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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, October 9, 2008

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 9.6/15 household rating/share, 15.96 million viewers and a 4.9/13 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.9/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 11.15M viewers [#1]
    • 3.5/9 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Gabon (7.8/13 HH rating/share, 13.31M viewers, 4.3/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.7/12 to 7.8/13
      • Viewers – 13.08M to 13.31M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/12 to 4.3/13
  • 9:00 p.m.: The ninth season premiere of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (13.7/21 HH rating/share, 22.98M viewers, 7.0/17 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (10/11/2007 – eighth season premiere):
      • Households – 12.4/19 to 13.7/21
      • Viewers – 19.79M to 22.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.1/15 to 7.0/17
  • 10:00 p.m.: That was followed by the series premiere of Eleventh Hour (7.3/12 HH rating/share, 11.59M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.7/12 household rating/share, 11.54 million viewers and a 4.0/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.7/10 HH rating [#2]
    • 10.25M viewers [#2]
    • 3.3/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 8.48M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.6/9 to 5.8/9
      • Viewers – 8.31M to 8.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.6/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (9.7/15 HH rating/share, 14.54M viewers, 5.5/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (9/25/2008 – fifth season premiere – 9-11pm):
      • Households – 11.9/18 to 9.7/15
      • Viewers – 18.47M to 14.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.4/18 to 5.5/13
  • 10:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Life on Mars (7.7/13 HH rating/share, 11.60M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.5/9 household rating/share, 8.80 million viewers and a 3.9/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.9/9 HH rating [#3]
    • 9.45M viewers [#3]
    • 3.7/9 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 7.09M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8-9pm):
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 4.4/7
      • Viewers – 6.72M to 7.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.7/8
  • 8:30 p.m.: The series premiere of Kath & Kim (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 7.46M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office (5.4/8 HH rating/share, 9.00M viewers, 4.6/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (9/25/2008 – The Office – fifth season premiere):
      • Households – 5.4/8 to 5.4/8
      • Viewers – 9.34M to 9.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.9/12 to 4.6/11
  • 9:30 p.m.: The first of three Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update specials (6.3/9 HH rating/share, 10.59M viewers, 5.0/12 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: E.R. (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 9.34M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (9/25/2008 – 15th season premiere):
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 6.0/10
      • Viewers – 8.03M to 9.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 4.0/10

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, 6.54 million viewers and a 2.1/5 rating/share  among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/4 HH rating [#t4]
    • 3.95M viewers [#4]
    • 1.6/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event, the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 8:00 p.m.: FOX Major League Baseball: NLCS Game 1 Pregame (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.50M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Hole in the Wall – 8pm):
      • Households – 2.2/4
      • Viewers – 3.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4
  • 8:18 p.m.: FOX Major League Baseball: NLCS Game 1 – Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Philies(5.1/8 HH rating/share, 7.74M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Hole in the Wall – 8:30pm):
      • Households – 2.3/4
      • Viewers – 3.73M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.3/4 household rating/share, 3.61 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/4 HH rating [#t4]
    • 3.76M viewers [#5]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 4.08M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.5/4 to 2.6/4
      • Viewers – 4.05M to 4.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.6/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (1.9/3 HH rating/share, 3.14M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.4/3 to 1.9/3
      • Viewers – 3.51M to 3.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/3 to 1.4/4
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 “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, October 16, 2008. Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

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

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