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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, December 19, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.8/10 household rating/share, 9.07 million viewers and a 2.1/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.3/8 HH rating [#1]
    • 7.57M viewers [#1]
    • 2.2/7 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (6.5/11 HH rating/share, 10.24M viewers, 2.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/5/2008):
      • Households – 6.2/11 to 6.5/11
      • Viewers – 9.71M to 10.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/8 to 2.6/9
    • Last week’s numbers (Frosty the Snowman-REPEAT – 8:00):
      • Households – 4.2/8
      • Viewers – 7.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/8
    • Last week’s numbers (Frosty Returns-REPEAT – 8:30):
      • Households – 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 7.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Numb3rs-REPEAT (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 7.79M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Flight Before Christmas-REPEAT):
      • Households – 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 7.39M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 9.18M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/5/2008):
      • Households – 6.3/11 to 5.8/10
      • Viewers – 9.88M to 9.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.1/6

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 3.6/6 household rating/share was third among viewers with 5.21 million and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.5/6 HH rating [#t2]
    • 5.31M viewers [#3]
    • 1.4/4 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Momma’s Boys-REPEAT (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.18M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Greatest Holiday Moments: Songs of the Season Countdown):
      • Households – 3.3/6
      • Viewers – 5.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline (4.3/8 HH rating/share, 6.24M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9:59-11pm):
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 4.3/8
      • Viewers – 7.09M to 6.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 1.5/5
    • Last week’s numbers (Lipstick Jungle – 9-10pm):
      • Households – 2.7/5
      • Viewers – 3.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 3.4/6 household rating/share, but managed a stronger second place finish among viewers with 5.59 million and a tie for second among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.5/6 HH rating [#t2]
    • 5.76M viewers [#2]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 6.17M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.8/7 to 3.8/7
      • Viewers – 6.29M to 6.17M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5 to 1.3/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.70M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/6 to 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 5.33M to 4.70M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.4/4

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating/share, 4.10 million viewers and a 1.2/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.1/6 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.48M viewers [#4]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap-REPEAT (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.47M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Wife Swap):
      • Households – 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernanny-REPEAT (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.14M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Supernanny):
      • Households – 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 3.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 5.70M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.0/7 to 3.9/7
      • Viewers – 5.80M to 5.70M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.6/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.9/1 household rating/share, 1.36 million viewers and a 0.5/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.27M viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • Note: HH rating/share data for individual programs on The CW was not available for this evening.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris-REPEAT (1.52M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Everybody Hates Chris):
      • Households – 1.2/2
      • Viewers – 1.70M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Game-REPEAT (1.34M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another Everybody Hates Chris-REPEAT (1.31M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:30 p.m.: And another The Game-REPEAT (1.25M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating) closed out the evening for The CW.
    • Last week’s numbers (The Family Entertainment Awards):
      • Households – 0.6/1
      • Viewers – 0.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1

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 “Ghost Whisperer” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, December 26, 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.