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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.7/13 household rating/share, 11.92 million viewers and a 3.2/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.8/13 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 12.03M viewers [#1]
    • 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (5.0/9 HH rating/share, 7.47M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.4/9 to 5.0/9
      • Viewers – 7.94M to 7.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 2.0/6
  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.55M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.0/8 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 7.73M to 7.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.3/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (9.5/15 HH rating/share, 15.01M viewers, 3.9/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.3/15 to 9.5/15
      • Viewers – 14.68M to 15.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 3.9/11
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (8.6/15 HH rating/share, 13.26M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.7/15 to 8.6/15
      • Viewers – 13.33M to 13.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.6/10

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.0/7 household rating/share, 6.52 million viewers and a 2.0/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/6 HH rating/share [#t2]
    • 5.98M viewers [#2]
    • 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m: Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 7.44M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Little Spirit: Christmas in New York):
      • Households – 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 4.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4
  • 9:00 p.m: Life (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.19M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.6/6 to 3.3/5
      • Viewers – 5.64M to 5.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.7/5
  • 10:00 p.m: Law & Order (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 6.95M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.1/9 to 4.7/8
      • Viewers – 7.51M to 6.95M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 1.9/6

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.7/6 household rating/share and 5.55 million viewers and was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/6 HH rating/share [#t2]
    • 5.68M viewers [#4]
    • 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Pushing Daisies (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.82M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.1/5 to 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 4.86M to 4.82M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.6/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Private Practice (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 6.65M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 4.6/7
      • Viewers – 6.86M to 6.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.3/6
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Dirty Sexy Money (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.18M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers: 
      • Households – 3.7/6 to 3.5/6
      • Viewers – 5.24M to 5.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.7/5

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share and 5.41 million viewers, but managed a tie for third place among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.8/6 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 5.85M viewers [#3]
    • 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Secret Millionaire (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 6.65M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/8 to 4.6/8
      • Viewers – 7.26M to 7.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.2/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Bones-REPEAT (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 4.18M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.3/2 household rating/share, 1.93 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.9/2 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.26M viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Victoria’s Secret Fashin Show-REPEAT (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.43M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The first season finale of Stylista (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.43M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.0/2 to 0.9/1
      • Viewers – 1.32M to 1.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 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 24, 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.