Saturday, July 18, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 7, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 11th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast ratings:
ProgramHHA18-49A25-54Viewers
(millions)
10 MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE OF 20088.7/15 4.2/11 4.8/1213.191
20/204.3/8 1.8/6 2.2/66.438
30 ROCK4.3/7 3.4/8 3.4/87.182
48 HOURS4.6/8 1.7/5 2.2/66.68
60 MINUTES8.8/14 2.5/7 3.5/813.794
ABC SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 5.5/10 2.9/9 3.2/98.762
ACCORDING TO JIM-9:30P3.5/5 2.0/5 2.4/55.46
ACCORDING TO JIM-9P3.7/6 2.2/6 2.5/66.134
ALLSTATE BCS SELECTION SHOW 6.3/10 4.1/11 4.4/1010.462
AMAZING RACE 6.2/9 3.1/8 4.0/910.504
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED 3.5/6 1.9/6 2.3/65.609
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?3.5/6 1.1/4 1.4/45.458
BIGGEST LOSER 5.5/8 3.4/9 3.7/98.755
BOSTON LEGAL 5.2/9 2.2/6 3.0/78.106
BROTHERS & SISTERS 6.8/11 3.9/9 4.5/1010.545
CHRISTMAS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER 6.5/10 2.2/6 2.9/710.324
CHUCK 4.5/7 2.5/6 2.8/77.335
COPS 3.3/6 1.9/6 2.2/65.286
CRUSOE 1.5/3 0.5/2 0.6/22.42
CSI 10.7/16 4.6/12 6.2/1417.476
DATELINE 2.7/5 1.1/3 1.3/43.831
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES 9.9/15 6.0/14 6.7/1416.088
DIRTY SEXY MONEY 3.9/7 1.7/5 2.2/65.642
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! 3.2/5 1.5/4 1.7/55.237
ELEVENTH HOUR 7.0/12 2.7/7 3.8/910.864
ELI STONE 3.2/5 1.5/4 2.1/54.94
ER 5.3/9 3.2/9 3.7/98.202
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION 6.2/9 3.3/8 3.9/910.395
FRINGE 5.3/8 3.6/9 4.0/98.535
FRONT OF THE CLASS 7.6/12 2.8/7 3.6/811.880
GHOST WHISPERER 6.2/11 2.5/8 3.3/109.710
GOSSIP GIRL 2.2/3 1.5/4 1.1/33.110
GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT 4.3/7 2.4/6 2.7/66.986
GRANDMA GOT RUNOVER BY A REINDEER 1.2/2 0.6/2 0.7/21.87
GREATEST HOLIDAY MOMENTS 2.9/5 1.0/3 1.3/44.437
GREY'S ANATOMY 10.0/15 5.5/14 6.0/1415.279
HEROES 4.9/7 3.6/9 3.7/87.995
HOUSE 7.5/12 5.0/14 5.6/1412.517
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS-MON5.9/9 3.8/9 4.3/1011.414
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS-FRI3.3/6 2.1/7 2.3/76.077
KATH & KIM 3.2/5 2.2/6 2.4/64.914
LAW & ORDER 7.5/13 3.0/8 3.9/1011.309
LAW & ORDER: SVU 7.0/12 3.6/10 4.2/1110.331
LIFE 5.3/8 2.4/6 3.0/78.148
LIPSTICK JUNGLE 2.4/4 1.1/3 1.3/33.44
MY NAME IS EARL 3.9/6 2.5/7 2.8/86.132
MY WORST OWN ENEMY 2.6/4 1.6/4 1.9/53.939
NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 8.1/13 5.0/12 5.4/1213.286
NCIS 11.5/18 3.7/10 5.3/1318.518
NUMB3RS6.3/11 2.4/7 3.3/99.877
PRISON BREAK 3.5/5 2.2/5 2.4/55.840
PRIVATE PRACTICE 5.4/8 2.5/7 2.9/77.782
PRIVILEGED -MON 1.4/2 1.0/2 0.8/22.202
PUSHING DAISIES 3.2/5 1.6/4 1.9/54.87
RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER 6.2/10 4.2/12 4.8/1211.815
SAMANTHA WHO?-9:30P4.3/7 2.1/5 2.7/66.510
SAMANTHA WHO?-9P3.8/6 1.9/5 2.4/56.038
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN  4.7/7 3.1/8 3.4/88.896
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES 3.6/5 2.2/6 2.5/65.823
SECRET MILLIONAIRE-8P4.1/7 2.3/7 2.7/76.666
SECRET MILLIONAIRE-9P5.0/8 3.0/8 3.4/88.051
SHREK THE HALLS 6.2/9 3.3/9 4.0/1011.144
STYLISTA 0.9/1 0.5/1 0.5/11.249
SURVIVOR: GABON 7.5/12 3.9/11 5.3/1412.727
THE CUTTING EDGE 1.1/2 0.6/1 0.7/11.617
THE MENTALIST 11.6/18 3.8/9 5.4/1218.742
THE OFFICE 4.9/7 4.4/11 4.2/108.456
THE OT 9.6/16 6.3/17 6.9/1716.220
THE SIMPSONS 4.0/6 2.9/7 2.9/66.434
THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS 1.1/2 0.5/2 0.6/21.75
TY PENNINGTON: BEHIND THE SCENES 3.4/5 1.7/5 2.0/55.603
UGLY BETTY 5.7/9 2.6/7 3.0/88.370
VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW 5.4/9 3.6/10 3.2/88.680
WITHOUT A TRACE 8.0/13 2.6/7 3.6/912.319
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN 2.1/4 1.3/4 1.4/43.70

