CBS Is Repeat Offender Wednesday

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Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007

No new episodes was no problem for CBS Wednesday, as its lineup of repeats coasted to an easy ratings victory.

CBS averaged a 6.5 rating/11 share for the night, topping second-place NBC, 4.6/8, by a comfortable margin. ABC came in third with a 4.1/6. FOX was fourth at 3.2/5, and The CW trailed at 1.3/2.

CBS also led among adults 18-49 with a 2.7 rating. NBC, 2.2, finished second, followed by FOX at 1.9. ABC averaged 1.7 and The CW 0.8.

"Clash of the Choirs" put NBC on top at 8 p.m. with a 5.5/9. "Duel" earned a 4.9/8 for ABC. The specials "Frosty the Snowman" and "Frosty Returns" averaged 4.3/7 for CBS. FOX came in fourth with reruns of "Back to You," 3.3/6, and "'Til Death," 3.5/6. The CW's "Crowned" brought up the rear.

A "Criminal Minds" rerun, 7.4/12, moved CBS into the lead at 9 p.m. The second hour of "Clash of the Choirs" dipped slightly to 5.3/9 on NBC. ABC's "Private Practice" repeat posted a 3.9/6, which was good enough to beat a "Kitchen Nightmares" encore on FOX. "Gossip Girl" delivered a 1.3/2 for The CW.

"CSI: NY" dominated the 10 p.m. hour, scoring a 7.7/13 for CBS. "A Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theatre" drew a 3.4/6 for ABC, edging the finale of "Journeyman," 3.2/6, on NBC.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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