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TV Ratings: New episodes of Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Survivor and NCIS propel CBS to top of charts

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December 22nd, 2009

Of course, as usual,  NBC's Sunday Night Football led the week with adults 18-49, but CBS ran a lot of original program last week and easily won the week with viewers and adults 18-49 against mostly repeat competition.

The Big Bang Theory topped CBS with adults 18-49, and NCIS was the week's most-watched program overall.  CBS had 15 of the top 25 programs for the week with adults 18-49, and 19 out of 25 on the total viewers chart.

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

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending December 20, 2009:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC Sunday Night Football   NBC 6.5          8,502
2 Big Bang Theory, THE   CBS 5.6          7,407
3 Two and a Half Men   CBS 5.2          6,825
4 SURVIVOR: SAMOA FINALE(S) S CBS 4.4          5,759
5 NCIS   CBS 4.3          5,712
6 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK   NBC 4.2          5,526
7 CSI: MIAMI   CBS 4.1          5,375
8 SURVIVOR: SAMOA   CBS 3.9          5,092
9 Simpsons R FOX 3.8          4,960
10 Criminal Minds   CBS 3.8          4,938
11 SURVIVOR: SAMOA REUNION(S) S CBS 3.8          4,937
12 How I Met Your Mother   CBS 3.7          4,914
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES   CBS 3.6          4,784
14 CSI   CBS 3.5          4,580
15 Mentalist, THE   CBS 3.5          4,557
16 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3   NBC 3.3          4,351
17 ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE   CBS 3.2          4,216
18 CSI: NY   CBS 3.1 4,121
19 SNL SP:GILLY XMAS 12/17(S) S NBC 3.1          4,109
20 Family Guy R FOX 3.1          4,031
21 Good Wife, THE   CBS 2.8          3,713
22 CLEVELAND R FOX 2.8          3,683
23 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED   FOX 2.6          3,458
24 SING OFF 12/15(S) S NBC 2.6          3,359
25 American Dad R FOX 2.5          3,287

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending December 20, 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 NCIS   CBS 20,685 12.7 21
2 NBC Sunday Night Football   NBC 18,187 11.0 18
3 NCIS: LOS ANGELES   CBS 17,503 10.9 17
4 Two and a Half Men   CBS 16,370 9.8 15
5 Mentalist, THE   CBS 15,769 9.9 17
6 Big Bang Theory, THE   CBS 15,580 9.3 14
7 CSI   CBS 15,578 9.5 15
8 Criminal Minds   CBS 14,677 9.0 14
9 CSI: MIAMI   CBS 14,183 9.0 15
10 Good Wife, THE   CBS 14,170 9.1 16
11 SURVIVOR: SAMOA FINALE(S) S CBS 13,965 7.6 12
12 CSI: NY   CBS 13,551 8.6 15
13 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK   NBC 13,065 7.9 13
14 60 Minutes   CBS 12,720 8.2 14
15 SURVIVOR: SAMOA   CBS 12,463 7.3 12
16 SURVIVOR: SAMOA REUNION(S) S CBS 11,676 6.4 11
17 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3   NBC 9,929 6.0 10
18 How I Met Your Mother   CBS 9,645 5.8 9
19 ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE   CBS 8,818 5.5 8
20 Simpsons R FOX 8,146 4.8 8
21 SNL SP:GILLY XMAS 12/17(S) S NBC 7,790 4.7 8
22 GARY UNMARRIED   CBS 7,758 4.6 8
23 OLD CHRISTINE   CBS 7,636 4.7 8
24 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED   FOX 7,087 4.3 7
25 ABC SUN MOVIE OF WK-12/20(S) S ABC 7,081 3.9 6

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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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