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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.8/13 household rating/share and 12.11 million viewers, but was involved in a three-way tie for second place among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

6.9/11 HH rating/share [#1]
10.54M viewers [#1]
2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS-REPEAT (9.5/15 HH rating/share, 15.01M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Presidential Address – 8:00-8:38 p.m.):

Not counted in the national ratings

Last week’s numbers (CBS News: Presidential Address Analysis – 8:38-9:00 p.m.):

Households – 5.8/9
Viewers – 8.95M
Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5

  • 9:00 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles-REPEAT (7.7/12 HH rating/share, 12.16M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Good Wife-REPEAT (6.2/11 HH rating/share, 9.17M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show):

Households – 5.2/9
Viewers – 8.01M
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.2/12 household rating/share and 11.75 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.3/12 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.9/9 HH rating/share [#2]
9.34M viewers [#2]
3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The eighth season/cycle finale of The Biggest Loser (7.6/12 HH rating/share, 13.43M viewers, 5.0/13 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (12/16/2008 – sixth season/cycle finale):

Households – 7.2/11 to 7.6/12 (+6%)
Viewers – 11.83M to 13.43M (+13.5%/+1.60M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.6/12 to 5.0/13 (+9%)

Season finale comparison (5/12/2009 – seventh season/cycle finale):

Households – 7.1/11 to 7.6/12 (+7%)
Viewers – 11.85M to 13.43M (+13%/+1.58M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.7/13 to 5.0/13 (+6%)

Week-to-week numbers (9:00-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 6.3/10 to 7.6/12 (+21%)
Viewers – 9.99M to 13.43M (+34%/+3.44M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 5.0/13 (+35%)

Last week’s numbers (Presidential Address – 8:00-8:45 p.m.):

Not counted in the national ratings

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The Jay Leno Show (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.40M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (MON; 12/7/2009 – The Jay Leno Show – 10:01-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 3.2/5 to 5.4/9 (+69%)
Viewers – 4.68M to 8.40M (+79.5%/+3.72M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 2.9/8 (+107%)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share and 6.89 million viewers, but finished in a three-way tie for second place among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.5/6 HH rating/share [#3]
5.49M viewers [#t3]
1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The special A Charlie Brown Christmas-REPEAT (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 11.30M viewers, 3.7/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (12/16/2008 – A Charlie Brown Christmas-REPEAT):

Households – 4.7/7 to 5.8/9 (+23%)
Viewers – 8.37M to 11.30M (+35%/+2.93M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 3.7/11 (+28%)

Last week’s numbers (Presidential Address):

Not counted in the national ratings

  • 8:30 p.m.: The premiere of the special Disney’s Prep & Landing (5.9/9 HH rating/share, 12.14M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Scrubs (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.44M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (ninth season premiere):

Households – 2.9/4 to 3.3/5 (+14%)
Viewers – 4.63M to 5.44M (+17.5%/+0.81M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 2.3/6 (+15%)

  • 9:30 p.m.: The second season premiere of Better off Ted (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.82M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Season premiere comparison (WED; 3/18/2009 from 8:30-9:00 p.m. – series/season one premiere):

Households – 3.6/6 to 2.5/4 (-31%)
Viewers – 5.50M to 3.82M (-31%/-1.68M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 1.5/4 (-29%)

Last week’s numbers (Scrubs):

Households – 2.8/4
Viewers – 4.43M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5

  • 10:00 p.m.: the forgotten-REPEAT (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.31M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (the forgotten):

Households – 3.6/6
Viewers – 5.48M
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.8/6 household rating/share and 6.23 million viewers, but was in a three-way tie for second place among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.4/5 HH rating/share [#4]
5.49M viewers [#t3]
2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 6.23M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:36-10:00 p.m.):

Households – 3.7/6 to 3.8/6 (+3%)
Viewers – 5.84M to 6.23M (+7%/+0.39M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.4/6 (+9%)

Last week’s numbers (Presidential Address – 8:00-8:36 p.m.):

Not counted in the national ratings

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.1/2 household rating/share, 1.60 million viewers and a 0.8/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.3/2 HH rating/share [#5]
1.81M viewers [#5]
0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210 (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 1.93M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.5/2 to 1.4/2 (-7%)
Viewers – 2.15M to 1.93M (-10%/-0.22M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.0/3 (-9%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Melrose Place (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.28M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.0/2 to 0.9/1 (-10%)
Viewers – 1.41M to 1.28M (-9%/-0.13M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.7/2 (n/c)

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 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 “The Biggest Loser” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, December 15, 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.

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