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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, October 13, 2008

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 9.0/14 household rating/share and 13.51 million viewers, but was tied for second among 18-49 with a 3.2/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.2/16 HH rating [#1]
    • 15.67M viewers [#1]
    • 2.7/9 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Dancing With The Stars (11.7/17 HH rating/share, 17.66M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 12.0/18 to 11.7/17
      • Viewers – 18.59M to 17.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 4.0/10
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: The second season premiere of Samantha Who? (7.9/12 HH rating/share, 11.70M viewers, 3.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (10/15/2007 – 9:32-10pm):
      • Households – 9.9/15 to 7.9/12
      • Viewers – 14.42M to 11.70M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/10 to 3.1/7
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Boston Legal (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 8.18M viewers, 2.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.8/9 to 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 8.75M to 8.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.1/8

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.3/11 household rating/share and 11.47 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.0/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.4/11 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.38M viewers [#2]
    • 3.9/10 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.36M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.0/9 to 5.8/9
      • Viewers – 9.39M to 9.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 3.6/10
  • 8:30 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother (5.6/8 HH rating/share, 9.14M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.7/8 to 5.6/8
      • Viewers – 8.98M to 9.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 3.8/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: Two and a Half Men (8.9/13 HH rating/share, 14.57M viewers, 5.3/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.8/13 to 8.9/13
      • Viewers – 14.07M to 14.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.1/12 to 5.3/12
  • 9:30 p.m.: Worst Week (6.3/9 HH rating/share, 9.78M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.7/8 to 6.3/9
      • Viewers – 8.85M to 9.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/7 to 3.3/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: Miami (8.6/14 HH rating/share, 13.00M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share) ended the night for CBS.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.2/15 to 8.6/14
      • Viewers – 13.88M to 13.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 3.9/10

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 4.8/7 household rating/share, but was fourth among both viewers (7.28 million) and adults 18-49 (2.4/6 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 3.5/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 5.52M viewers [#4]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • Note: The following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 8:00-8:19 p.m.: FOX MLB NLCS Game 4: Pregame (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.07M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles):
      • Households – 3.6/5
      • Viewers – 5.73M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6
  • 8:19-12:08 a.m.: FOX MLB NLCS Game 4: Philadelphia Philies at Los Angeles Dodgers (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.71M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Prison Break):
      • Households – 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 5.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.5/7 household rating/share, but managed a third place finish among viewers (7.31 million) and a stronger tie for second among adults 18-49 with a (3.2/8 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 4.2/6 HH rating [#3]
    • 6.63M viewers [#3]
    • 2.8/7 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Chuck (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 6.01M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.7/6 to 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 5.83M to 6.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.3/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Heroes (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 8.63M viewers, 4.2/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.0/7 to 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 8.20M to 8.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/9 to 4.2/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: The series premiere of My Own Worst Enemy (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.30M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Life):
      • Households – 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 5.58M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.3/3 household rating/share, 3.38 million viewers and a 1.7/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.3/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.69M viewers [#5]
    • 0.8/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl (2.3/3 HH rating/share, 3.34M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (9/29/2008):
      • Households – 2.3/4 to 2.3/3
      • Viewers – 3.40M to 3.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.6/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: One Tree Hill (2.2/3 HH rating/share, 3.43M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (9/29/2008):
      • Households – 2.3/3 to 2.2/3
      • Viewers – 3.42M to 3.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/4 to 1.7/4

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 “Dancing With The Stars will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, October 20, 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 and PIFeedback