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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, October 5, 2008

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 8.4/13 household rating/share and 13.49 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 3.8/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week
    • 6.9/11 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 10.86M Viewers [#3]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • Note: Due to the approximately half-hour NFL Overrun, the following numbers, for CBS only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 4:15-7:26 p.m.: CBS NFL National: Various Teams (12.6/24 HH rating/share, 20.01M viewers, 7.5/25 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (9/21/2008):
      • Households – 12.0/23 to 12.6/24
      • Viewers – 19.23M to 20.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.1/24 to 7.5/25
  • 7:26 p.m.: 60 Minutes (10.5/17 HH rating/share, 13.79M viewers, 4.0/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.0/14 to 10.5/17
      • Viewers – 12.59M to 13.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 4.0/11
  • 8:26 p.m.: The Amazing Race (6.6/10 HH rating/share, 11.00M viewers, 3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (13th season premiere):
      • Households – 6.0/9 to 6.6/10
      • Viewers – 10.04M to 11.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.4/8
  • 9:26 p.m.: Cold Case (7.1/11 HH rating/share, 11.10M viewers, 2.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (sixth season premiere):
      • Households – 7.4/11 to 7.1/11
      • Viewers – 11.36M to 11.10M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/6 to 2.8/6
  • 10:26 p.m.: The Unit (6.0/11 HH rating/share, 9.46M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere):
      • Households – 6.2/10 to 6.0/11
      • Viewers – 9.71M to 9.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/6 to 2.7/7

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.4/12 household rating/share, 11.75 million viewers and a 4.1/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.8/12 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 12.47M Viewers [#2]
    • 4.6/12 A18-49 Rating [#t2]
  • 7:00 p.m.: The 19th season premiere of America’s Funniest Home Videos (5.3/9 HH rating/share, 9.11M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (10/7/2007 – 18th season premiere):
      • Households – 5.1/9 to 5.3/9
      • Viewers – 8.52M to 9.11M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 2.7/8
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (7.2/11 HH rating/share, 11.75M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (sixth season premiere – 7pm):
      • Households – 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 7.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7
    • Last week’s numbers (sixth season premiere – 8pm):
      • Households – 7.4/11
      • Viewers – 11.95M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (10.0/15 HH rating/share, 15.52M viewers, 5.8/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fifth season premiere):
      • Households – 11.4/17 to 10.0/15
      • Viewers – 18.68M to 15.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.1/16 to 5.8/13
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (7.1/12 HH rating/share, 10.62M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share) closed out the evening for ABC.
    • Week-to-week numbers (third season premiere):
      • Households – 7.7/13 to 7.1/12
      • Viewers – 12.03M to 10.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.6/11 to 4.0/10

NBC finished in third place for the evening with an 6.7/11, household/rating share and 11.58 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.4/11 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.2/13 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 14.23M Viewers [#1]
    • 5.6/14 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event, the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:30 p.m: Football Night in America (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.67M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Football Night in America – 7:30-8pm):
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 4.27M to 5.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 2.2/7
  • 8:15 p.m: NBC Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars (8.8/14 HH rating/share, 14.21M viewers, 5.5/14 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (NBC Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears8:15-11:29pm):
      • Households – 10.8/17 to 8.8/14
      • Viewers – 17.34M to 14.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.9/17 to 5.5/14

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.5/6 household rating/share, 6.06 million viewers and a 3.0/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.4/10 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 10.58M Viewers [#4]
    • 4.6/12 A18-49 Rating [#t2]
  • 7:00 & 7:29 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of King of the Hill (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.55M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX NFL National: Various Teams):
      • Households – 13.0/25
      • Viewers – 21.15M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.1/27
    • Last week’s numbers (The OT):
      • Households – 7.6/13
      • Viewers – 12.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.9/15
  • 8:00 (7:59) p.m.: The Simpsons (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 7.43M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (20th season premiere):
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 9.47M to 7.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/12 to 3.6/10
  • 8:30 p.m.: King of the Hill (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 6.57M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (13th season premiere):
      • Households – 4.2/6 to 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 7.10M to 6.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 3.3/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy (4.9/7 HH rating/share, 8.42M viewers, 4.3/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (seventh season premiere):
      • Households – 5.4/8 to 4.9/7
      • Viewers – 9.09M to 8.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/10 to 4.3/10
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: American Dad (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.85M viewers, 3.5/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere):
      • Households – 4.2/6 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 6.89M to 6.85M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/7 to 3.5/8

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.6/1 household rating/share, 0.95 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.9/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.34M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.6/2 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 p.m.: The series premiere of In Harms Way (0.4/1 HH rating/share, 676,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Valentine (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.10M viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Easy Money (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.08M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
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 “NBC Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, October 12, 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.