Week 11: A big week for cable

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Broadcast TV still dominates in the weekly number crunch by the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVBR) to combine broadcast and cable/satellite Nielsen data, but the cable networks managed to put 10 shows in the top 100 for the key 18-49 demo in week 11 of the TV season. With the big broadcast networks beginning to be impacted by the writers strike, was it planning or just coincidence that quite a few original programs aired on cable last week? As usual, sports was big. “Monday Night Football” on ESPN even managed to claim the #2 spot, just behind ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”


Also worth noting: Univision had its strongest performance ever, with the finale of the popular novela "Destilando Amor" (Essence of Love) in 14th place.

Top 100 Programs on Broadcast and Subscription TV
Based on Primetime Adult 25-54 Ratings

Week ending December 9th, 2007
Week 11 of the 2007-2008 Broadcast Season
Note: Broadcast programs are listed in blue; Subscription TV programs are listed in red.

RANK PROGRAMS NETWORK (START)
DATE
#
TLCST
P25-54
Live+SD
US AA%
1 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 12/06/2007 1 7.6
2 NFL REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 12/03/2007 1 7.2
3 CSI CBS 12/06/2007 1 7.0
4 RUDOLPH RED-NOSE REINDEER(S)-12/04/2007 CBS 12/04/2007 1 5.8
5 SURVIVOR: CHINA CBS 12/06/2007 1 5.5
6 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 12/09/2007 1 5.4
7 HEROES NBC 12/03/2007 1 5.2
8 60 MINUTES CBS 12/09/2007 1 5.1
9 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED. ABC 12/09/2007 1 4.9
10 BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS(S)-12/06/2007 ABC 12/06/2007 1 4.8
11 AMAZING RACE 12 CBS 12/09/2007 1 4.8
12 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 12/03/2007 1 4.7
13 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 12/04/2007 1 4.6
14 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 12/05/2007 1 4.3
15 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 12/06/2007 1 4.3
16 ABC PREMIERE EVENT-12/9(S)-12/09/2007 ABC 12/09/2007 1 4.2
17 HOUSE FOX 12/04/2007 1 4.2
18 COLD CASE CBS 12/09/2007 1 4.0
19 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 12/03/2007 1 4.0
20 SANTA CLAUS COMIN’ TO TWN(S)-12/05/2007 ABC 12/05/2007 1 3.7
21 DESTILANDO AMOR MON UNI 12/03/2007 1 3.7
22 BIGGEST LOSER 4 NBC 12/04/2007 1 3.7
23 CHUCK NBC 12/03/2007 1 3.6
24 E.R. NBC 12/06/2007 1 3.6
25 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED NBC 12/05/2007 1 3.6
26 MY NAME IS EARL NBC 12/06/2007 1 3.6
27 NCIS 9P-SPECIAL(S)-12/04/2007 CBS 12/04/2007 1 3.5
28 CSI: NY CBS 12/05/2007 1 3.5
29 CSI: MIAMI CBS 12/03/2007 1 3.4
30 SHARK CBS 12/09/2007 1 3.4
31 UGLY BETTY ABC 12/06/2007 1 3.4
32 CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS-2(S)-12/03/2007 ABC 12/03/2007 1 3.2
33 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 12/05/2007 1 3.2
34 FAMILY GUY FOX 12/09/2007 1 3.2
35 HOUSE-MON 8P FOX 12/03/2007 1 3.1
36 SIMPSONS FOX 12/09/2007 1 3.1
37 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS ABC 12/09/2007 1 3.1
38 FROSTY THE SNOWMAN – 12/7(S)-12/07/2007 CBS 12/07/2007 1 3.0
39 BOSTON LEGAL ABC 12/04/2007 1 3.0
40 30 ROCK NBC 12/06/2007 1 3.0
41 20/20-FRI ABC 12/07/2007 1 3.0
42 SAMANTHA WHO? ABC 12/03/2007 1 3.0
43 LIFE NBC 12/05/2007 1 3.0
