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Ratings Chart for Thursday, Dec. 18

December 19, 2008 12:39 PM

Prime Time Preliminary Thursday Ratings

CBS won Thursday night as repeats dominated the schedule, but it was Fox's "Secret Millionaire" that claimed a victory among new programs. "Secret Millionaire" won the 8 p.m. hour, remaining flat from last week. It edged out CBS' special presentation of "Million Dollar Password" in the 18-49 demographic, but "Password" triumphed in viewers. Followed by ratings and viewer wins for "CSI" and "Eleventh Hour," CBS topped the night with a 2.2 rating/7 share. Fox finished second with a 1.9/6, beating repeats on ABC, NBC and The CW.

 

8

8:30

9

9:30

10

10:30

ABC

1.5 / 4

Ugly Betty

1.3 / 4

4.6 mil

Grey's Anatomy

1.8 / 5

5.5 mil

Private Practice

1.5 / 4

4.4 mil

CBS

2.2 / 7

Million Dollar Password

1.5 / 5

8.3 mil

CSI

2.9 / 8

12.6 mil

Eleventh Hour

2.3 / 7

10.1 mil

FOX

1.9 / 6

Secret Millionaire

2.0 / 6

6.4 mil

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

1.7 / 5

6.9 mil

No Programming

NBC

1.8/ /5

My Name Is Earl

1.7 / 5

4.7 mil

Kath & Kim

1.6 / 5

3.8 mil

The Office

2.3 / 7

5 mil

30 Rock

2.0 / 5

4.7 mil

30 Rock

1.7 / 5

4.3 mil

The Office

1.6 / 5

3.8 mil

CW

0.8 / 2

Smallville

0.8 / 2

2.1 mil

Supernatural

0.8 / 2

2.1 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.

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