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[12/19/13 - 03:25 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ABC Tops Viewers, Demos with "10 Most Fascinating People of 2013"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for wednesday, december 18, 2013)

Here are the highlights of 44 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 (9:30) - ABC
8.889 million viewers, #1; 2.739 million adults 18-49 (2.16 rating), #1

The Sing-Off (8:00, 120 Minutes) - NBC
5.489 million viewers, #2; 2.090 million adults 18-49 (1.65 rating), #2

The X Factor (8:00, 120 Minutes) - FOX
5.036 million viewers, #3; 1.697 million adults 18-49 (1.34 rating), #3

Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special (10:00) - NBC
5.026 million viewers, #4; 1.615 million adults 18-49 (1.27 rating), #4

A Home for the Holidays (8:00) - CBS
4.847 million viewers, #5; 0.847 million adults 18-49 (0.67 rating), #8

American Pickers (8:00) - History
3.703 million viewers, #6; 1.014 million adults 18-49 (0.80 rating), #7

NBA Regular Season: Pacers at Heat - ESPN
2.775 million viewers, #7; 1.519 million adults 18-49 (1.20 rating), #5

NBA Regular Season: Bulls at Rockets - ESPN
1.970 million viewers, #8; 1.179 million adults 18-49 (0.93 rating), #6

South Beach Tow (10:00) - truTV
1.391 million viewers, #9; 0.665 million adults 18-49 (0.52 rating), #11

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.388 million viewers, #10; 0.588 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #13

Mob City (9:00, 120 Minutes) - TNT
1.350 million viewers, #11; 0.524 million adults 18-49 (0.41 rating), #14

WWE Main Event (8:00) - ION
1.340 million viewers, #12; 0.422 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #19

Bible Secrets Revealed (10:00) - History
1.337 million viewers, #13; 0.392 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #23

The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 (8:00) - CW
1.316 million viewers, #14; 0.669 million adults 18-49 (0.53 rating), #10

Top Chef (10:00) - Bravo
1.207 million viewers, #15; 0.611 million adults 18-49 (0.48 rating), #12

Restaurant: Impossible (10:00) - Food
1.177 million viewers, #16; 0.457 million adults 18-49 (0.36 rating), #18

Key & Peele (10:30) - Comedy Central
1.165 million viewers, #17; 0.815 million adults 18-49 (0.64 rating), #9

Buying and Selling (9:00) - HGTV
1.164 million viewers, #18; 0.397 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #22

Haunted Highway (9:00) - Syfy
1.065 million viewers, #19; 0.472 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #17

Operation Repo (10:30) - truTV
1.002 million viewers, #20; 0.491 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #16

College Basketball (7:00) - ESPN2
0.966 million viewers, #21; 0.416 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #21

Restaurant Stakeout (9:00) - Food
0.945 million viewers, #22; 0.343 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #24

Diabolical (10:00) - ID
0.922 million viewers, #23; 0.419 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #20

Kirstie (10:00)* - TV Land
0.908 million viewers, #24; 0.208 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #36

The Exes (10:30)* - TV Land
0.908 million viewers, #25; 0.208 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #37

Diabolical (9:00) - ID
0.843 million viewers, #26; 0.343 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #25

Diabolical (8:00) - ID
0.825 million viewers, #27; 0.325 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #29

Girl Code (10:00) - MTV
0.729 million viewers, #28; 0.503 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #15

Monsters Inside Me (9:00) - Animal Planet
0.708 million viewers, #29; 0.332 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #27

Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker (8:00) - Bravo
0.707 million viewers, #30; 0.338 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #26

NHL Regular Season: Penguins at Rangers - NBCSN
0.665 million viewers, #31; 0.317 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #31

Killer Contact (10:00) - Syfy
0.649 million viewers, #32; 0.319 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #30

Monsters Inside Me (8:00)* - Animal Planet
0.646 million viewers, #33; 0.281 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #33

Monsters Inside Me (10:00)* - Animal Planet
0.646 million viewers, #34; 0.281 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #34

Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life (10:30)* - MTV
0.464 million viewers, #35; 0.315 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #32

The Soup (10:00) - E!
0.445 million viewers, #36; 0.329 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #28

Sturgis Raw (9:00)* - Travel
0.426 million viewers, #37; 0.164 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #38

E! Special: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues* - E!
0.380 million viewers, #38; 0.249 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #35

Nazi Hunters (10:00)* - Military
0.365 million viewers, #39; 0.066 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #40

Best Ink (10:00)* - Oxygen
0.257 million viewers, #40; 0.158 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #39

Inside the NFL* - Showtime
0.144 million viewers, #41; 0.063 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #41

The Girl with Half a Face (10:00)* - Health
0.060 million viewers, #42; 0.035 million adults 18-49 (0.03 rating), #42

How I Rock It (10:00)* - Esquire
0.042 million viewers, #43; 0.018 million adults 18-49 (0.01 rating), #43

Alternate Route (10:30)* - Esquire
0.042 million viewers, #44; 0.018 million adults 18-49 (0.01 rating), #44

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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