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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Full ratings and breakdown’s, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

CBS finished in a tie for first place for the evening with a 5.0/8 household rating/share and was first among viewers with 8.42 million, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.7/12 HH rating/share [#1]
11.03M
viewers [#1]
2.6/8
A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-REPEAT (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 10.74M viewers, 3.8/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (12/3/2008):

Households – 6.2/10 to 5.7/9 (-8%)
Viewers – 11.81M to 10.74M (-9%/-1.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.2/12 to 3.8/11 (-9.5%)

Last week’s numbers (The New Adventures of Old Christine – 8:00-8:30 p.m.):

Households – 4.2/8
Viewers – 6.86M
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6

Last week’s numbers (Gary Unmarried – 8:30-9:00 p.m.):

Households – 4.0/7
Viewers – 6.68M
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6

  • 9:00 p.m.: The special Grammy Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.48M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (12/3/2008):

Households – 4.3/7 to 4.0/6 (-7%)
Viewers – 6.99M to 6.48M (-7%/-0.51M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.3/6 (-4%)

Last week’s numbers (Criminal Minds – 9:00-10:01 p.m.):

Households – 8.2/14
Viewers – 13.60M
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9

  • 10:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds-REPEAT (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 8.03M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (CSI: New York – 10:01-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 7.9/15
Viewers – 12.68M
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/9

NBC followed in a tie for first place for the evening with a 5.0/8 household rating/share, was second among viewers with 7.54 million and was tied for third place among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.1/7 HH rating/share [#2]
6.84M
viewers [#2]
2.4/7
A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m: The special Christmas in Rockefeller Center (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 8.78M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (12/3/2008):

Households – 6.5/10 to 5.7/9 (-12%)
Viewers – 10.32M to 8.78M (-15%/-1.54M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 1.8/5 (-18%)

  • 9:00 p.m: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (5.5/9 HH rating/share, 8.29M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? – 8:00-10:01 p.m.):

Households – 4.5/8
Viewers – 7.62M
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m: The Jay Leno Show (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 5.56M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (10:01 p.m.):

Households – 3.2/6 to 3.8/6 (+19%)
Viewers – 5.09M to 5.56M (+9%/+0.47M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.5/4 (-6%)

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share and 7.25 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.3/6 HH rating/share [#3]
5.49M
viewers [#3]
2.0/6
A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.33M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.0/5 to 3.9/6 (+30%)
Viewers – 4.89M to 6.33M (+29%/+1.44M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 2.3/6 (+44%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (TUES; 12/1/2009 – 8:36-10:36 p.m.):

Households – 3.7/6 to 3.9/6 (+5%)
Viewers – 5.84M to 6.33M (+8%/+0.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.3/6 (+4.5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Glee (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 8.17M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.6/6 to 4.8/8 (+33%)
Viewers – 6.17M to 8.17M (+32%/+2.00M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 3.6/9 (+44%)

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share and 5.46 million viewers, but managed a third place tie among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.2/6 HH rating/share [#4]
5.25M
viewers [#4]
1.7/5
A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Modern Family-REPEAT (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 5.97M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Middle (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.40M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.5/6 to 4.0/6 (+14%)
Viewers – 5.94M to 6.40M (+8%/+0.46M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 2.0/6 (+18%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Modern Family-REPEAT (4.1/6 HH rating/share, 6.68M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Modern Family):

Households – 4.1/7
Viewers – 7.15M
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

  • 9:30 p.m.: Cougar Town-REPEAT (3.5/5 HH rating/share, 5.23M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Cougar Town):

Households – 3.3/6
Viewers – 5.54M
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Eastwick (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.25M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (10:01 p.m.):

Households – 2.4/4 to 2.8/5 (+17%)
Viewers – 3.60M to 4.25M (+18%/+0.65M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.3/4 (+18%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.7/1 household rating/share, 1.09 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.8/1 HH rating/share [#5]
1.34M
viewers [#5]
0.4/1
A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl-REPEAT (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.08M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Vampire Diaries-REPEAT (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.10M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Film: Gracie – 8:00 p.m.):

Households – 0.8/1
Viewers – 1.34M
Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Notes: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast affiliate 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 affiliate numbers. (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 “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Also keep in mind that because these are fast affiliate numbers, when the finals are released there may be noticeable changes.

And lastly, there may be some errors in the data due to rounding/human error. I’ll do my best to limit those mistakes and correct them in time for the next week’s report.

Source: Fast Affiliate/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.