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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, December 16, 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 7.4/12 household rating/share, 11.99 million viewers and a 3.1/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

7.3/12 HH rating/share [#1]
11.58M
viewers [#1]
3.1/8
A18-49 rating/share [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (4.9/8 HH rating/share, 7.82M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.8/8 to 4.9/8 (+2%)
Viewers – 7.49M to 7.82M (+4%/+0.33M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.4/7 (+9%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 7.92M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.4/7 to 4.8/8 (+9%)
Viewers – 7.01M to 7.92M (+13%/+0.91M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.5/7 (+9%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (9.0/14 HH rating/share, 14.60M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.9/14 to 9.0/14 (+1%)
Viewers – 14.43M to 14.60M (+1%/+0.17M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 3.7/10 (-5%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: New York (8.5/15 HH rating/share, 13.50M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.4/14 to 8.5/15 (+1%/)
Viewers – 12.97M to 13.50M (+4%/+0.53M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.1/9 (-3%)

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 4.3/7 household rating/share, 7.03 million viewers with a 2.6/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.5/7 HH rating/share [#3]
7.38M
viewers [#3]
3.0/8
A18-49 rating/share [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The first ever fall finale of So You Think You Can Dance (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 7.03M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (THUR; 8/6/2009):

Households – 5.7/10 to 4.3/7 (-25%)
Viewers – 9.57M to 7.03M (-26.5%/-2.54M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/11 to 2.6/7 (-26%)

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.2/7 to 4.3/7 (+2%)
Viewers – 6.69M to 7.03M (+5%/+0.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.6/7 (+13%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (TUES; 12/15/2009 – 8:00-9:01 p.m.):

Households – 3.8/6 to 4.3/7 (+13%)
Viewers – 6.34M to 7.03M (+11%/+0.69M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.6/7 (+13%)

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

Households – 4.8/7
Viewers – 8.13M
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.9/7 household rating/share, 6.23 million viewers and a 2.0/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

4.2/7 HH rating/share [#4]
6.55M
viewers [#4]
1.8/5
A18-49 rating/share [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m: Day three of The Sing-Off (4.1/6 HH rating/share, 6.61M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (MON; 12/14/2009 & TUES; 12/15/2009):

Households – 4.1/6 to 4.1/7 (n/c) to 4.1/6 (n/c)
Viewers – 6.89M to 6.86M (-0%/-0.03M) to 6.61M (-4%/-0.25M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.6/7 (+13%) to 2.1/6 (-19%)

Last week’s numbers (Mercy):

Households – 4.5/7
Viewers – 7.01M
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m: The Jay Leno Show (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.46M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 2.9/5 to 3.5/6 (+21%)
Viewers – 4.50M to 5.46M (+21%/+0.96M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.6/4 (+23%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (TUE; 12/15/2009 – 10:01-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 3.4/6 to 3.5/6 (+3%)
Viewers – 5.20M to 5.46M (+5%/+0.26M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.6/4 (-11%)

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.0/5 household rating/share, 4.92 million viewers and a 1.7/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.5/9 HH rating/share [#2]
8.95M
viewers [#2]
3.0/8
A18-49 rating/share [#t2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Disney’s Prep & Landing-REPEAT (6.79M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Shrek the Halls-REPEAT):

Households – 4.7/8
Viewers – 8.43M
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Middle-REPEAT (5.51M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Middle):

Households – 4.4/7
Viewers – 7.69M
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7

  • 9:00 p.m.: Modern Family-REPEAT (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 5.22M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Modern Family):

Households – 5.6/9
Viewers – 9.67M
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10

  • 9:30 p.m.: Cougar Town-REPEAT (2.8/4 HH rating/share, 4.62M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Cougar Town):

Households – 4.4/7
Viewers – 7.01M
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Eastwick (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.69M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (12/2/2009 – 10:01-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 2.8/5 to 2.4/4 (-14%)
Viewers – 4.25M to 3.69M (-13%/-0.56M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.3/4 (n/c)

Last week’s numbers (Barbara Walters Presents: 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 7.1/12
Viewers – 10.55M
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.9/1 household rating/share, 1.36 million viewers and a 0.6/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.9/1 HH rating/share [#5]
1.30M
viewers [#5]
0.5/1
A18-49 rating/share [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries-REPEAT (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.34M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries-REPEAT (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.38M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 1.2/2
Viewers – 1.70M
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2

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 23, 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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