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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 10.9/17 household rating/share and 17.89 million viewers, and was tied for first among adults 18-49 with a 3.8/10 rating/share.

 

  • Last Week:
    • 7.9/13 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 12.10M viewers [#1]
    • 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (12.0/19 HH rating/share, 19.86M viewers, 4.0/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/2/2008):
      • Households – 11.5/18 to 12.0/19
      • Viewers – 18.52M to 19.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 4.0/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Mentalist (11.6/18 HH rating/share, 19.33M viewers, 4.2/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/2/2008):
      • Households – 11.6/18 to 11.6/18
      • Viewers – 18.74M to 19.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/9 to 4.2/11
  • 10:00 p.m.: Without a Trace (9.2/16 HH rating/share, 14.49M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/2/2008):
      • Households – 8.0/13 to 9.2/16
      • Viewers – 12.32M to 14.49M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 3.2/9

NBC finished in second place for the evening with a 6.1/10 household rating/share and 9.79 million viewers, but managed a tie for first place among adults 18-49 with a 3.8/10 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 (7.2/11 HH rating/share, 11.65M viewers, 4.5/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.6/9 to 7.2/11
      • Viewers – 9.36M to 11.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 4.5/12
  • 10:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Momma’s Boys (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.07M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit):
      • Households – 7.2/12
      • Viewers – 11.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.7/6 household rating/share and 6.03 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/5 rating/share.

  • 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 Charlie Brown Christmas-REPEAT (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 8.31M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (America’s Funniest Home Videos):
      • Households – 4.1/6
      • Viewers – 7.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5
  • 9:00 p.m.:  According to Jim (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.13M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.1/5 to 3.3/5
      • Viewers – 4.92M to 5.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.8/5
  • 9:30 p.m.: According to Jim-REPEAT (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.50M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (According to Jim):
      • Households – 3.3/5
      • Viewers – 5.15M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4
  • 10:00 p.m.: Eli Stone (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 4.98M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/5 to 3.4/6
      • Viewers – 4.92M to 4.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.6/4

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.6/6 household rating/share and 5.63 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.2/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.4/10 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 10.49M viewers [#2]
    • 4.1/11 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: House-REPEAT (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.37M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (House):
      • Households – 8.4/13
      • Viewers – 14.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.6/15
  • 9:00 (9:02) p.m.: Fringe-REPEAT (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.88M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.8/1 household rating/share, 1.07 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.14M viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210-REPEAT (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.13M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Privileged-REPEAT (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.01M 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 “NCIS” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, December 23, 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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