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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, October 8, 2008

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 8.4/14 household rating/share, 13.09 million viewers and a 3.6/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.9/13 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 12.03M viewers [#1]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (5.1/9 HH rating/share, 7.64M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 5.1/9
      • Viewers – 6.80M to 7.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.1/7
  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried (4.9/8 HH rating/share, 7.43M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 6.91M to 7.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.3/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (10.1/16 HH rating/share, 15.90M viewers, 4.2/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.5/15 to 10.1/16
      • Viewers – 14.78M to 15.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 4.2/11
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (10.0/17 HH rating/share, 15.86M viewers, 4.3/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.6/16 to 10.0/17
      • Viewers – 14.88M to 15.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/11 to 4.3/12

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 4.6/7 household rating/share, 7.40 million viewers and a 2.4/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.4/7 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 7.04M viewers [#4]
    • 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Bones (6.4/10 HH rating/share, 10.34M viewers, 3.3/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.2/10 to 6.4/10
      • Viewers – 10.03M to 10.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.3/10
  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.:‘Til Death (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.97M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.7/4 to 3.2/5
      • Viewers – 4.24M to 4.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4 to 1.8/5
  • 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of ‘Til Death (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 3.97M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.3/4 to 2.6/4
      • Viewers – 3.61M to 3.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.4/4

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share and 6.25 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.2/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.8/8 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 7.17M viewers [#3]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Pushing Daisies (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.55M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (second season premiere):
      • Households – 4.0/7 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 6.33M to 5.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 1.9/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Private Practice (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.26M viewers, 2.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (second season premiere):
      • Households – 5.5/8 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 8.16M to 7.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 2.6/6
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Dirty Sexy Money (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 5.94M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (second season premiere):
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 7.02M to 5.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.0/6

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share and 6.02 million viewers, but managed a slightly stronger third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.3/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.4/9 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 8.47M viewers [#2]
    • 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m: Knight Rider (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 6.73M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 7.77M to 6.73M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.2/6
  • 9:00 p.m: The Biggest Loser (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.56M viewers, 2.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (TUES; 10/7/2008 – 8pm):
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 7.27M to 6.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 2.7/6
    • Last week’s numbers (America’s Got Talent):
      • Households – 7.8/12
      • Viewers – 12.69M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8
  • 10:00 p.m: Lipstick Jungle (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 4.76M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/7 to 3.3/6
      • Viewers – 5.34M to 4.76M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 1.8/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.1/3 household rating/share, 2.87 million viewers and a 1.3/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.0/3 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 2.87M viewers [#5]
    • 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 3.88M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.7/4 to 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 4.03M to 3.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.8/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of 90210 (1.4/2 HH rating/share, 1.86M viewers, 1.0/2 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
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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 15, 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.