44 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 12/06/2007 1 2.9
45 CRISTINA MON UNI 12/03/2007 1 2.9
46 LIFE 12/3(S)-12/03/2007 NBC 12/03/2007 1 2.9
47 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 12/03/2007 1 2.8
48 BONES FOX 12/04/2007 1 2.8
49 VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION(S)-12/04/2007 CBS 12/04/2007 1 2.8
50 DIRTY SEXY MONEY ABC 12/05/2007 1 2.8
51 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC 12/09/2007 1 2.7
52 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES FOX 12/05/2007 1 2.7
53 AMERICAN DAD FOX 12/09/2007 1 2.7
54 FROSTY RETURNS – 12/7(S)-12/07/2007 CBS 12/07/2007 1 2.7
55 DEAL OR NO DEAL-FRI NBC 12/07/2007 1 2.7
56 WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB ABC 12/07/2007 1 2.6
57 DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS FOX 12/06/2007 1 2.6
58 KING OF THE HILL FOX 12/09/2007 1 2.6
59 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 12/03/2007 1 2.6
60 ABC SAT MOVIE OF THE WEEK ABC 12/08/2007 1 2.6
61 LAS VEGAS NBC 12/07/2007 1 2.5
62 COPS 2 FOX 12/08/2007 1 2.4
62 KID NATION CBS 12/05/2007 1 2.4
64 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK FOX 12/08/2007 1 2.4
65 GREY’S ANATOMY SP-12/4(S)-12/04/2007 ABC 12/04/2007 1 2.4
66 ABC FAMILY ORIGINAL MOVIE(S)-12/09/2007 FAM 12/09/2007 1 2.4
67 AMER FUNN HM VIDEOS-12/4(S)-12/04/2007 ABC 12/04/2007 1 2.3
68 OFFICE NBC 12/06/2007 1 2.3
69 COPS FOX 12/08/2007 1 2.3
70 NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY ABC 12/03/2007 1 2.3
71 MOVIES ROCK!(S)-12/07/2007 CBS 12/07/2007 1 2.3
72 OCTOBER ROAD ABC 12/03/2007 1 2.3
73 BACK TO YOU FOX 12/05/2007 1 2.2
74 SCRUBS NBC 12/06/2007 1 2.2
75 SFC MINI-SERIES(S)-12/04/2007 SCIFI 12/04/2007 1 2.2
76 TIL DEATH FOX 12/05/2007 1 2.1
77 48 HOURS MYSTERY CBS 12/08/2007 1 2.1
78 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS NBC 12/07/2007 1 2.1
79 KING HILL SP-12/9 7:30P(S)-12/09/2007 FOX 12/09/2007 1 2.0
80 DON FRANCISCO PRESENTA WE UNI 12/05/2007 1 1.9
80 SFC MINI-SERIES(S)-12/03/2007 SCIFI 12/03/2007 1 1.9
82 AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-3 CW 12/05/2007 1 1.9
83 K-VILLE FOX 12/03/2007 1 1.9
84 MEN IN TREES ABC 12/07/2007 1 1.8
85 CRIMETIME SATURDAY CBS 12/08/2007 1 1.8
86 WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB-SAT ABC 12/08/2007 1 1.8
87 NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME NFLN 12/06/2007 1 1.8
88 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG) USA 12/06/2007 1 1.7
89 CRISTINA 12/4(S)-12/04/2007 UNI 12/04/2007 1 1.7
90 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 12/03/2007 2 1.6
91 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE-PRIME NBC 12/08/2007 1 1.6
92 HEISMAN TROPHY PRESENT L ESPN 12/08/2007 1 1.6
93 PASION TUE UNI 12/04/2007 1 1.6
94 FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN CW 12/07/2007 1 1.5
95 DON’T FORGET LYRICS-FRI FOX 12/07/2007 1 1.5
96 HOUSE OF PAYNE(S)-12/05/2007 TBSC 12/05/2007 1 1.5
97 KING OF THE HILL-SUN 7P FOX 12/09/2007 1 1.5
97 PASION THU UNI 12/06/2007 1 1.5
99 AQUI Y AHORA THU UNI 12/06/2007 1 1.5
100 AMAR SIN LIMITES THU UNI 12/06/2007 1 1.4
           

Source: 12/3 – 12/9/07 Nielsen Galaxy Explorer estimates.
Ranked by average audience % (ratings); in the event of a tie, impressions (000’s) are used as a tiebreaker.
Ad-Supported Subscription television only.
Programming under 25 minutes excluded.


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