 household/rating share and 9.84 million viewers, but managed third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.6/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.2/11 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 11.8M Viewers [#2]
    • 4.3/10 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:30 p.m: Football Night in America (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.79M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/5 to 2.5/4
      • Viewers – 5.06M to 3.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.3/4
  • 8:15-11:02 p.m: NBC Sunday Night Football: Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens (8.1/13 HH rating/share, 13.29M viewers, 5.0/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings – 8:15-11:16pm):
      • Households – 9.6/15 to 8.1/13
      • Viewers – 15.92M to 13.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.1/14 to 5.0/12

The CW was left in fifth place with a 1.0/1 household rating/share, 1.45 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.3M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • Note: HH rating/share numbers for individual programs on The CW was not available for this evening.
  • 7:00 p.m.: Jericho-REPEAT (1.13M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: Film: The Cutting Edge-REPEAT (1.61M viewers, 0.6/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Crocodiles Hunter: Collision Course-REPEAT):
      • Households – 0.8/1
      • Viewers – 1.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1
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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 tonight’s episode of “Desperate Housewives” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, December 14, 2008. 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. Daily ratings figures can be found at PIFeedback and Zap2It.

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