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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.8/13 household rating/share, 12.03 million viewers and a 3.2/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.3/9 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 9.20M viewers [#2]
    • 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 8.25M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/26/2008):
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 7.48M to 8.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7 to 2.2/7
    • Last week’s numbers (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer-REPEAT):
      • Households – 6.2/10
      • Viewers – 11.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/12
  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried (5.2/9 HH rating/share, 8.03M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/26/2008):
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 7.63M to 8.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 2.4/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (9.4/15 HH rating/share, 14.71M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/26/2008):
      • Households – 8.6/15 to 9.4/15
      • Viewers – 14.11M to 14.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10 to 3.9/10
    • Last week’s numbers (Grammy Nominations Concert):
      • Households – 4.3/7
      • Viewers – 6.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (8.7/15 HH rating/share, 13.25M viewers, 3.5/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (11/26/2008):
      • Households – 7.5/13 to 8.7/15
      • Viewers – 12.30M to 13.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9 to 3.5/10
    • Last week’s numbers (Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show):
      • Households – 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 8.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10

NBC followed in a tie for second place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share and was alone in second among viewers with 5.98 million, but fell to fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.4/10 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 9.90M viewers [#1]
    • 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m: Little Spirit: Christmas in New York (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 5.01M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Christmas at Rockefeller Center):
      • Households – 6.5/10
      • Viewers – 10.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6
  • 9:00 p.m: Life (3.5/5 HH rating/share, 5.46M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.3/8 to 3.5/5
      • Viewers – 8.15M to 5.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 1.8/5
  • 10:00 p.m: Law & Order (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 7.47M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.5/13 to 5.1/9
      • Viewers – 11.31M to 7.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.2/6

ABC finished in a tie for second place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share, but was fourth among viewers with 5.68 million and third among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.2/7 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 8.14M viewers [#3]
    • 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Pushing Daisies (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.95M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/5 to 3.2/5
      • Viewers – 4.87M to 4.95M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.6/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Private Practice (4.9/8 HH rating/share, 6.85M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.4/8 to 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 7.78M to 6.85M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.4/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: Dirty Sexy Money (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.22M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/7 to 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 5.64M to 5.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.8/5

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.8/6 household rating/share, but managed a third place among viewers with 5.85 million viewers and a better second among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.6/7 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 7.37M viewers [#4]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Secret Millionaire (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 7.19M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 4.6/8
      • Viewers – 6.67M to 7.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.7/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Bones-REPEAT (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.52M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Secret Millionaire – 9:00):
      • Households – 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 8.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.9/2 household rating/share, 1.26 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.0/2 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.36M viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Stylista-REPEAT (1.20M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Stylista (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.32M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 0.9/1 to 1.0/2
      • Viewers – 1.25M to 1.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.5/1 to 0.6/2
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 “Criminal Minds will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, December 17, 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.