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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, December 9, 2010

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
7.6/12 12.434M 2.9/8
7.0/11 10.834M 2.7/8
4.2/7 7.016M 2.1/6

3.4/6 5.693M 2.6/7
1.8/3 2.714M 1.0/3

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.6/12 HH rating/share, 12.434 million viewers and a 2.9/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.8/10 HH rating [#1]

9.094M viewers [#1]

1.9/5 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory (7.3/12 HH rating/share, 12.13M viewers, 3.8/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/18/2010):

Households – 7.7/13 to 7.3/12 (-5%)
Viewers – 13.02M to 12.13M (-7%/-0.89M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.3/13 to 3.8/12 (-12%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: $#*! My Dad Says (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 9.50M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/18/2010):

Households – 6.2/10 to 5.7/9 (-8%)
Viewers – 10.13M to 9.50M (-6%/-0.63M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/9 to 2.7/8 (-10%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (7.9/12 HH rating/share, 13.14M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/18/2010):

Households – 8.5/14 to 7.9/12 (-7%)
Viewers – 14.15M to 13.14M (-7%/-1.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.0/8 (-3%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Mentalist (8.4/14 HH rating/share, 13.35M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/18/2010):

Households – 9.0/16 to 8.4/14 (-7%)
Viewers – 14.74M to 13.35M (-9%/-1.39M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/9 to 2.4/7 (-20%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.0/11 HH rating/share, 10.834 million viewers and a 2.7/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.5/9 HH rating [#2]

8.762M viewers [#2]

3.1/8 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Shrek the Halls-REPEAT (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 6.94M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: Disney’s Prep & Landing-REPEAT (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 7.46M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, the Next Chapter (8.8/14 HH rating/share, 13.15M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Grey’s Anatomy – 9:00-10:01):

Households – 7.1/11
Viewers – 11.02M
Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10

  • 10:00 p.m.: Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010 (8.3/14 HH rating/share, 12.15M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Private Practice – 10:01-11:00):

Households – 5.4/9
Viewers – 7.90M
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 4.2/7 HH rating/share and 7.016 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.1/5 HH rating [#t3]

7.000M viewers [#3]

2.1/6 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • Note: Due to its affiliate in Indianapolis showing the NFL Network Thursday night game, ratings for FOX will be adjusted downward when the final nationals are released.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Bones (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 8.76M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.4/9 to 5.3/9 (-2%)
Viewers – 8.83M to 8.76M (-1%/-0.07M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.3/7 (nc)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Fringe (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 5.27M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.2/5 to 3.1/5 (-3%)
Viewers – 5.13M to 5.27M (+3%/+0.14M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.9/5 (+6%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.4/6 HH rating/share and 5.693 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/7 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.1/5 HH rating [#t3]

5.087M viewers [#4]

2.2/6 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • Note: Due to its affiliate in Nashville showing the NFL Network Thursday night game, ratings for NBC will be adjusted downward when the final nationals are released.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Community (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.74M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.9/5 to to 2.8/5 (-3%)
Viewers – 4.55M to 4.74M (+4%/+0.19M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.0/6 (+5%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: 30 Rock (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 5.24M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.1/5 to 3.2/5 (+3%)
Viewers – 5.03M to 5.24M (+4%/+0.21M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.2/6 (-4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: An hour-long episode of The Office (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 7.59M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:00-9:31):

Households – 4.2/7 to 4.3/7 (+2%)
Viewers – 7.31M to 7.59M (+4%/+0.28M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 3.8/10 (+3%)

Last week’s numbers (Outsourced – 9:31-10:01):

Households – 3.1/5
Viewers – 5.31M
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Apprentice (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.50M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.7/5 to 2.8/5 (+4%)
Viewers – 4.12M to 4.50M (+9%/+0.38M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.8/5 (+29%)

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.714 million viewers and a 1.0/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.9/3 HH rating [#5]

3.227M viewers [#5]

1.3/3 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • Note: Due to its affiliate in Houston showing the NFL Network Thursday night game, ratings for The CW will be adjusted downward when the final nationals are released.
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries (2.0/3 HH rating/share, 3.12M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.1/3 to 2.0/3 (-5%)
Viewers – 3.46M to 3.12M (-10%/-0.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.3/4 (-13%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Nikita (1.5/2 HH rating/share, 2.31M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Episode-to-episode numbers (11/11/2010):

Households – 1.4/2 to 1.5/3 (+7%)
Viewers – 2.30M to 2.31M (+0%/+0.01M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/2 to 0.8/2 (nc)

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Notes: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on preliminary data. Comparisons 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 preliminary data. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final numbers for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final numbers for tonight’s episode of “The Mentalist” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, December 16, 2010. Also keep in mind that because these are preliminary 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 weeks report.

Source: The Nielsen Company | Ratings information on this page consists of Preliminary and/or Final National numbers which include both Live viewing and DVR playback for the Same Day (defined as Live + Same Day or 3am-3am viewing). | Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.

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