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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.9/13 household rating/share and 12.10 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.4/17 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 16.50M viewers [#1]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS-REPEAT (8.9/14 HH rating/share, 14.11M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (NCIS):
      • Households – 11.5/18
      • Viewers – 18.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Mentalist-REPEAT (9.0/14 HH rating/share, 13.65M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Mentalist):
      • Households – 11.6/18
      • Viewers – 18.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: Without a Trace-REPEAT (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.54M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Without a Trace):
      • Households – 8.0/13
      • Viewers – 12.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7

Fox followed in second place for the evening with a 6.4/10 household rating/share and 10.49 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.1/11 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.4/10 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 10.53M viewers [#2]
    • 4.3/11 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: House (8.4/13 HH rating/share, 13.90M viewers, 5.6/15 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.5/12 to 8.4/13
      • Viewers – 12.52M to 13.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/14 to 5.6/15
  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Fringe-REPEAT (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 7.08M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Fringe – 9:01):
      • Households – 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 8.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.0/10 household rating/share and 9.76 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.6/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.9/9 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 9.21M viewers [#3]
    • 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Biggest Loser (5.5/9 HH rating/share, 9.18M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.5/8 to 5.5/9
      • Viewers – 8.75M to 9.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9 to 3.6/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (7.2/12 HH rating/share, 10.93M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.0/12 to 7.2/12
      • Viewers – 10.33M to 10.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.7/10

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.6/6 household rating/share, 5.79 million viewers and a 1.7/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/6 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 6.58M viewers [#4]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A holiday-themed edition of America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 7.28M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town-REPEAT):
      • Households – 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 8.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Back-to-back episodes of According to Jim (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.20M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (According to Jim – 8pm – eighth season premiere):
      • Households – 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 6.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6
    • Last week’s numbers (According to Jim – 8:30pm):
      • Households – 3.5/5
      • Viewers –  5.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5
  • 10:00 p.m.: Eli Stone (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.89M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/5 to 3.2/5
      • Viewers – 4.94M to 4.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.4/4

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.8/1 household rating/share, 1.14 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.03M viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • Note: HH rating/share numbers for The CW were not available for this evening. 
  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210-REPEAT (1.22M viewers, 0.6/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Privileged-REPEAT (1.06M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
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 tonight’s episode of “House” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, December 16, 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.