Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 21, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th 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)
20/203.9/7 1.6/5 2.1/65.783
20/20: MAKING OF A HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL1.9/3 0.9/2 1.1/32.912
48 HOURS3.7/7 1.4/4 1.8/55.51
60 MINUTES8.4/14 2.2/6 3.1/813.133
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS-TUE 4.7/7 2.9/8 3.2/88.366
ACCORDING TO JIM 3.4/5 1.8/5 2.1/55.222
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED 3.5/6 1.7/5 2.1/65.622
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?-FRI3.8/7 1.3/4 1.6/56.162
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?-THURS4.0/6 1.6/4 1.8/56.303
BIGGEST LOSER 7.2/11 4.6/12 5.1/1211.832
CHUCK 4.7/7 2.6/7 2.9/77.661
COLD CASE 7.6/12 2.3/6 3.4/812.005
CRIMINAL MINDS 9.5/15 3.9/11 5.5/1315.160
CRUSOE 1.6/3 0.4/1 0.6/22.40
CSI: MIAMI 9.2/15 3.9/10 5.1/1214.560
CSI: NY 8.6/15 3.6/10 4.8/1213.377
DATELINE 4.2/7 1.5/5 2.0/56.290
DIRTY SEXY MONEY 3.5/6 1.7/5 2.1/55.129
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! 3.0/5 1.4/4 1.7/55.074
DR. SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT 2.1/4 1.2/4 1.3/44.04
ELF 2.7/5 1.6/5 1.7/54.68
ELI STONE 3.5/6 1.6/4 2.0/55.151
GARY UNMARRIED 4.9/8 2.3/7 2.9/77.38
GHOST WHISPERER 6.4/11 2.6/8 3.5/1010.181
HEROES 4.8/7 3.7/9 3.7/87.866
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 6.7/10 4.6/11 5.1/1211.371
I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS CHARLIE B-MON4.1/6 2.1/6 2.6/67.08
I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS CHARLIE B-SAT 1.9/3 1.0/3 1.2/33.64
LAW & ORDER 4.7/8 2.0/6 2.7/77.016
LIFE 3.3/5 1.7/5 2.1/55.216
MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD 6.1/10 1.8/5 2.3/69.580
MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD-THURS 5.2/9 1.5/5 2.1/68.196
MOMMA'S BOYS-TUE 4.1/7 2.5/7 2.7/76.014
MUPPETS CHRISTMAS LETTERS TO SANTA 4.1/7 2.4/7 2.7/77.466
MY WORST OWN ENEMY 2.6/4 1.6/4 1.7/43.922
NCIS 11.9/19 4.0/11 5.7/1419.937
NUMB3RS5.8/10 2.1/6 2.9/89.179
OLD CHRISTINE 4.9/8 2.0/6 2.8/87.29
PRISON BREAK 3.3/5 2.1/5 2.3/55.368
PRIVATE PRACTICE 4.6/7 2.3/6 2.7/66.610
PUSHING DAISIES 2.9/5 1.6/5 1.7/54.674
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES 3.1/5 1.9/5 2.2/55.070
SECRET MILLIONAIRE 4.3/7 2.2/7 2.7/76.709
SECRET MILLIONAIRE-THURS 3.6/6 1.9/6 2.3/65.817
STYLISTA 0.9/1 0.6/2 0.6/11.396
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 11.5/19 6.8/18 7.8/1818.858
THE BIG BANG THEORY 6.7/10 4.1/11 4.8/1211.220
THE MENTALIST 11.6/18 4.2/11 6.1/1419.314
THE OT 5.8/10 3.7/11 4.2/119.304
THE UNIT 5.1/8 1.8/5 2.7/68.244
TWO AND A HALF MEN 10.6/16 5.6/13 7.2/1617.915
WITHOUT A TRACE 9.2/16 3.2/9 4.3/1114.475
WORST WEEK 7.3/11 3.6/8 4.6/1012.036
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN 2.1/4 1.2/4 1.3/43.87
WWE SALUTE TO THE TROOPS 1.6/3 0.9/3 0.9/22.89

Cable ratings: the only 18-49 figure I have from this week is the Browns/Eagles game (4.0)
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
18-49
Rating
BROWNS/EAGLESESPN9.8824.0
2008 - RAVENS VS. COWBOYSNFL NETWORK5.759-
WWE ENTERTAINMENTUSA5.003-
WWE ENTERTAINMENTUSA4.982-
UNDERCOVER CHRISTMASLIFETIME4.725-
SPONGEBOBNICK4.441-
2008 - COLTS VS. JAGUARSNFL NETWORK3.886-
A CHRISTMAS PROPOSALLIFETIME3.852-
CARSABC FAMILY3.619-
COLORADO ST/FRESNO STESPN3.432-
FAIRLY ODD PARENTSNICK3.427-
ARIZONA/BYUESPN3.389-
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMASABC FAMILY3.385-
HOUSE OF PAYNETBSC3.234-
OUR FIRST CHRISTMASHALLMARK3.157-
POLAR EXPRESS, THEDISNEY3.154-
TOP CHEFBRAVO3.125-
VERY MERRY DAUGHTER OF BRLIFETIME3.119-
LEVERAGETNT2.977-
EAGLEBANK BOWL-SATESPN2.875-
THE HILLSMTV2.505-
TOTAL DRAMA ISLANDTOON2.497-
LOST TREASURE/GRND CANYONSCI-FI2.087-
ECWSCI-FI1.876-
GHOST HUNTERSSCI-FI1.864-
USF/MEMPHISESPN21.661-
SANCTUARYSCI-FI1.520-
CELEBRITY REHABVH11.13-
SOUTHERN MISS/TROYESPN1.115-
WHALE WARSANIMAL PLANET1.011-
BROTHERHOODSHOWTIME0.295-
  • Viewership data was not available for 
    • Real Housewives of OC (Bravo)
    • Crash (Starz)
    • Bad Girls Club (Oxygen)
DVR ratings:
ProgramLive Viewers
(millions)
L+SD Viewers
(millions)
L+7 Increase
(millions)
L+7 Viewers
(millions)
BIGGEST LOSER 610.95411.8321.28612.240
CHUCK6.8507.6611.6618.511
COLD CASE11.50912.0051.16512.674
CRIMINAL MINDS14.23515.1602.48216.717
CRUSOE2.2812.3990.3562.637
CSI: MIAMI13.99714.5601.90215.899
CSI: NY12.90013.3771.70214.602
DIRTY SEXY MONEY4.7805.1291.1145.894
ELI STONE4.8745.1511.0905.964
GHOST WHISPERER9.40510.1811.54510.950
HEROES6.6147.8663.0549.668
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER10.38711.3711.79712.184
LIFE4.7455.2161.3156.060
MENTALIST, THE18.17519.3142.70720.882
MUPPETS CHRISTMAS7.2177.4661.0878.304
MY OWN WORST ENEMY3.6703.9220.8584.528
NCIS18.70119.9372.62621.327
NUMB3RS8.6899.1791.64510.334
PRISON BREAK4.8035.3681.3526.155
PRIVATE PRACTICE6.0776.6101.7037.780
PUSHING DAISIES4.3234.6740.9675.290
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES4.4875.0701.3595.846
STYLISTA1.3231.3960.2021.525
THE BIG BANG THEORY10.20011.2201.63511.835
TWO AND A HALF MEN16.75617.9152.36419.120
UNIT, THE7.8438.2441.4809.323
WITHOUT A TRACE14.06214.4751.46115.523

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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