'Amazing Race' Finale Delivers Best Ratings Since October

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December 13th, 2010

via press release:

NAT AND KAT CROSS THE FINISH LINE WITH THE BEST RATINGS FOR "THE Amazing Race" SINCE OCTOBER

"Undercover Boss" Posts Week-to-Week Gains in Viewers and Key Demos

"60 Minutes" Places First in Viewers and Posts Its Highest Adult 25-54

rating Since 2008

The season finale of THE Amazing Race 17 delivered its best ratings in key measures since October as Nat and Kat crossed the finish line as the first all-female team to win the Race, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 12.

Note: Due to live sports programming on CBS (26 minutes of late-running football), ratings and time period rankings are tentative and subject to change.

At 7:30 PM, 60 Minutes was first in households (10.5/16) and viewers (17.15m); it was second in both adults 25-54 (5.1/13) and adults 18-49 (4.0/11).  If the ratings hold, 60 Minutes posted its best delivery in adults 25-54 since Dec. 14, 2008, and its best in adults 18-49 since Jan. 17, 2010.

From 8:30-9:30 PM, the season finale of THE Amazing Race 17 was second in households (6.8/10), viewers (11.71m) and adults 25-54 (4.4/10) and averaged a 3.5/08 in adults 18-49.  If the ratings hold, THE Amazing Race 17 posted its best households and viewers performances since Oct. 10, 2010, its best adults 25-54 since Oct. 24, 2010, and its best adults 18-49 since Oct. 17, 2010.

From 9:30-10:30 PM, Undercover Boss (6.6/10, 10.96m) averaged a 3.8/09 in adults 25-54 and 3.0/08 in adults 18-49.  Compared to last week, Undercover Boss was up +6% in households (from 6.2/09), +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.7/08), +11% in adults 18-49 (from 2.7/06) and added +460,000 viewers (from 10.50m, +4%).

From 10:30-11:30 PM, CSI: MIAMI delivered a 5.9/11 with 9.46m viewers, 3.0/08 in adults 25-54 and 2.2/06 in adults 18-49.

For the night, CBS was second in households (8.5/13), viewers (14.18m), adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10).

Updated Sunday ratings will be available tomorrow.

 
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