or


[12/09/08 - 01:50 PM]
ABC Is Up Week to Week by 1.7 Million Viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, December 8.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Monday, December 8, 2008 (National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC is Up Week to Week by 1.7 Million Viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" Wins at 8pm in Viewers, Key Women and Kids 2-11, Ranking as the No. 1 TV Program of the Evening in the Key Kids Demo

The 2-Hour Series Finale of "Boston Legal" Hits a Season High, Growing its Audience from Start to Finish and Drawing its Largest Audience in 8 Months

Monday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's Monday lineup was up over the previous week by 1.7 million viewers (10.3 million vs. 8.6 million) and 8% in Adults 18-49 (2.8/7 vs. 2.6/7).

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

ABC's annual broadcast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" stood as the most-watched program (11.0 million) in the 8 o'clock hour, while taking second among Adults 18-49 (3.7/10). In addition, the animated classic led its time period among Women 18-49 (4.7/12), Women 25-54 (5.2/12) and Kids 2-11 (5.4/16). In fact "A Charlie Brown Christmas" stood as Monday night's No. 1 TV program among Kids 2-11.

"Boston Legal" (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

The 2-hour series finale of "Boston Legal" hit a season-high in Total Viewers (9.9 million), while posting a best-since-premiere performance among Adults 18-49 (2.3/6). In fact, the legal drama saw its largest audience in nearly 8 months - since 4/22/08. The finale episode of the series saw its audience grow from its first hour to its second hour by 6% in Total Viewers (9.6 million to 10.2 million) and by 14% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/5 to 2.5/6).

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 28% currently, from 21% at the same point in 2007.

More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (National, Live + Same Program Ratings), 12/8/08.





  [december 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[05/23/15 - 09:21 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demo Race with "Shark Tank" Repeat
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/23/15 - 08:21 AM]
ABC Leads Its 7th Straight Friday in Adults 18-49 with the Top 3 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/23/15 - 06:29 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 49 Percent Audience Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/22/15 - 10:25 AM]
E! Delivers Ratings Highs Led by "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce" Special and Season Finale of "The Royals"
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Power CBS to Victory in Viewers, Demos
"The Big Bang Theory" is the evening's top show in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/22/15 - 08:32 AM]
"500 Questions" Earns ABC's Best Summer Rating in its Slot Since August 2013
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Mad Men" Finale Is Series' Highest-Rated Episode Ever Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:21 AM]
NBC's "Red Nose Day" Was No. 1 Among the Big 4 Networks in the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 07:01 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 47 Percent Ratings Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/21/15 - 03:43 PM]
Updated: ABC's 2014-15 Primetime Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 02:26 PM]
Update: NBC Wins the 2014-15 Primetime Season in Adults 18-49, Claims Its Second Consecutive September-to-May Crown
NBC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 02:09 PM]
Final: ABC's 2015 May Sweep Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/21/15 - 10:58 AM]
The Final Broadcast of the "Late Show with David Letterman" Delivers 13.76 Million Viewers - Its Largest Audience Since 1994
CBS spins the late-night numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:57 AM]
"Mysteries of Laura" Captures Its Top Results Since February 25
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "500 Questions" Opens Solidly Against CBS' "Survivor" Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.