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Prime-Time TV Rankings

CBS extends winning streak

December 13, 2006|From the Associated Press

CBS maintained its perfect score so far this season, grabbing its 12th consecutive ratings win last week. The network averaged 11.7 million viewers in prime time and claimed six of the week's top 10 programs and 13 of the top 20 (including "CSI," the week's No. 1 show), according to Nielsen Media Research figures.

NBC was second with 10.2 million viewers. Its Sunday night football telecast was the No. 2 show, with Monday's "Deal or No Deal" ranked No. 3 and freshman drama "Heroes" No. 6.

ABC had 8.4 million viewers, while Fox had 6.1 million viewers and the CW drew 3.6 million viewers. Among the Spanish-language networks, Univision led with 3.6 million viewers.

NBC's "Nightly News" won the evening news race, averaging 9.1 million viewers; ABC's "World News" followed with 9 million.

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Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (Dec. 4-10) as compiled by Nielsen Media Research. They are based on the average number of people who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen estimates there are 283.5 million potential viewers in the U.S. ages 2 and older. Viewership is listed in millions.

*--* Program Network Viewers 1 CSI CBS 23.25 2 Sunday Night Football NBC 19.89 3 Deal or No Deal (Mon.) NBC 17.37 4 60 Minutes CBS 15.83 5 Survivor: Cook Islands CBS 15.72

6 Heroes (Mon.) NBC 14.94 7 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ABC 14.21 8 Cold Case CBS 14.05 9 Shark CBS 13.98 10 Without a Trace CBS 13.89

11 Criminal Minds CBS 13.85 12 "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" CBS 12.94 13 NFL Pregame NBC 12.81 14 Amazing Race 10 CBS 12.72 15 "Frosty the Snowman" CBS 12.70

16 CSI: NY CBS 12.66 17 ER NBC 12.02 18 House FOX 11.77 19 CSI: Miami CBS 11.58 20 Two and a Half Men CBS 11.55

21 "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" ABC 11.05 22 NCIS CBS 10.99 23 "Frosty Returns" CBS 10.66 24 Grey's Anatomy ABC 10.55 25 Brothers & Sisters ABC 10.40

26 Football Night in America, Part 3 NBC 10.31 27 Law & Order (Fri.) NBC 10.23 28 King of Queens (8:30 p.m.) CBS 10.17 29 Boston Legal ABC 10.17 30 Law & Order: SVU NBC 10.08

31 My Name Is Earl NBC 10.04 32 Las Vegas NBC 9.81 33 America's Funniest Home Videos (Sun.) ABC 9.79 34 Supernanny ABC 9.63 35 King of Queens (8 .m.) CBS 9.42

36 Biggest Loser 3 (9 p.m.) NBC 9.37 37 The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS 9.25 38 The Unit CBS 9.03 39 1 vs. 100 NBC 8.85 40 20/20 ABC 8.73

41 Ugly Betty ABC 8.66 42 Medium NBC 8.58 43 Scrubs NBC 8.38 44 The Simpsons (8 p.m.) FOX 8.31 45 Men in Trees ABC 8.28

46 Law & Order: Criminal Intent NBC 7.93 48 Hours Mystery CBS 7.93 48 Wife Swap ABC 7.86 49 Primetime (Fri.) ABC 7.80 50 Numb3rs CBS 7.60

51 Family Guy (9 p.m.) FOX 7.51 52 Studio 60 NBC 7.33 53 American Dad (8:30 p.m.) FOX 7.11 54 Show Me the Money ABC 7.10 55 "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" ABC 6.99

56 Cops (8:30 p.m.) FOX 6.97 57 Biggest Loser 3 (8 p.m.) NBC 6.84 30 Rock NBC 6.84 59 "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" CBS 6.78 60 Family Guy (9:30 p.m.) FOX 6.73

61 Football Night in America, Part 2 NBC 6.68 62 Primetime (Wed.) ABC 6.62 63 America's Most Wanted FOX 6.57 64 How I Met Your Mother CBS 6.46 65 Bones (8 p.m.) FOX 6.38

66 Big Day ABC 6.31 67 Cops (8 p.m.) FOX 6.23 68 America's Next Top Model (Wed.) CW 6.19 69 Crimetime Saturday CBS 6.16 70 Friday Night Lights NBC 6.13

71 Standoff FOX 6.10 Bones (9 p.m.) FOX 6.10 73 "Billboard Music Awards" FOX 6.09 74 The Class CBS 5.91 75 America's Funniest Home Videos (Fri.) ABC 5.79

76 Law & Order (Sat.) NBC 5.54 77 La Fea Mas Bella (Mon.) UNI 5.49 78 La Fea Mas Bella (Wed.) UNI 5.45 79 What About Brian ABC 5.41 80 The Simpsons (7:30 p.m.) FOX 5.37

81 La Fea Mas Bella (Thu.) UNI 5.22 82 La Fea Mas Bella (Tue.) UNI 5.17 83 La Fea Mas Bella (Fri.) UNI 5.07 84 Help Me Help You ABC 5.02 85 Gilmore Girls CW 4.81

86 Justice FOX 4.48 87 Day Break ABC 4.46 88 7th Heaven CW 4.39 89 Smallville CW 4.31 90 One Tree Hill CW 4.24

91 Friday Night Smackdown CW 4.09 92 Reba CW 3.91 Til Death (8 p.m.) FOX 3.91 94 American Dad (7:15 p.m.) FOX 3.86 95 The O.C. FOX 3.82

96 Trading Spouses FOX 3.79 97 Til Death (8:30 p.m.) FOX 3.78 98 Mundo de Fieras (Wed.) UNI 3.58 99 Mundo de Fieras (Thu.) UNI 3.54 100 Mundo de Fieras (Tue.) UNI 3.46

Mundo de Fieras (Mon.) UNI 3.46 102 "The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen" ABC 3.45 103 Don Francisco Presenta UNI 3.40 104 Heridas de Amor (Tue.) UNI 3.38 105 "Aun Hay Mas" UNI 3.37

Mundo de Fieras (Fri.) UNI 3.37 107 Heroes (Sat., 9 p.m.) NBC 3.18 108 "Nuestra Navidad '06" UNI 3.14 109 Supernatural CW 3.12 110 Heridas de Amor (Wed.) UNI 3.09

111 Heridas de Amor (Mon.) UNI 3.02 112 Heridas de Amor (Thu.) UNI 2.98 113 Reba Sun CW 2.93 114 American Dad (7 p.m.) FOX 2.87

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Network averages

Here is the number of viewers (in millions) that each network averaged per hour of prime time, for last week and for the season.

*--* Network Last week Season to date CBS 11.73 12.86

NBC 10.24 10.34

ABC 8.36 11.45

FOX 6.06 8.12

UNI 3.64 3.36

CW 3.60 3.53

TEL 0.90 0.84

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