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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, December 18, 2009

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

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 3.9/7 HH rating/share and 5.92 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.2/9 HH rating [#1]
7.96M viewers [#1]
1.7/6 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Law & Order-REPEAT (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 6.20M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Law & Order):

Households – 5.7/10
Viewers – 8.81M
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6

  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 5.99M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (Dateline NBC – 12/4/2009):

Households – 4.0/7 to 3.9/7 (-2.5%)
Viewers – 6.17M to 5.99M (-3%/-0.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.4/4 (-7%)

Last week’s numbers (Dateline NBC: The Secret Life of Tiger Woods):

Households – 6.2/11
Viewers – 9.34M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The Jay Leno Show (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.56M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 3.7/7 to 3.6/6 (-3%)
Viewers – 5.72M to 5.56M (-3%/-0.16M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.4/5 (n/c)

Episode-to-episode numbers (THUR; 12/17/2009):

Households – 3.4/6 to 3.6/6 (+6%)
Viewers – 5.21M to 5.56M (+7%/+0.35M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.4/5 (-18%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 3.7/7 HH rating/share, was third among viewers with 5.40 million, but managed a first place tie among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.8/7 HH rating [#2]
5.57M viewers [#2]
1.5/5 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Supernanny (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.10M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.9/5 to 2.8/5 (-3%)
Viewers – 4.45M to 4.10M (-8%/-0.35M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 1.1/4 (-8%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: 20/20 (3.7/7 HH rating/share, 5.39M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 3.1/6
Viewers – 4.65M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4

  • 10:00 p.m.: Another hour of 20/20 (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 6.72M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 5.1/9 to 4.6/8 (-10%)
Viewers – 7.39M to 6.72M (-9%/-0.67M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.8/6 (+6%)

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 3.3/6 HH rating/share, was second among viewers with 5.54 million and managed a first place tie among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.1/5 HH rating [#3]
4.79M
viewers [#3]
1.2/4
A18-49 [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The special Frosty the Snowman-REPEAT (7.00M viewers, 2.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus – 8:00-8:30 p.m.):

Households – 3.2/6
Viewers – 5.20M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5

  • 8:30 p.m.: The special Frosty Returns-REPEAT (6.51M viewers, 1.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Medium-REPEAT (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.51M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs-REPEAT (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 5.35M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.10 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.5/3 HH rating [#4]
2.10M viewers [#4]
0.9/3 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 & 9:00 p.m.: Dollhouse & Dollhouse (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 2.10M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week comparison (Dollhouse – 8:00-10:00 p.m.):

Households – 1.5/3 to 1.4/2 (-7%)
Viewers – 2.42M to 2.10M (-13%/-0.32M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 0.7/2 (-22%)

Last week’s numbers (Dollhouse – 8:00 p.m.):

Households – 1.7/3
Viewers – 2.72M
Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3

Last week’s numbers (Dollhouse – 9:00 p.m.):

Households – 1.4/2
Viewers – 2.12M
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.46 million viewers and a 0.6/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.9/2 HH rating [#5]
1.36M viewers [#5]
0.5/1 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 & 9:00 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries-REPEAT & The Vampire Diaries-REPEAT (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.46M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

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 “20/20” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, December 25, 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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