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TV Ratings: NFL, Desperate Housewives, House, The Office and NCIS repeat top weekly broadcast charts

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December 8th, 2009

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The "Sunday Night Football" contest featuring the Minnesota Viking vs. Arizona Cardinals topped the broadcast charts for the week ending December 6, both with overall viewing and with adults 18-49.   "Desperate Housewives"  (which goes head-to-head with "Sunday Night Football") was second on the overall list and third with adults 18-49 behind the post game NFL coverage for FOX's national late afternoon football game.

A repeat of "NCIS" which aired out of its normal time slot by an hour due to the presidential address last Tuesday was the third most-watched program of the week.

Saturday night's Big 12 Championship where Texas squeaked past Nebraska was #7 with adults 18-49 and number 8 overall.   The  holiday classic  "Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer" made the top 10 with adults 18-49 at #9 and was #14 overall.   "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"  managed to sneak into both lists below at #25 on both lists.

Weekly cable show ratings and overnight broadcast show ratings are also available.

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending December 6, 2009:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 7.8 10,212
2 OT, THE FOX 5.4 7,065
3 Desperate Housewives ABC 4.9 6,454
4 HOUSE FOX 4.8 6,357
5 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 4.8 6,270
6 OFFICE NBC 4.1 5,387
7 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP(S) S ABC 4.0 5,260
8 SURVIVOR: SAMOA CBS 3.9 5,130
9 RUDOLPH RED-NOSE REINDEER(S) SR CBS 3.8 5,003
10 ALLSTATE BCS SELECT SHOW(S) S FOX 3.7 4,828
11 Amazing Race 15 CBS 3.7 4,894
12 Biggest Loser 8 NBC 3.7 4,908
13 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 3.7 4,824
14 Glee FOX 3.6 4,781
15 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 3.2 4,187
16 Private Practice ABC 3.2 4,146
17 Two and a Half Men R CBS 3.2 4,146
18 Big Bang Theory, THE R CBS 3.2 4,268
19 Extreme Makeover:HM ED-8P ABC 3.0 3,981
20 Family Guy R FOX 3.0 3,893
21 30 ROCK NBC 3.0 3,919
22 BONES FOX 2.9 3,774
23 SHREK THE HALLS(S) SR ABC 2.9 3,852
24 VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION(S) S CBS 2.9 3,838
25 HOW GRINCH STOLE XMAS-MON(S) SR ABC 2.8 3,727

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending December 6, 2009:
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Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 20,888 12.5 19
2 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 14,861 9.1 14
3 NCIS 9P SPECIAL(S) SR CBS 14,283 9.3 15
4 OT, THE FOX 13,732 8.4 14
5 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 13,653 8.3 13
6 HOUSE FOX 13,246 8.0 12
7 SURVIVOR: SAMOA CBS 12,822 7.5 12
8 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP(S) S ABC 12,693 7.5 13
9 AMAZING RACE 15 CBS 12,298 7.0 11
10 60 MINUTES CBS 12,046 7.8 13
11 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 11,381 7.1 11
12 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 10,806 7.1 12
13 Mentalist, THE R CBS 10,737 7.1 12
14 RUDOLPH RED-NOSE REINDEER(S) SR CBS 10,589 5.6 9
15 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HM ED-8P ABC 10,351 6.1 9
16 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 10,091 6.3 10
17 BIGGEST LOSER 8 NBC 9,988 6.3 10
18 BONES FOX 9,923 6.2 10
19 CSI R CBS 9,896 6.4 10
20 COLD CASE P CBS 9,644 6.1 9
21 CSI: MIAMI R CBS 9,481 6.4 11
22 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 9,410 5.8 9
23 ALLSTATE BCS SELECT SHOW(S) S FOX 9,283 5.8 9
24 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 9,211 6.3 10
25 HOW GRINCH STOLE XMAS-MON(S) SR ABC 9,198 4.7 7

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Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)

 
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