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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Skating With The Stars' Finale Limps Home; 'Million Dollar Money Drop' Steady; 'SNL:Gilly' Puts NBC On Top

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December 22nd, 2010

Scoreboard NBC CBS Uni FOX ABC CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.3/7 1.9/6 1.8/5 1.7/5 0.8/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.2/4 1.8/6 1.5/5 0.6/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.349 10.130 4.201 4.794 3.716 0.890

ABC's Skating With The Stars finale skated past the finish line with just a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. I'm sure ABC is happy it's over.

Fox's Million Dollar Money Drop's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating was even with its Monday 9pm airing.

NBC's Minute To Win It scored a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 9% vs. last Tuesday. The repeat special Saturday Night Live Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas drew a Tuesday leading 2.3 adults 18-49 rating which was down 26% from its original airing on 12/17/09.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, December 21, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 CBS NCIS - R 2.1 7 11.970
NBC Minute To Win It 1.9 6 6.377
FOX Glee  - R 1.3 4 4.024
ABC Skating With The Stars 0.8 3 3.454
CW One Tree Hill - R 0.5 2 1.201
8:30 NBC Minute To Win It 2.4 7 7.624
CBS NCIS - R 2.3 7 12.670
FOX Glee  - R 1.4 4 4.133
ABC Skating With The Stars 0.8 3 3.378
CW One Tree Hill - R 0.3 1 0.859
9:00 CBS NCIS:  LOS ANGELES - R 2.2 6 11.533
NBC SNL PRESENTS: A VERY GILLY CHRISTMAS -R 2.2 6 6.077
FOX Million Dollar Money Drop 1.9 5 5.234
ABC No Ordinary Family - R 0.8 2 3.176
CW Life Unexpected - R 0.3 1 0.782
9:30 NBC SNL PRESENTS: A VERY GILLY CHRISTMAS -R 2.4 7 6.271
FOX Million Dollar Money Drop 2.1 6 5.785
CBS NCIS:  LOS ANGELES - R 2.0 6 11.089
ABC No Ordinary Family - R 0.8 2 3.100
CW Life Unexpected - R 0.2 1 0.717
10:00 NBC SNL PRESENTS: A VERY GILLY CHRISTMAS -R 2.4 7 6.128
CBS THE Good Wife - R 1.4 4 7.042
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 - R 0.9 3 4.472
10:30 NBC SNL PRESENTS: A VERY GILLY CHRISTMAS -R 2.3 7 5.615
CBS THE Good Wife - R 1.2 4 6.472
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 - R 0.9 3 4.715

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via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.1/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.6/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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