About

Ratings Chart Attack! is the TV industry’s destination for a daily dose of prime-time ratings. Delivering the daily scoop on which shows are scoring. TVWeek’s Sergio Ibarra calls the winners and losers, and what it means to broadcast network programmers. From day-in, day-out ratings to long-view trends and noteworthy performances, Ratings Chart Attack! delivers.

Categories

Ratings Chart Attack!



Ratings Chart for Sunday, Dec. 21

December 22, 2008 12:03 PM

Prime Time Preliminary Sunday Ratings

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" led Sunday night among all key demos, according to preliminary Nielsen Media Research numbers. Sunday night's matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants was down 35% from last week's game's final ratings, but ahead 30% over last year. An NFL lead-in helped Fox take second place for the night, followed by CBS in third, ABC in fourth and The CW in fifth.

 

7

7:30 8

8:30

9

9:30

10

10:30

ABC

1.9 / 5

America's Funniest

Home Videos

2.1 / 6

7.5 mil

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

2.0 / 5

6.8 mil

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

2.1 / 5

6.5 mil

Desperate Housewives

1.6 / 4

4.9 mil

CBS

2.0 / 5

60 Minutes

2.2 / 6

13.1 mil

Million Dollar Password

1.7 / 5

9.5 mil

Cold Case

2.2 / 5

11.9 mil

The Unit

1.9 /5

8.2 mil

FOX

3.0 / 8

NFL Overrun

5.5 / 16

15.1 mil

The OT

3.2 / 9

7.9 mil

The Simpsons

2.8 / 8

6.5 mil

King of the Hill

2.1 / 5

5.2 mil

Family Guy

2.5 / 6

5.9 mil

American Dad

2.0 / 5

4.7 mil

No Programming

NBC

4.8 / 13

Football Night in America

2.0 / 6

15.1 mil

Football Night in America

2.7 / 8

7.9 mil

Football Night in America

4.5 / 12

6.5 mil

NFL Football: Panthers vs. Giants

5.8 / 15

16.6 mil

CW

0.4 / 1

Jericho

0.3 / 1

0.9 mil

Movie: Three Amigos

0.4 / 1

1.3 mil

No Programming

Source: Nielsen Media Research

*Ratings are specified in the 18-to 49-year-old demographic and viewership in P2+.

A note about ratings: Ratings are expressed as percentages of Nielsen's estimated 114.5 million U.S. television households. The first number, the rating, is a percentage of households tuned into a specific program at a specific time.

The second number, the share, is a percentage of households with televisions in use tuned into that same program. For example, if a show obtains a 10.2/16, this means that 10.2% of all U.S. households tuned into the program at some point during the broadcast. Meanwhile, 16% of all households watching television during the time period viewed the program at some point. Ratings are broken down further by demographic, as networks sell advertising time based on the makeup of the audience.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.tvweek.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/17021

Post a comment