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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, December 20, 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 7.6/12 HH rating/share and 13.34 million viewers, but was third among among adults 18-49 with a 3.8/10 rating/share.

Last Week

7.7/12 HH Rating/Share [#2]
12.27M Viewers [#2]
2.9/7 A18-49 Rating [#2]

  • Note: There was a Football game on in some markets which resulted in preemptions in certain markets.  Because of that, and because of a slight overrun for Survivor, the following numbers, for CBS only, are based on the the final national numbers.
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (8.2/14 HH rating/share, 12.72M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:21-8:21 p.m.):

Households – 10.2/16 to 8.2/14 (-20%)
Viewers – 16.24M to 12.72M (-22%/-3.52M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 2.2/6 (-39%)

Last week’s numbers (CBS Sunday Football – 4:15-7:21 p.m.):

Households – 14.7/27
Viewers – 24.13M
Adults 18-49 – 8.3/27

  • 8:00 p.m.: The two-hour season finale of Survivor Samoa (7.6/12 HH rating/share, 13.96M viewers, 4.4/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (THUR; 12/17/2009 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.):

Households – 7.3/12 to 7.6/12 (+4%)
Viewers – 12.46M to 13.96M (+12%/+1.50M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/12 to 4.4/11 (+13%)

Season finale comparison (Survivor: Gabon – 12/14/2008 – 8:31-10:39 p.m.):

Households – 7.8/12 to 7.6/12 (-3%)
Viewers – 13.77M to 13.96M (+1%/+0.19M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/10 to 4.4/11 (n/c)

Season finale comparison (Survivor: Tocantins – 5/17/2009 – 8:00-10:08 p.m.):

Households – 7.0/11 to 7.6/12 (+9%)
Viewers – 12.94M to 13.96M (+8%/+1.02M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.2/11 to 4.4/11 (+5%)

Last week’s numbers (Cold Case – 9:21-10:21 p.m.):

Households – 6.5/10
Viewers – 10.30M
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5

  • 10:09 p.m.: Survivor Samoa: Reunion Show (6.4/11 HH rating/share, 11.68M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (Survivor: Gabon – The Reunion – 12/14/2008 – 10:39-11:31 p.m.):

Households – 7.0/12 to 6.4/11 (-9%)
Viewers – 11.74M to 11.68M (-0.5%-0.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.8/10 (n/c)

Season finale comparison (Survivor: Tocantins – The Reunion – 5/17/2009 – 10:08-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 6.4/11 to 6.4/11 (n/c)
Viewers – 11.59M to 11.68M (+1%/+0.09M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.1/10 to 3.8/10 (-7%)

NBC followed in second place for the evening with an 7.9/12 HH rating/share and 13.00 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.5/12 rating/share.

Last Week:

9.6/15 HH Rating/Share [#1]
15.74M Viewers [#1]
5.7/15 A18-49 Rating [#1]

  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:30 p.m: Football Night in America, Part 2 (1.9/3 HH rating/share, 2.98M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:30):

Households – 4.2/7 to 1.9/3 (-55%)
Viewers – 6.67M to 2.98M (-55%/-3.69M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 0.9/3 (-62.5%)

  • 7:56 p.m: Football Night in America, Part 3 (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 9.93M viewers, 3.3/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:58):

Households – 6.2/10 to 6.0/10 (-3%)
Viewers – 10.11M to 9.93M (-2%/-0.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/10 to 3.3/10 (-6%)

  • 8:22 p.m: Sunday Night Football: Pre-Kick (7.9/13 HH rating/share, 13.06M viewers, 4.2/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:22-8:31):

Households – 9.1/15 to 7.9/13 (-13%)
Viewers – 15.08M to 13.06M (-13%/-2.02M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.1/14 to 4.2/12 (-18%)

  • 8:31 p.m: Sunday Night Football: Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers (11.0/18 HH rating/share, 18.19M viewers, 6.5/17 A18-49 rating/share).

    Week-to-week numbers (Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants – 8:31-11:51):

    Households – 12.7/21 to 11.0/18 (-13%)
    Viewers – 20.88M to 18.19M (-13%/-2.69M)
    Adults 18-49 – 7.8/20 to 6.5/17 (-17%)

    FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 6.3/10 HH rating/share and 10.79 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.4/12 rating/share.

    Last Week:

    3.2/5 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    5.61M Viewers [#4]
    2.5/6 A18-49 Rating [#4]

      • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for Fox only, will be updated with the final national numbers as soon as they are released.
      • 4:22 p.m.: Fox Sunday Football (15.1/28 HH rating/share, 25.83M viewers, 8.9/30 A18-49 rating/share).
      • 7:54 p.m.: Fox Sunday Football: Post-Gun (9.0/15 HH rating/share, 15.24M viewers, 5.7/17 A18-49 rating/share).

      Last week’s numbers (Brothers – 7:00-7:16):

      Households – 1.0/2
      Viewers – 1.46M
      Adults 18-49 – 0.5/1

      Last week’s numbers (Brothers – 7:16-7:29):

      Households – 1.3/2
      Viewers – 2.08M
      Adults 18-49 – 0.8/1

      Last week’s numbers (Brothers – 7:29-7:59):

      Households – 1.6/3
      Viewers – 2.62M
      Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3

      • 8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons-REPEAT (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 8.15M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

      Last week’s numbers (The Simpsons – 7:59-8:30):

      Households – 3.8/6
      Viewers – 6.97M
      Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8

      • 8:30 p.m.: The Cleveland Show-REPEAT (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.90M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).

      Last week’s numbers (The Cleveland Show – 8:30-9:00):

      Households – 3.7/6
      Viewers – 6.53M
      Adults 18-49 – 3.0/7

      • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy-REPEAT (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 6.28M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

      Last week’s numbers (Family Guy – 9:00-9:31):

      Households – 4.4/7
      Viewers – 7.66M
      Adults 18-49 – 3.8/9

      • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: American Dad-REPEAT (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 5.08M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).

      Last week’s numbers (The Cleveland Show – 9:31-10:00):

      Households – 3.6/5
      Viewers – 6.19M
      Adults 18-49 – 3.1/7

      ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.6/6 HH rating/share, 6.28 million viewers and a 1.7/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

      Last Week:

      6.1/10 HH Rating/Share [#3]
      10.25M Viewers [#3]
      2.8/7 A18-49 Rating [#3]

      • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos-REPEAT (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 7.00M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

      Last week’s numbers (America’s Funniest Home Videos):

      Households – 4.7/8
      Viewers – 8.68M
      Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6

      • 8:00 p.m.: Film: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 7.06M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

      Last week’s numbers (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition):

      Households – 6.1/9
      Viewers – 10.34M
      Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8

      • 10:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives-REPEAT (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.02M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).

      Last week’s numbers (Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special):

      Households – 7.8/13
      Viewers – 11.95M
      Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7

      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 “Survivor: Samoa” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, December 27, 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.