Cable ratings: 18-49 ratings are provided wherever available
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
18-49
Rating
JAGUARS/TEXANSESPN8.8973.4
MERRY X-MAS, DRAKE & JOSHNICK8.095-
LIBRARIAN: CURSE OF JUDAS CHALICETNT5.4401.7
WWE ENTERTAINMENTUSA5.0721.9
LEVERAGETNT4.9871.6
SPONGEBOB-FRI 7:30PNICK4.932-
WWE ENTERTAINMENTUSA4.8811.9
FLIRTING WITH FORTYLIFETIME4.0532.0
LIBRARIAN: RETURN OF KING SOLOMONTNT3.963-
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMASFAM3.8571.4
THE POLAR EXPRESSDISNEY3.521-
HOUSE OF PAYNETBS3.5171.1
THE CHRISTMAS CHOIRHALLMARK3.3941.0
AN ACCIDENTAL CHRISTMASLIFETIME3.011-
BACK AT THE BARNYARDNICK2.915-
LIBRARIAN: QUEST FOR THE SPEARTNT2.864-
THE HILLSMTV2.721.7
FAIRLY ODD PARENTSNICK2.647-
STORM CHASERSDISC2.441-
SKY HIGHDISNEY2.438-
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLDTLC2.117-
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARSTOON1.951-
ECWSCI-FI1.771-
GIRLS NEXT DOORE!1.735-
SANCTUARYSCI-FI1.538-
STARGATE: ATLANTISSCI-FI1.489-
ANCIENT DISCOVERIESHISTORY1.477-
DEXTERSHOWTIME1.3360.7
THE SOUP-FRIE!0.991-
BAD GIRLS CLUBOXYGEN0.8070.4
CALIFORNICATIONSHOWTIME0.4790.2
  • Ratings in green denote a Women 18-49 rating instead of an Adults 18-49 rating
  • Viewership data was not available for 
    • Real Housewives of OC (Bravo)
    • The Starter Wife (USA)
    • The Suite Life on Deck (Disney Channel)
    • Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
    • Crash (Starz)
    • True Jackson, VP (Nickelodeon)
    • Brotherhood (Showtime)
DVR ratings:
not available until w/e December 21, 2008

Source: Nielsen Media Research via TV by the Numbers, Media Life Magazine, Variety, PI Feedback, The Futon Critic, and Radio & Television Business Report

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