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TV Ratings Thursday: Survivor: Samoa Lifts CBS To A Win

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November 27th, 2009

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Scoreboard CBS FOX ABC NBC CW
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.4/7 2.0/6 1.6/5 1.3/4 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.29 6.65 5.39 4.32 2.35


While most of America was recovering from its Thanksgiving dinners, a Survivor: Samoa clips show was enough to lift CBS to the overall ratings win on Thursday night. Fox's airing of A Night At The Museum did surprisingly well.

NBC's The Office averaged a 1.0 rating for adults 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers overall. The special NBC's People of the Year delivered a 1.4 rating  in adults 18-49 and 5.2 million viewers overall. The Jay Leno Show averaged a 1.5 rating for adults 18-49, and 5.0 million viewers overall, its largest audience in six weeks (10/15). Jay beat ABC's Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City special easily in the demo. Paul's fans are getting up there in years.

In Late-Night Local People Meters Thursday night:

  • Conan O'Brien (1.1/5 in 18-49 in local people meters) topped CBS's Late Show (1.0/4 with an encore) in Nielsen's 24 local markets with People Meters.
  • At 12:35 a.m., Jimmy Fallon (0.6/3 in 18-49 in local people meters) tied CBS's Late Late Show (0.6/4 with an encore).

Here are the half hour ratings courtesy of MarcBerman/MediaWeek:

8:00 p.m.

ABC – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (R)
Viewers: 6.43 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0 rating/7 share (#2)

CBS – Survivor: Samoa Clips Show 
Viewers: 10.25 million (#1), A18-49: 3.2/10 (#1)

NBC – The Office (R)
Viewers: 2.68 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4t)

Fox – Movie: A Night at the Museum (R)
Viewers: 6.04 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#3)

CW – Vampire Diaries (R)
Viewers: 2.41 million (#5), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (R)
Viewers: 6.37 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#3)

CBS – Survivor: Samoa Clips Show 
Viewers: 9.67 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/ 9 (#1)

NBC – The Office (R)
Viewers: 2.68 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

Fox – Movie: A Night at the Museum (R)
Viewers: 6.59 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)

CW – Vampire Diaries (R)
Viewers: 2.58 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Beyonce: I Am…Yours 
Viewers: 4.99 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

CBS – CSI (R)
Viewers: 8.71 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)

NBC – NBC’s People of the Year
Viewers: 4.91 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Movie: A Night at the Museum (R)
Viewers: 7.10 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#1)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 2.33 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Beyonce: I Am…Yours 
Viewers: 5.28 million (#4), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#3)

CBS – CSI (R)
Viewers: 8.74 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)

NBC – NBC’s People of the Year
Viewers: 5.43 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Movie: A Night at the Museum (R)
Viewers: 6.85 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#1)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 2.09 million (#5), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4t)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City 
Viewers: 4.73 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

CBS – The Mentalist (R)
Viewers: 9.48 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#1)

NBC – The Jay Leno Show 
Viewers: 5.13 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City 
Viewers: 4.58 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

CBS – The Mentalist (R)
Viewers: 8.92 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#1)

NBC – The Jay Leno Show 
Viewers: 4.95 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source: Marc Berman/MediaWeek

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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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