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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, January 4, 2009

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.2/11 household rating/share and 11.29 million viewers, but fell all the way down to fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.3/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week
    • 7.0/12 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 11.20M Viewers [#1]
    • 2.5/7 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (8.1/13 HH rating/share, 12.32M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (7:25):
      • Households – 8.7/15 to 8.1/13
      • Viewers – 14.11M to 12.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.0/5
    • Last week’s numbers (CBS NFL – 4:15-7:23):
      • Households – 7.7/15
      • Viewers – 12.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/14
  • 8:00 p.m.: Million Dollar Password (6.8/10 HH rating/share, 10.42M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:25):
      • Households – 6.3/10 to 6.8/10
      • Viewers – 9.84M to 10.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 1.9/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Cold Case (7.9/12 HH rating/share, 12.66M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/21/2008):
      • Households – 7.6/12 to 7.9/12
      • Viewers – 12.01M to 12.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.8/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Unit (6.1/10 HH rating/share, 9.73M viewers, 2.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/21/2008):
      • Households – 5.1/8 to 6.1/10
      • Viewers – 8.24M to 9.73M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 2.6/6

FOX followed in a tie for second place for the evening with a 6.4/10 household rating/share and was alone in second among viewers with 10.71 million viewers while managing a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.9/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.7/6 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 6.10M Viewers [#4]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 4:30 p.m.: FOX NFL – NFC Wild Card: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings (17.6/30 HH rating/share, 30.03M viewers, 10.8/31 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX NFL Sunday – 4:20):
      • Households – 12.4/24
      • Viewers – 20.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.3/24
  • 7:56 p.m.: FOX NFL – NFC Wild Card: Postgame (9.8/16 HH rating/share, 16.42M viewers, 6.2/16 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (The OT – 7:30):
      • Households – 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 7.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/9
  • 8:04 p.m.: 24: Redemption-REPEAT (3.6/5 HH rating/share, 5.75M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC finished in a tie for second place for the evening with a 6.4/10 household rating/share and was third among viewers with 10.39 million viewers while drawing a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.5/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.0/7 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 6.32M Viewers [#3]
    • 1.6/4 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 7.10M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/14/2008):
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 7.94M to 7.10M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.0/5
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (6.4/10 HH rating/share, 10.97M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/7/2008):
      • Households – 6.2/9 to 6.4/10
      • Viewers – 10.40M to 10.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.7/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (8.8/13 HH rating/share, 14.33M viewers, 5.2/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/7/2008):
      • Households – 9.9/15 to 8.8/13
      • Viewers – 16.09M to 14.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.0/14 to 5.2/12
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (5.9/10 HH rating/share, 9.16M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/7/2008):
      • Households – 6.8/11 to 5.9/10
      • Viewers – 10.54M to 9.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/9 to 3.2/8
    • Last week’s numbers (Movie: The Sound of Music-REPEAT – 8:00-11:00):
      • Households – 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 6.45M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.7/7 household rating/share and 8.05 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.7/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.6/11 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 10.90M Viewers [#2]
    • 4.0/11 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 p.m: The special SNL Sports Extra (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.68M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Football Night in America – 7:30):
      • Households – 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5
  • 9:00 p.m: The series premiere of Superstars of Dance (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 10.41M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (NBC Sunday Night Football: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers – 8:15-11:35pm):
      • Households – 9.0/15
      • Viewers – 14.85M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.4/15

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.8/1 household rating/share, 1.21 million viewers and a 0.3/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.27M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.3/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 p.m.: Jericho-REPEAT (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 766,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: Movie: Trail of the Pink Panther-REPEAT (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.33M viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Revenge of the Pink Panther-REPEAT ):
      • Households – 0.9/1
      • Viewers – 1.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1
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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 “Desperate Housewives” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, January 11, 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.