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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, December 18, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 6.7/11 household rating/share, 10.30 million viewers and a 2.2/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.7/16 HH rating [#1]
    • 15.76M viewers [#1]
    • 4.6/12 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Million Dollar Password (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 8.27M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Survivor: Gabon):
      • Households – 7.7/12
      • Viewers – 13.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-REPEAT (8.0/13 HH rating/share, 12.57M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation):
      • Households – 12.7/20
      • Viewers – 20.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.8/15
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Eleventh Hour-REPEAT (6.7/11 HH rating/share, 10.07M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s week numbers (Eleventh Hour – 10:01):
      • Households – 8.7/15
      • Viewers – 13.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share, 6.69 million viewers and a 1.9/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.5/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.91M viewers [#4]
    • 1.7/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Secret Millionaire (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 6.43M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.4/5 to 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 5.40M to 6.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.1/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.95M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 4.4/7
      • Viewers – 4.59M to 6.95M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.7/5

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.4/6 household rating/share and 4.83 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.5/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.0/6 HH rating [#3]
    • 5.42M viewers [#3]
    • 1.7/4 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty-REPEAT (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.57M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy-REPEAT (3.9/8 HH rating/share, 5.52M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Private Practice-REPEAT (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.40M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.9/5 household rating/share and 4.38 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.5/7 HH rating [#3]
    • 7.15M viewers [#3]
    • 3.1/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl-REPEAT (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.67M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (My Name Is Earl):
      • Households – 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 6.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8
  • 8:30 p.m.: Kath & Kim-REPEAT (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 3.84M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Kath & Kim):
      • Households – 3.3/5
      • Viewers – 5.38M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.99M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Office):
      • Households – 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 8.76M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/12
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: 30 Rock-REPEAT (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.66M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (30 Rock – 9:31):
      • Households – 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 7.38M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: Another 30 Rock-REPEAT (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.32M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:30 p.m.: And another The Office-REPEAT (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 3.78M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for NBC.
    • Last week’s numbers (E.R. – 10:01-11):
      • Households – 5.8/10
      • Viewers – 9.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.4/2 household rating/share, 2.09 million and a 0.8/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.4/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.25M viewers [#5]
    • 0.8/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (1.5/3 HH rating/share, 2.07M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural-REPEAT (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 2.07M viewers, 0.8/2 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 “Million Dollar Password” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, December 25, 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.

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