or


[12/06/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of NoV. 28-DeC. 4

[via press release from NBC]

NBC PRIMETIME RESULTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 4

BURBANK, Calif. -- December 6, 2005 -- NBC averaged a 3.5 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4 according to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. This was NBC's highest-rated week in both adults 18-49 and total viewers since the week of Feb. 28-March 6, 2005.

Primetime averages for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4 in adults 18-49 were ABC (4.5/12), CBS (4.1/11), NBC (3.5/9), Fox (3.0/8), UPN (1.5/4) and WB (1.1/3). In overall total viewers the weekly averages were CBS (12.9 million), ABC (12.4 million), NBC (10.3 million), Fox (7.0 million), UPN (3.6 million) and WB (3.1 million).

The 28-day November 2005 sweep concluded on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Final sweep averages in adults 18-49 were: CBS and ABC (4.4/12), NBC (3.3/9), Fox (3.2/9), UPN (1.5/4) and WB (1.4/4). In total viewers, the final November sweep averages were CBS (14.6 million), ABC (11.7 million), NBC (9.6 million), Fox (7.7 million), UPN (3.7 million) and WB (3.6 million).

NBC highlights for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4:

* The two-hour finale of "The Biggest Loser" and an original episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" combined to give NBC its top-rated Tuesday in 18-49, total viewers and other measures in more than five years (excluding Olympics and 2000 election night coverage).

* The current cycle of "The Biggest Loser" concluded with a two-hour finale that scored that series' highest ratings ever in adults 18-49 (6.7/16) and total viewers (16.0 million), dominating its time period with NBC's strongest non-Olympic results in the slot since November 2001. "The Biggest Loser" ranked #9 out of 113 network programs this week in adults 18-49 and #5 in adults 18-34. Among women 18-34, "Biggest Loser" was the #3 show of the week, tied with ABC's "Lost."

* "Law & Order: SVU" on Tuesday locked up its highest ratings of the season, matching its second-highest 18-49 rating ever and posting the third-highest total viewership in its seven-season history. "SVU" won its hour by all key measures

* On Thursday, "The Apprentice" achieved its highest ratings of the season in both 18-49 and total viewers and "ER" posted its second-highest results of the season by those same measures.

* On Saturday, an encore "Law & Order: SVU" at 10 p.m. delivered NBC's highest 18-49 rating in the time period in more than eight months and ranked #1 in 18-49, total viewers and other key measures.

Additional NBC highlights for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4:

On Monday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. ET, "Surface" (3.1 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49, 10.0 million viewers overall) delivered its highest 18-49 rating and total viewership since Oct. 10. At 9 p.m. ET, "Las Vegas" delivered a 3.8/8 in 18-49 and 11.3 million viewers overall. And at 10 p.m. ET, "Medium" (4.5/11 in 18-49, 12.2 million viewers overall) was up 61 percent in 18-49 versus NBC's results in the time period on the same night last year (4.5 vs. 2.8).

On Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET, the finale of "The Biggest Loser" (6.7/16 in adults 18-49, 16.0 million viewers overall) scored its highest ratings ever, up 86 percent in 18-49 versus its season-to-date average prior to the finale. This was NBC's highest 18-49 rating and biggest total-viewer result in the time period, excluding Olympics, since Nov. 27, 2001. "Loser" was #1 by all key measures, posting a 56 percent margin of victory in 18-49 from 8-10 p.m. over the #2 network (6.7 for "Loser" vs. a 4.3 for Fox). In the demographic of women 18-34, "Biggest Loser" delivered an 8.5/21 and was the #3-ranked program of the week in that demographic, tied with ABC's "Lost."

Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.5/16 in 18-49, 17.5 million viewers overall) delivered its best numbers of the current season, matching its second-highest 18-49 rating ever and achieving its third-highest total viewer tally. "SVU" dominated the hour, winning in every key ratings category and beating the ABC-CBS competition combined in adults 18-34. "Law & Order: SVU" ranked #11 for the week in adults 18-49, #10 in total viewers and #9 in adults 18-34 out of 113 network programs this week.

NBC won Tuesday night with an average 6.7/16 in adults 18-49 and 16.5 million total viewers. Excluding Olympics and 2000 Election Night coverage, this was NBC's top-rated Tuesday night in both 18-49 and total viewers in more than five years (since Oct. 24, 2000). This was NBC's ninth Tuesday win in the 11 weeks so far this season.

