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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.3/12 household rating/share, 11.58 million viewers and a 3.1/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.0/8 HH rating/share [#t1]
8.42M
viewers [#1]
2.8/8
A18-49 rating/share [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.71M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/25/2009):

Households – 4.2/8 to 5.0/8 (+19%)
Viewers – 6.86M to 7.71M (+12%/+0.85M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 2.2/7 (+29%)

Last week’s numbers (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-REPEAT – 8:00-9:00 p.m.):

Households – 5.6/9
Viewers – 10.59M
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/11

  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.16M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/25/2009):

Households – 4.0/7 to 4.5/7 (+12.5%)
Viewers – 6.68M to 7.16M (+7%/+0.48M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 2.4/7 (+33%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (8.9/14 HH rating/share, 14.31M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/25/2009 – 9:00-10:01 p.m.):

Households – 8.2/14 to 8.9/14 (+8.5%)
Viewers – 13.60M to 14.31M (+5%/+0.71M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.8/10 (+19%)

Last week’s numbers (Grammy Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night – 9:00-10:00 p.m.):

Households – 3.9/6
Viewers – 6.28M
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6

  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: New York (8.4/14 HH rating/share, 13.00M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/25/2009 – 10:01-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 7.9/15 to 8.4/14 (+6%)
Viewers – 12.68M to 13.00M (+2.5%/+0.32M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/9 to 3.2/9 (+14%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.5/9 household rating/share and 8.95 million viewers, and was tied for second place among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.5/6 HH rating/share [#4]
5.46M
viewers [#4]
1.8/5
A18-49 rating/share [#t3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Shrek the Halls-REPEAT (8.53M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Middle (7.67M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.8/6
Viewers – 6.19M to 7.67M (+24%/+1.48M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.5/7 (+25%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Modern Family (5.5/9 HH rating/share, 9.62M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/25/2009):

Households – 4.1/7 to 5.5/9 (+34%)
Viewers – 7.15M to 9.62M (+35%/+2.47M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 3.8/10 (+52%)

  • 9:30 p.m.: Cougar Town (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.92M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/25/2009):

Households – 3.3/6 to 4.3/7 (+30%)
Viewers – 5.54M to 6.92M (+25%/+1.38M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.8/7 (+47%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The special Barbara Walters Presents: 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 (7.1/12 HH rating/share, 10.47M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (THUR; 12/4/2008 – Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008):

Households – 8.7/15 to 7.1/12 (-18%)
Viewers – 13.19M to 10.47M (-21%/-2.72M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.2/11 to 3.1/9 (-26%)

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

Households – 2.8/5
Viewers – 4.25M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 4.5/7 household rating/share and 7.38 million viewers, but managed a second place tie among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/8 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.4/7 HH rating/share [#3]
7.25M
viewers [#3]
3.0/8
A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.66M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.9/6 to 4.1/7 (+5%)
Viewers – 6.27M to 6.66M (+6%/+0.39M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.3/7 (n/c)

Episode-to-episode numbers (TUES; 12/8/2009 – 8:00-10:00 p.m.):

Households – 3.8/6 to 4.1/7 (+8%)
Viewers – 6.25M to 6.66M (+7%/+0.41M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.3/7 (-4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Glee (4.8/7 HH rating/share, 8.10M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.8/8 to 4.8/7 (n/c)
Viewers – 8.15M to 8.10M (-1%/-0.05M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.6/9 (n/c)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share, 6.55 million viewers and a 1.8/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.0/8 HH rating/share [#t1]
7.54M
viewers [#2]
1.8/5
A18-49 rating/share [#t3]

  • 8:00 p.m: Mercy (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.14M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/18/2009):

Households – 5.1/8 to 4.5/7 (-12%)
Viewers – 7.76M to 7.14M (-8%/-0.62M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 1.8/5 (-10%)

Last week’s numbers (Christmas in Rockefeller Center):

Households – 5.6/9
Viewers – 8.69M
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5

  • 9:00 p.m: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 7.97M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m: The Jay Leno Show (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.53M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 3.7/6 to 3.0/5 (-19%)
Viewers – 5.52M to 4.53M (-18%/-0.99M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.3/4 (-13%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (TUE; 12/8/2009 – 10:01-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 5.3/9 to 3.0/5 (-43%)
Viewers – 8.33M to 4.53M (-46%/-3.80M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 1.3/4 (-55%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.9/1 household rating/share, 1.30 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.7/1 HH rating/share [#5]
1.09M
viewers [#5]
0.4/1
A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl-REPEAT (0.6/1 HH rating/share, 911,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show-REPEAT (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.68M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (12/17/2008 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. – Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show-REPEAT):

Households – 1.6/3 to 1.2/2 (-25%)
Viewers – 2.44M to 1.68M (-31%/-0.76M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 0.7/2 (-22%)

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 “Criminal Minds” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, December 16, 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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