Tips?

Got any tips? Send them here

Get in Touch

Comments/Suggestions?

Have a question or comment you'd like to send my way?

Send your e-mail here

I'll do my best to read and respond to your e-mails.

Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, October 1, 2008

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.9/13 household rating/share, 12.03 million viewers and a 3.3/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.9/13 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 12.48M viewers [#1]
    • 3.5/10 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 6.86M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere):
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 4.7/8
      • Viewers – 6.52M to 6.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.0/6
  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 6.97M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 4.5/7 to 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 6.82M to 6.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.2/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (9.3/14 HH rating/share, 14.51M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere):
      • Households – 10.5/16 to 9.3/14
      • Viewers – 17.01M to 14.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/12 to 3.8/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (9.5/15 HH rating/share, 14.67M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fifth season premiere):
      • Households – 9.2/16 to 9.5/15
      • Viewers – 14.59M to 14.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/11 to 4.1/11

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.4/9 household rating/share and 8.47 million viewers, but was third among among adults 18-49 with a 2.5/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.1/8 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 7.87M viewers [#3]
    • 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m: Knight Rider (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 8.02M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (season premiere):
      • Households – 4.5/7 to 4.6/7
      • Viewers – 7.35M to 8.02M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.5/7
  • 9:00 p.m: America’s Got Talent (7.7/12 HH rating/share, 12.55M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.6/10 to 7.7/12
      • Viewers – 10.30M to 12.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 3.3/8
  • 10:00 p.m: Lipstick Jungle (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 5.31M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (second season premiere):
      • Households – 4.4/7 to 3.9/7
      • Viewers – 6.25M to 5.31M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 1.9/5

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.8/8 household rating/share and 7.17 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.7/11 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 10.36M viewers [#2]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The second season premiere of Pushing Daisies (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.32M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (10/3/2007):
      • Households – 8.3/14 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 13.03M to 6.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/13 to 2.0/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Dancing With the Stars):
      • Households – 10.4/17
      • Viewers – 15.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: The second season premiere of Private Practice (5.5/8 HH rating/share, 8.05M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (9/26/2007):
      • Households – 9.8/12 to 5.5/8
      • Viewers – 14.41M to 8.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/13 to 3.2/8
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: And ABC closed out the evening with the second season premiere of Dirty Sexy Money (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 7.14M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (9/26/2007):
      • Households – 7.4/12 to 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 10.44M to 7.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 2.5/7
    • Last week’s numbers (David Blaine: Dive of Death – 9:16-11:16pm):
      • Households – 4.6/7
      • Viewers – 7.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, 7.04 million viewers and a 2.4/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.3/7 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 6.85M viewers [#4]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Bones (6.1/10 HH rating/share, 9.82M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.0/10 to 6.1/10
      • Viewers – 9.73M to 9.82M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/10 to 3.2/9
  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.:‘Til Death (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.66M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.5/4 to 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 3.72M to 4.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.8/5
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: Another episode of ‘Til Death (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.86M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for Fox.
    • Last week’s numbers (Do Not Disturb):
      • Households – 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.58M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/3

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.0/3 household rating/share, 2.87 million viewers and a 1.4/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.1/3 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 3.20M viewers [#5]
    • 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 4.01M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.8/4 to 2.7/4
      • Viewers – 4.13M to 4.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 1.8/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of 90210 (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.73M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share).
GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonight’s episode of “CSI: NY” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, October 8, 2008. Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PIFeedback and Zap2It.