On Thursday, Dec. 1., encore telecasts of "Joey" (2.8/8 in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) and "Will & Grace" (3.1/8 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) kept NBC a decisive #2 in the hour ahead of first-run competition on Fox ("The O.C.") and ABC ("Have No Fear").

Thursday at 9 p.m. ET, "The Apprentice" (5.2/13 in 18-49, 11.7 million viewers overall) hit season-high ratings in 18-49 and total viewers. "The Apprentice" ranked #2 for the hour, outperforming the #3 program by a 174 percent margin (5.2 vs. 1.9 for Fox's "Reunion"). And at 10 p.m. ET, "ER" (6.8/18 in 18-49, 15.4 million viewers overall) scored its second-highest numbers of the season in both 18-49 and total viewers. "ER" ranked #8 out of 113 network programs this week in adults 18-49.

On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 p.m. ET, an encore "Law & Order: SVU" (2.9/8 in 18-49, 9.2 million viewers overall) delivered NBC's highest 18-49 rating in this time period in more than eight months (since March 12). "SVU" won the hour in 18-49, total viewers and other key measures.

On Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. ET, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" delivered a 3.4/7 in 18-49 and 11.9 million viewers overall, having built on its lead-in by 70 percent in 18-49 and by 4.6 million total viewers. At 10 p.m. ET, "Crossing Jordan" (3.6/9 in 18-49, 12.6 million viewers overall) ranked #2 by all key ratings measures.





  [december 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· ER (NBC)
· HAVE NO FEAR: THE LIFE OF POPE PAUL II (ABC)
· JOEY (NBC)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· LOST (ABC)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· REUNION (FOX)
· SURFACE (NBC)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)









[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
MTV Announces Season Two Pick-Up for "Scream" During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network sets return dates for "Finding Carter" and "Ridiculousness."

[07/29/15 - 09:01 AM]
FX Networks Launches Emojis Based on Hit Original Series
"Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Strain," "Man Seeking Woman" and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" are among the initial offerings.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Confirms "Welcome to Sweden" Exit, "Hollywood Game Night" Repeats to Fill Slot
Plus: look for the "Mr. Robinson" one-hour premiere to rebroadcast Sunday, August 9 at 7:00/6:00c.

[07/29/15 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: "Zoo" on CBS rises to match its series high among adults 18-49.

[07/29/15 - 08:20 AM]
Animal Planet Statement Re: Kipenzi the Giraffe
"Like our friends and fellow animal lovers at the Dallas Zoo and around the world, Animal Planet is completely heartbroken after learning of the tragic news of Kipenzi's death."

[07/29/15 - 07:43 AM]
HGTV Delivers Its Highest-Rated July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/29/15 - 07:35 AM]
truTV Announces Fall Lineup, Including Highly Anticipated "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street" and First-Ever "Impractical Jokers LIVE Punishment Special" Hosted by Howie Mandel
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick and Julianne Moore are among those featured in the new season of the former.

[07/29/15 - 07:16 AM]
Video: "Kendra on Top" Supertease - Season Four Premieres Friday, August 21 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
The series will move to its regularly scheduled timeslot Fridays at 9:00/8:00c on WE tv, beginning with the second episode.

[07/29/15 - 07:12 AM]
Sam Kass Named NBC News Senior Food Analyst
Kass will make his first on-air appearance in this role tomorrow, Thursday, July 30 on "Today."

[07/29/15 - 06:30 AM]
Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars) Returns to "Suits" Wednesday, August 12 at 9/8c
In season four, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) met Claire in a flashback to his days as a bike messenger.

[07/29/15 - 06:04 AM]
Two New Dramatic Pilots, "Casanova" and "Sneaky Pete," will Debut August 7 on Amazon in the US, UK and Germany
Giovanni Ribisi toplines the latter project, originally filmed for CBS earlier this year.

[07/28/15 - 04:55 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Bring the Grindhouse Genre to Television with New 13-Episode Scripted Series "Blood Drive"
Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the project centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race - with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

[07/28/15 - 03:55 PM]
Megastars Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Ease on Down the Road in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Queen Latifah stars as the titular Wiz with Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

[07/28/15 - 02:18 PM]
Kari Byron and Tory Belleci Explore the Science Behind the World's Wildest Thrill Rides on Travel Channel's New Series "Thrill Factor"
In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens.