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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, December 24, 2009

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
n/a 6.84M 1.3/5
n/a 5.31M 1.6/5
n/a 3.34M 0.9/3
n/a 2.74M 0.8/3
n/a 1.05M 0.4/1

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

Note: HH Rating/share data was not available for this evening.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with 6.84 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

8.9/15 HH rating [#1]

14.57M viewers [#1]

3.6/10 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: CSI: New York-REPEAT (5.17M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Survivor: Samoa):

Households – 7.3/12
Viewers – 12.46M
Adults 18-49 – 3.9/12

  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-REPEAT (7.16M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation):

Households – 9.5/15
Viewers – 15.58M
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/10

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Mentalist-REPEAT (8.18M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Mentalist):

Households – 9.9/17
Viewers – 15.77M
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/10

NBC followed in second place for the evening with 5.31 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.3/7 HH rating [#2]

6.90M viewers [#2]

2.6/8 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Film: It’s a Wonderful Life-REPEAT (5.31M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (SNL Presents A Very Gilly Christmas – 8:00-10:01 p.m.):

Households – 4.7/8
Viewers – 7.79M
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9

Last week’s numbers (The Jay Leno Show – 10:01-11:00 p.m.):

Households – 3.4/6
Viewers – 5.21M
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5

FOX finished in third place for the evening with 3.34 million viewers and a 0.9/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

3.5/6 HH rating [#3]

5.40M viewers [#3]

1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Bones-REPEAT (3.56M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Fringe-REPEAT (2.43M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with 2.74 million viewers and a 0.8/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.7/4 HH rating [#4]

3.68M viewers [#4]

1.0/3 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Disney’s Prep & Landing-REPEAT (3.33 viewers, 0.9/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Middle-REPEAT (2.72M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Modern Family-REPEAT (3.36M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: Cougar Town-REPEAT (2.67M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy-REPEAT (2.18M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with 1.05 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.2/2 HH rating [#5]

1.87M viewers [#5]

0.8/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries-REPEAT (957,000 viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural-REPEAT (946,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).


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 “[there was no original programming this evening]” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, December 31, 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 Zap2It, PI Feedback, and TV by the Numbers.