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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, December 26, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 4.5/8 household rating/share, 7.00 million viewers and a 1.5/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.8/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 9.07M viewers [#1]
    • 2.1/7 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer-REPEAT (5.0/9 HH rating/share, 7.82M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Ghost Whisperer):
      • Households – 6.4/11
      • Viewers – 10.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another Ghost Whisperer-REPEAT (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 6.61M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs-REPEAT (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 6.58M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Numb3rs):
      • Households – 5.8/10
      • Viewers – 9.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 3.4/6 household rating/share, 5.44 million viewers and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.4/6 HH rating [#3]
    • 5.59M viewers [#2]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?-REPEAT (3.6/7 HH rating/share, 5.58M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?):
      • Households – 3.8/7
      • Viewers – 6.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Lyrics!-REPEAT (3.2/6 HH rating/share, 5.30M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Don’t Forget the Lyrics!):
      • Households – 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 5.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating/share was tied for third among viewers with 4.35 million and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.6/6 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.21M viewers [#3]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Top Chef: New York-REPEAT (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.58M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline-REPEAT (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 5.24M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Dateline):
      • Households – 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/5 household rating/share, but was tied for third among viewers with 4.35 million and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.8/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.10M viewers [#4]
    • 1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap-REPEAT (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.71M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernanny-REPEAT (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.75M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 5.62M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/7 to 3.4/6
      • Viewers – 5.78M to 5.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.6/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.8/2 household rating/share, 1.27 million viewers and a 0.5/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.9/1 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.36M 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 (1.45M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating).
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Game-REPEAT (1.29M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another Everybody Hates Chris-REPEAT (1.15M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:30 p.m.: And another The Game-REPEAT (1.18M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating) closed out the evening for The CW.

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 “20/20” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, January 2, 2009. 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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