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U.S. Television Prime-Time Ratings for Week Ended Dec. 16

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Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The following tables list the prime-time averages for 11 U.S. broadcast networks for the week ended Dec 16.

Weekly Average
Current Season for the week of 12/10/12 - 12/16/12
Week 12 of Season

NETWORK   DURATION  RATING   HOMES   SHARE
          (Minutes)         (000s)
============================================
Households
ABC          1295     3.3     3750       5
CBS          1180     7.3     8310      12
NBC          1270     4.5     5130       7
FOX           900     2.7     3040       4
CW            600     1.1     1220       2
ION          1320     0.9     1000       1
UNI          1301     1.7     1940       3
TEL          1320     0.7      760       1
TF           1320     0.4      500       1
AZA          1320     0.1       90       0
ETV          1320     0.2      220       0
MFX          1077     0.0       40       0

Persons 2+
ABC          1295     1.8     5130       4
CBS          1180     4.1    11920      10
NBC          1270     2.5     7260       6
FOX           900     1.5     4360       4
CW            600     0.6     1660       1
ION          1320     0.4     1260       1
UNI          1301     1.1     3210       3
TEL          1320     0.5     1330       1
TF           1320     0.3      850       1
AZA          1320     0.0      140       0
ETV          1320     0.1      340       0
MFX          1077     0.0       70       0

Adults 18-49
ABC          1295     1.5     1870       4
CBS          1180     3.1     3910       9
NBC          1270     2.3     2940       7
FOX           900     1.6     1980       4
CW            600     0.6      790       2
ION          1320     0.3      400       1
UNI          1301     1.3     1630       4
TEL          1320     0.6      700       2
TF           1320     0.4      460       1
AZA          1320     0.1       70       0
ETV          1320     0.1      180       0
MFX          1077     0.0       30       0

Season to Date Average
Current Season for 9/24/12 - 12/16/2012
Week 12 of Season

NETWORK   DURATION  RATING   HOMES   SHARE
          (Minutes)         (000s)
============================================
Households
ABC         15419     5.6     6410       9
CBS         15321     7.5     8560      12
NBC         14990     5.5     6230       9
FOX         11752     4.1     4670       7
CW           7200     1.3     1440       2
ION         15840     0.8      870       1
UNI         15568     2.0     2240       3
TEL         15840     0.7      760       1
TF          15840     0.4      420       1
AZA         15828     0.1       80       0
ETV         15833     0.1      150       0
MFX          8127     0.0       50       0

Persons 2+
ABC         15419     3.0     8740       8
CBS         15321     4.1    11830      10
NBC         14990     3.0     8830       8
FOX         11752     2.3     6740       6
CW           7200     0.7     1910       2
ION         15840     0.4     1090       1
UNI         15568     1.3     3720       3
TEL         15840     0.4     1250       1
TF          15840     0.2      700       1
AZA         15828     0.0      130       0
ETV         15833     0.1      230       0
MFX          8127     0.0       80       0

Adults 18-49
ABC         15419     2.5     3150       7
CBS         15321     2.9     3660       8
NBC         14990     3.1     3970       9
FOX         11752     2.4     3070       7
CW           7200     0.8      990       2
ION         15840     0.3      380       1
UNI         15568     1.5     1910       4
TEL         15840     0.5      670       1
TF          15840     0.3      380       1
AZA         15828     0.1       70       0
ETV         15833     0.1      110       0
MFX          8127     0.0       50       0

Each ratings point equals 1.142 million households.

Data are preliminary from Dec. 3 - Dec. 16.

Source: Nielsen

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Golum in Los Angeles at rgolum@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net.

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