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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, December 6, 2009

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

NBC finished in first place for the evening with an 9.1/14 HH rating/share, 15.10 million viewers a 5.6/14 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

8.4/13 HH Rating/Share [#1]
14.00M Viewers [#1]
5.4/13 A18-49 Rating [#1]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on final national numbers.
  • 7:00 (7:30) p.m: Football Night in America (9.70M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Football Night in America, Part 2 – 7:30 p.m.):

Households – 3.0/5
Viewers – 4.80M
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5

Last week’s numbers (Football Night in America, Part 3 – 7:58 p.m.):

Households – 6.2/10
Viewers – 10.14M
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10

  • 8:30 (8:31) p.m: Sunday Night Football: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals (18.33M viewers, 6.8/16 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – 8:31-11:50 p.m.):

Households – 11.5/18
Viewers – 19.21M to 18.33M (-5%/-0.88M)
Adults 18-49 – 7.7/19 to 6.8/16 (-12%)

Last week’s numbers (Sunday Night Football: Pre-Kick – 8:22-8:31 p.m.):

Households – 8.4/13
Viewers – 13.93M
Adults 18-49 – 5.0/13

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.7/10 HH rating/share and 11.03 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 3.4/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.2/10 HH Rating/Share [#3]
10.03M Viewers [#3]
3.1/8 A18-49 Rating [#3]

  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 8.19M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.7/7 to 4.5/7 (-4%)
Viewers – 8.20M to 8.19M (-0%/-0.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.0/5 (-5%)

  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (6.1/9 HH rating/share, 10.33M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.1/9 to 6.1/9 (n/c)
Viewers – 10.36M to 10.33M (-3%/-0.03M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/7 to 3.0/7 (n/c)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (9.1/13 HH rating/share, 14.71M viewers, 4.8/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:00-10:01 p.m.):

Households – 7.9/12 to 9.1/13 (+15%)
Viewers – 12.78M to 14.71M (+15%/+1.93M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/10 to 4.8/11 (+9%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (7.2/12 HH rating/share, 10.88M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (10:01-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 5.8/10 to 7.2/12 (+24%)
Viewers – 8.69M to 10.88M (+25%/+2.19M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 3.7/9 (+28%)

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 6.4/10 HH rating/share and 10.29 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

Last Week

7.8/12 HH Rating/Share [#2]
12.61M Viewers [#2]
2.6/6 A18-49 Rating [#4]

  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (7.6/12 HH rating/share, 11.81M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:30-8:30 p.m.):

Households – 9.0/14 to 7.6/12 (-16%)
Viewers – 14.38M to 11.81M (-18%/-2.57M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.1/6 (-19%)

  • 8:00 p.m.: The 15th season/cycle finale of The Amazing Race (7.1/11 HH rating/share, 12.32M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (12/7/2008 – 13th season/cycle finale):

Households – 6.2/9 to 7.1/11 (+14.5%)
Viewers – 10.50M to 12.32M (+17%/+1.82M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.7/9 (+19%)

Season finale comparison (5/10/2009 – 8:30-9:30 p.m. 14th season/cycle finale):

Households – 5.9/10 to 7.1/11 (+20%)
Viewers – 10.49M to 12.32M (+17.5%/+1.83M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9 to 3.7/9 (+19%)

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.8/10 to 7.1/11 (+4%)
Viewers – 11.61M to 12.32M (+6%/+0.71M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 3.7/9 (+9%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Cold Case (6.1/9 HH rating/share, 9.71M viewers, 2.2/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/22/2009 – 9:30-10:30 p.m.):

Households – 6.1/10 to 6.1/9 (n/c)
Viewers – 9.55M to 9.71M (+2%/+0.16M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5 to 2.2/5 (+5%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles-REPEAT (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.30M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Special: A Dog Named Christmas – 9:00-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 7.7/12
Viewers – 12.36M
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.7/9 HH rating/share and 9.45 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.9/10 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.5/8 HH Rating/Share [#4]
9.46M Viewers [#4]
4.2/10 A18-49 Rating [#2]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 4:56 p.m.: Fox NFL Sunday Football (16.6/29 HH rating/share, 27.83M viewers, 10.0/30 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (Fox NFL Sunday Football – 4:24-7:31 p.m.):

Households – 14.3/26 to 16.6/29 (+16%)
Viewers – 23.56M to 27.83M (+18%/+4.27M)
Adults 18-49 – 8.4/27 to 10.0/30 (+19%)

  • 7:28 p.m.: Fox NFL Sunday Football: Post-Game (11.4/19 HH rating/share, 18.98M viewers, 7.3/21 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:33 p.m.: The OT (8.4/14 HH rating/share, 13.73M viewers, 5.4/15 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:31-8:00 p.m.):

Households – 6.4/11 to 8.4/14 (+31%)
Viewers – 10.49M to 13.73M (+31%/+3.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.3/12 to 5.4/15 (+26%)

  • 7:54 p.m.: BCS Selection Show (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.28M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (12/7/2008 – 7:54-8:30 p.m.):

Households – 6.3/10 to 5.8/9 (-17%)
Viewers – 10.46M to 9.28M (-18%/-1.89M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.1/11 to 3.7/10 (-17%)

Last week’s numbers (The Simpsons – 8:00-8:31 p.m.):

Households – 5.0/8
Viewers – 8.87M
Adults 18-49 – 4.2/10

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Simpsons-REPEAT (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.48M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Cleveland Show – 8:31-9:01):

Households – 4.1/6
Viewers – 7.17M
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/8

  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy-REPEAT (3.5/5 HH rating/share, 6.13M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Family Guy – 9:01-9:31 p.m.):

Households – 4.9/7
Viewers – 8.50M
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/10

  • 9:30 p.m.: American Dad-REPEAT (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 4.40M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (American Dad – 9:31-10:00 p.m.):

Households – 3.8/6
Viewers – 6.38M
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8

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 “Desperate Housewives” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, December 13, 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/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.