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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.1/12 household rating/share and 11.46 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.8/10 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 9.26M viewers [#1]
    • 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS-REPEAT (8.1/13 HH rating/share, 13.47M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Home for the Holidays with Faith Hill):
      • Households – 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Kennedy Center Honors (6.6/11 HH rating/share, 10.45M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-to-year numbers (WED; 12/26/2007):
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 6.6/11
      • Viewers – 6.22M to 10.45M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.8/5

NBC finished in second place for the evening with a 5.2/9 household rating/share and 8.01 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.3/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.3/7 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 6.39M viewers [#2]
    • 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Law & Order-REPEAT (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.53M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 9.66M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Another Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.85M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Fox finished in third place for the evening with a 3.4/6 household rating/share, 5.53 million viewers and a 1.8/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.5/6 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 5.47M viewers [#3]
    • 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: House-REPEAT (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.99M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Fringe-REPEAT (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 5.08M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/4 household rating/share, 4.69 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.8/5 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 4.68M viewers [#4]
    • 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Happy New Year, Charlie Brown-REPEAT (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 6.48M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (How the Grinch Stole Christmas-REPEAT):
      • Households – 3.5/6
      • Viewers – 6.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/8
  • 8:30 p.m.: Rudolph’s Shiny New Year-REPEAT (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 5.15M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: According to Jim (2.1/3 HH rating/share, 3.77M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/16/2008 – 9:00):
      • Households – 3.4/5 to 2.1/3
      • Viewers – 5.22M to 3.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.2/3
    • Last week’s numbers (Rediscovered):
      • Households – 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4
  • 10:00 p.m.: Eli Stone (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.81M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/16/2008):
      • Households – 3.5/6 to 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 5.15M to 3.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.2/3
    • Last week’s numbers (ABC’s The List):
      • Households – 2.0/3
      • Viewers – 2.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.8/1 household rating/share, 1.08 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.9/2 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.21M viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210-REPEAT (0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.18M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Privileged-REPEAT (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 971,000 viewers, 0.4/1 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 “Kennedy Center Honors” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, January 6, 2009. 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.