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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, December 12, 2008

 

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 4.3/8 household rating/share, 7.57 million viewers and a 2.2/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.0/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 9.29M viewers [#1]
    • 2.2/7 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Frosty the Snowman-REPEAT (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 7.63M viewers, 2.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Ghost Whisperer):
      • Households – 6.2/11
      • Viewers – 9.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/8
  • 8:30 p.m.: Frosty Returns-REPEAT (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 7.66M viewers, 2.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Flight Before Christmas-REPEAT (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 7.61M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs-REPEAT (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.44M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Numb3rs):
      • Households – 6.3/11
      • Viewers – 9.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7

FOX followed in a tie for second place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share, was alone in second among viewwers with 5.76 million viewers, but was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.3/6 HH rating [#3]
    • 5.32M viewers [#3]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 6.25M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/6 to 3.8/7
      • Viewers – 5.46M to 6.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4 to 1.3/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (3.2/6 HH rating/share, 5.76M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/5 to 3.2/6
      • Viewers – 5.24M to 5.76M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.4/5

NBC finished in a tie for second place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share, fell to third viewers with 5.31 million, but managed a better second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.7/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.94M viewers [#4]
    • 1.1/3 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Greatest Holiday Moments: Songs of the Season Countdown (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 5.12M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Greatest Holiday Moments: TV * Film Countdown):
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 3.4/6
      • Viewers – 4.44M to 5.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 1.0/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Lipstick Jungle (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 3.74M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.4/4 to 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 3.44M to 3.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.1/3
  • 10:00 (9:59) p.m.: Dateline (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.07M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.7/5 to 4.7/8
      • Viewers – 3.83M to 7.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 2.1/6

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.1/6 household rating/share and 4.48 million viewers, but managed a slightly stronger tie for third place among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.7/6 HH rating [#2]
    • 6.25M viewers [#2]
    • 2.0/6 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 3.87M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (date):
      • Households – to 2.7/5
      • Viewers – M to 3.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – to 1.2/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernanny (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 3.87M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (date):
      • Households – to 2.7/5
      • Viewers – M to 3.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – to 1.2/4
    • Last week’s numbers (ABC Movie of the Week: How the Grinch Stole Christmas-REPEAT – 8-10pm):
      • Households – 3.3/6
      • Viewers – 6.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 5.69M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.3/8 to 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 6.44M to 5.69M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.6/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.8/2 household rating/share, 1.27 million viewers and a 0.5/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.2/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.81M viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • Note: HH rating/share data for some programs on The CW was not available for this evening.
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back episodes–an original and a repeat– of Everybody Hates Chris (1.59M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating).
    • Last new episode numbers (11/28/2008):
      • Households – 1.3/2
      • Viewers – 2.10M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2
    • Last week’s numbers (Grandma Got Runover By a Reindeer-REPEAT):
      • Households – 1.2/2
      • Viewers – 1.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Family Entertainment Awards (0.6/1 HH rating/share, 949,000 viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Story of Santa Claus-REPEAT):
      • Households – 1.1/2
      • Viewers – 1.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.5/2

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 “Dateline” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, December 19, 2008. Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Sources: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PIFeedback and Zap2It.