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CBS Wins Viewers, 25-54, 18-49 NBC Takes 18-34 in Week 13

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December 23rd, 2008

For the 13th week of the 2008-9 season (December 15-21), CBS had the largest audience, and the most adults 25-54. Fox had both the most adults 18-49 and 18-34 for the week. ABC's cancelled series, plus the poor rerunning of their serial dramas contributed to its weak finishes across the board. In fact, ABC beat Univision by only 130,000 adults 18-49 for the week and finished fifth in adults 18-34.

CBS's average viewership of 11.2 million beat down NBC by nearly 4 million viewers. Fox was more than a million behind NBC and ABC about a million behind Fox. CBS also won demo adults 25-54 over NBC by 4.54 million to 3.78 million viewers, with Fox in third (2.98 million) and ABC (2.38 million) fourth.  For demo adults 18-49 it was CBS just  over NBX by 3.57 million to 3.47 million with Fox in third with 2.74.  In adults 18-34, NBC lead with 1.48 million to 1.25 million for Fox and 1.23 million for CBS.

Tiny Network Smackdown Update! MyNetworkTV finished ahead of the CW in average viewers and adults 25-54, tied in adults 18-49, and finished behind the CW in adults 18-34.

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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