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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.8/10 household rating/share and 9.26 million viewers, and was tied for first among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.9/17 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 17.89M viewers [#1]
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The special Home for the Holidays with Faith Hill (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.47M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (NCIS):
      • Households – 11.9/19
      • Viewers – 19.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: NCIS-REPEAT (6.6/11 HH rating/share, 10.55M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Mentalist):
      • Households – 11.6/18
      • Viewers – 19.31M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/11
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Mentalist-REPEAT (6.6/12 HH rating/share, 10.76M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Without a Trace):
      • Households – 9.2/16
      • Viewers – 14.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9

NBC finished in second place for the evening with a 4.3/7 household rating/share and 6.39 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.1/10 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 9.79M viewers [#2]
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Law & Order-REPEAT (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.14M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Biggest Loser – 8:00-10:00pm):
      • Households – 7.2/11
      • Viewers – 11.83M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.6/12
  • 9:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.04M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Another Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 6.97M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Momma’s Boys – series premiere):
      • Households – 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 6.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

Fox finished in third place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share and 5.47 million viewers, but managed a tie for first place among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.6/6 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 5.63M viewers [#4]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: House-REPEAT (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.68M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 (9:02) p.m.: Fringe-REPEAT (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.27M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating/share, 4.68 million viewers and a 1.5/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.7/6 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 6.03M viewers [#3]
    • 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: How the Grinch Stole Christmas-REPEAT (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 6.54M viewers, 2.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (A Charlie Brown Christmas-REPEAT):
      • Households – 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 8.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8
  • 9:00 p.m.:  The special Rediscovered (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.62M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (According to Jim):
      • Households – 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 5.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5
  • 10:00 p.m.: And another special, ABC’s The List (2.0/3 HH rating/share, 2.87M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share) closed out the evening for ABC.
    • Last week’s numbers (Eli Stone):
      • Households – 3.5/6
      • Viewers – 5.15M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.9/2 household rating/share, 1.21 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.07M viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210-REPEAT (0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.19M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Privileged-REPEAT (0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.24M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).
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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 “Home the Holidays with Faith Hill” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, December 30, 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.