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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, December 4, 2009

Head on over the jump to check out the rest of the night’s complete ratings and breakdown’s.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 4.8/8 HH rating/share, 7.53 million viewers and a 1.8/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.5/6 HH rating [#1]
5.31M
viewers [#1]
1.2/4
A18-49 [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (5.2/9 HH rating/share, 8.23M viewers, 1.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/20/2009):

Households – 5.3/10 to 5.2/9 (-2%)
Viewers – 8.42M to 8.23M (-2%/-0.19M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7 to 1.9/7 (-5%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Medium (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.96M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/20/2009):

Households – 5.0/9 to 4.4/7 (-12%)
Viewers – 7.84M to 6.96M (-11%/-0.88M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 1.8/5 (-5%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.38M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/20/2009):

Households – 5.0/9 to 4.7/8 (-6%)
Viewers – 7.83M to 7.38M (-6%/-0.45M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.6/5 (-6%)

NBC followed in a tie for second place for the evening with a 3.2/6 HH rating/share, and was alone in second among both viewers (5.11 million) and adults 18-49 (1.3/4 rating/share).

Last Week:

2.4/4 HH rating [#4]
3.74M viewers [#4]
1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The special A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa-REPEAT (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 4.27M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last year’s numbers (WED; 12/17/2008 – A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa premiere):

Households – 4.1/7
Viewers – 7.47M
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7

  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 6.28M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/20/2009):

Households – 4.9/9 to 4.0/7 (-18%)
Viewers – 7.44M to 6.28M (-16%/-1.16M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.5/5 (n/c)

Last week’s numbers (Film: The 40-Year-Old Virgin-REPEAT – 8:00-10:01 p.m.):

Households – 2.4/4
Viewers – 3.76M
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The Jay Leno Show (3.2/6 HH rating/share, 4.78M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 2.2/4 to 3.2/6 (+45.5%)
Viewers – 3.47M to 4.78M (+38%/+1.31M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 1.3/4 (+30%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (THUR; 12/3/2009):

Households – 3.2/5 to 3.2/6 (n/c)
Viewers – 4.72M to 4.78M (+1%/+0.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.3/4 (-13%)

ABC finished in a tie for second place for the evening with a 3.2/5 HH rating/share, but was third among both viewers (4.56 million) and adults 18-49 (1.2/4 rating/share).

Last Week:

2.9/5 HH rating [#2]
4.37M viewers [#3]
1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#t3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The special Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 3.70M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Supernanny):

Households – 2.2/4
Viewers – 3.30M
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3

  • 9:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.23M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.3/4 to 2.9/5 (+26%)
Viewers – 3.26M to 4.23M (+30%/+0.97M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 1.2/4 (+33%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 5.73M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.1/8 to 4.0/7 (-2%)
Viewers – 6.30M to 5.73M (-9%/-0.57M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.6/5 (-6%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.05 million viewers and a 0.8/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.6/5 HH rating [#3]
4.79M viewers [#2]
1.4/4 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Dollhouse (1.5/3 HH rating/share, 2.17M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (10/23/2009 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.):

Households – 1.3/2 to 1.5/3 (+15%)
Viewers – 2.09M to 2.17M (+4%/+0.08M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3 to 0.8/3 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Another episode of Dollhouse (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.94M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Film: Ice Age 2: The Meltdown – 8:00-10:00 p.m.):

Households – 2.6/5
Viewers – 4.85M
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.2/2 HH rating/share, 2.02 million viewers and a 0.8/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.8/1 HH rating [#5]
1.21M viewers [#5]
0.5/1 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.82M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The special Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer-REPEAT (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 2.22M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (12/5/2008 – Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer-REPEAT - 8:00-9:00 p.m.):

Households – 1.2/2 to 1.3/2 (+8%)
Viewers – 1.87M to 2.22M (+19%/+0.35M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2 to 0.7/2 (+17%)

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: 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 affiliates. (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 “Ghost Whisperer” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, December 11, 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.

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

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