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Broadcast TV Ratings for The Week of 10/23 to 10/29

CBS takes the win in households, viewers and A25-54, while ABC comes away with the win in A18-49, a tie for first with NBC in A18-34 and has the top rated programs of the week in viewers and households (“Desperate Housewives” and “Dancing with the Stars”).


CBS was first for the week in households (8.0/13 rating, 8.90 million) and total viewers (4.3/11 rating, 12.29 million), fourth in A18-34 (2.5/8 rating), second in Adults 18-49 (3.6/10 rating, 4.69M ) and first in Adults 25-54 (4.7/11 rating, 5.7M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (October 24-30, 2005):
    • 8.2/13 household rating, 9.08 million households – (#1)
    • 4.5/11 viewer rating, 12.57 million total viewers – (#1)
    • 2.6/8 A18-34 rating (#3)
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating – 4.90M – (#1)
    • 4.8/12 A25-54 rating – 5.9M – (#1)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 8.0/13 household rating, 8.97 million households – (#1)
    • 4.4/11 viewer rating, 12.57 million total viewers – (#1)
    • 2.6/8 A18-34 rating (#3)
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating – 4.96M – (#2)
    • 4.8/12 A25-54 rating – 5.9M – (#1)
  • Top program
    • CBS NFL
      • 13.3/23 HH Rating, 14.813M households – (#2)
      • 7.3 Viewer Rating, 20.825M viewers – (#2)
      • 6.8/17 A18-49 rating, 8.863M – (#3)

ABC was second for the week in households (7.3/12 rating, 8.17 million) and total viewers (4.0/10 rating, 11.39 million), tied first in A18-34 (2.9/9 rating), first in Adults 18-49 (3.9/11 rating, 5.04M) and second in Adults 25-54 (4.5/11 rating, 5.5M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (October 24-30, 2005):
    • 6.2/10 household rating, 6.81 million households – (#3)
    • 3.4/9 viewer rating, 9.50 million total viewers – (#3)
    • 2.9/9 A18-34 rating (#2)
    • 3.5/9 A18-49 rating – 4.57M – (#3)
    • 4.7/12 A25-54 rating – 5.8M – (#2)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 7.3/12 household rating, 8.10 million households – (#3)
    • 4.0/10 viewer rating, 11.21 million total viewers – (#3)
    • 3.2/10 A18-34 rating (#1)
    • 4.0/11 A18-49 rating – 5.17M – (#1)
    • 4.6/11 A25-54 rating – 5.9M – (#2)
  • Top Program
    • “Desperate Housewives”
      • 13.3/20 HH Rating, 14.867M households – (#2)
      • 7.5 Viewer Rating, 21.238M viewers – (#1)
      • 8.3/19 A18-49 rating, 10.880M – (#1)
      • Gained 1,529,000 total viewers from the week before.

FOX was third for the week in households (6.5/10 rating, 7.20 million) and total viewers (3.5/9 rating, 9.97 million), third in A18-34 (2.8/9 rating), fourth in Adults 18-49 (3.2/9 rating, 4.21M ) and fourth in Adults 25-54 (3.7/9 rating, 4.5M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers (October 24-30, 2005):
    • 6.7/11 household rating, 7.40 million households – (#2)
    • 3.7/9 viewer rating, 10.33 million viewers – (#2)
    • 3.4/10 A18-34 rating – (#1)
    • 3.7/10 A18-49 rating – 4.83M – (#3)
    • 3.6/9 A25-54 rating – 4.3M – (#4)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 7.8/13 household rating, 8.66 million households – (#2)
    • 4.2/11 viewer rating, 11.89 million viewers – (#2)
    • 3.1/10 A18-34 rating – (#2)
    • 3.8/11 A18-49 rating – 4.94M – (#3)
    • 4.4/11 A25-54 rating – 5.4M – (#3)
  • Top program
    • World Series Game 5: Detroit Tigers at St. Louis Cardinals
      • 10.3/18 HH Rating, 11.526M households – (#13)
      • 5.7 Viewer Rating, 16.276M viewers – (#12)
      • 5.0 A18-49 rating, 6.497M – (#13)

NBC was fourth for the week in households (6.3/10 rating, 7.06 million) total viewers (3.4/9 rating, 9.72M), tied first in A18-34 (2.9/9 rating), third in Adults 18-49 (3.5/10 rating, 4.58M ), and third in Adults 25-54 (4.0/10 rating, 4.9M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers:
    • 5.9/9 household rating, 6.53 million households – (#4)
    • 3.1/8 viewer rating, 8.70 million total viewers – (#4)
    • 2.3/7 A18-34 rating (#4)
    • 3.0/8 A18-49 rating – 3.86M – (#4)
    • 3.9/9 A25-54 rating – 4.8M – (#3)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 5.7/9 household rating, 6.38 million households – (#4)
    • 3.1/8 viewer rating, 8.88 million total viewers – (#4)
    • 2.6/8 A18-34 rating (#3)
    • 3.2/9 A18-49 rating – 4.16M – (#4)
    • 3.7/9 A25-54 rating – 4.6M – (#4)
  • Top Program
    • “NBC Sunday Night Football: ”
      • 11.2/18 HH Rating, 12.458M households – (#6)
      • 6.1 Viewer Rating, 17.331M viewers – (#6)
      • 6.8/17 A18-49 rating, 8.844M – (#4)
      • Gained about 5.006 million viewers from the two weeks before.

The CW was fifth for the week in households (2.3/4 rating, 2.60 million) total viewers (1.3/3 rating, 3.59 million), fifth in A18-34 (1.7/5 rating), fifth in Adults 18-49 (1.5/4 rating, 1.94M ), and fifth in Adults 25-54 (1.4/3 rating, 1.7M).

  • Last Year’s Numbers for The WB (October 24-30, 2005):
    • 2.5/4 household rating, 2.70 million households – (#5)
    • 1.3/3 viewer rating, 3.71 million total viewers – (#5)
    • 1.6/4 adults 18-49 rating – 2.07M – (#5)
    • 1.5/4 adults 25-54 rating – 1.9M – (#5)
  • Last Year’s Numbers for UPN (October 24-30, 2005):
    • 2.4/4 household rating, 2.64 million households – (#6)
    • 1.3/3 viewer rating, 3.60 million total viewers – (#6)
    • 1.5/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.96M – (#6)
    • 1.4/3 adults 25-54 rating – 1.7M – (#6)
  • Last Week’s Numbers:
    • 2.3/4 household rating, 2.53 million households – (#5)
    • 1.3/3 viewer rating, 3.56 million total viewers – (#5)
    • 1.7/5 adults 18-34 rating – (#5)
    • 1.5/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.93M – (#5)
    • 1.4/3 adults 25-54 rating – 1.7M – (#5)
  • Top Program
    • “America’s Next Top Model”
      • 1.9 viewer rating, 5.449M viewers – (#77)
      • Gained about 299,000 viewers from the previous week.

Top 10 broadcast TV shows for the week of 10/23/2006 to 10/29/2006 in terms of viewers and A18-49 (click to enlarge)

Total Viewers

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Adults 18-49

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Source: Final Numbers data from Nielsen Media Research