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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, October 16, 2008

101608piechart-viewersCBS finished in first place for the evening with a 9.1/15 household rating/share, 14.58 million viewers and a 4.2/11 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.6/15 HH rating [#1]
    • 15.96M viewers [#1]
    • 4.9/13 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Gabon (7.9/13 HH rating/share, 14.03M viewers, 4.6/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.7/12 to 7.9/13
      • Viewers – 13.28M to 14.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.4/12 to 4.6/13
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (11.6/18 HH rating/share, 18.84M viewers, 5.1/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (ninth season premiere):
      • Households – 13.9/21 to 11.6/18
      • Viewers – 23.48M to 18.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.1/17 to 5.1/13
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Eleventh Hour (7.8/13 HH rating/share, 12.04M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere – 10:01):
      • Households – 7.2/12 to 7.8/13
      • Viewers – 11.37M to 12.04M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.2/9

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.9/11 household rating/share, 10.42 million viewers and a 3.7/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.7/12 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.54M viewers [#2]
    • 4.0/10 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 8.21M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.8/9 to 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 8.52M to 8.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 2.6/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (9.6/14 HH rating/share, 14.57M viewers, 5.8/14 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.8/15 to 9.6/14
      • Viewers – 14.80M to 14.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.6/13 to 5.8/14
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Life on Mars (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 8.47M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere – 10:01):
      • Households – 7.5/13 to 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 11.33M to 8.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 2.7/7

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.0/8 household rating/share, 7.81 million viewers and a 3.4/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.5/9 HH rating [#3]
    • 8.80M viewers [#3]
    • 3.9/10 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.54M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.4/7 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 7.17M to 6.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.6/8
  • 8:30 p.m.: Kath & Kim (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.01M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 4.7/7 to 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 7.52M to 6.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 2.5/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office (4.8/7 HH rating/share, 8.07M viewers, 4.1/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.5/8 to 4.8/7
      • Viewers – 9.25M to 8.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.8/12 to 4.1/10
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: The second of three Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update specials (5.3/8 HH rating/share, 8.61M viewers, 4.1/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9:31):
      • Households – 6.4/10 to 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 10.85M to 8.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.1/12 to 4.1/10
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: E.R. (5.9/10 HH rating/share, 8.81M viewers, 3.5/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10:01):
      • Households – 6.0/10 to 5.9/10
      • Viewers – 9.41M to 8.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11 to 3.5/10

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/4 household rating/share and 3.98 million viewers and was tied for fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.4/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 6.54M viewers [#4]
    • 2.1/5 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back episodes of Hole in the Wall (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 3.62M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Hole in the Wall – 10/2/2008 – 8pm):
      • Households – 2.2/4
      • Viewers – 3.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Hole in the Wall – 10/2/2008 – 8:30pm):
      • Households – 2.3/4
      • Viewers – 3.73M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX Major League Baseball: NLCS Game 1 – Pregame – 8:00pm):
      • Households -3.0/5
      • Viewers – 4.50M
      • Adults 18-49 -1.3/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Kitchen Nightmares (2.3/3 HH rating/share, 3.45M viewers, 1.4/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX Major League Baseball: NLCS Game 1 – Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Philies – 8:18pm):
      • Households – 5.1/8
      • Viewers – 7.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.2/3 household rating/share and 3.60 million viewers, but managed a tie for fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.3/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.61M viewers [#5]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 4.15M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.6/4 to 2.5/4
      • Viewers – 4.12M to 4.15M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.7/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (1.9/3 HH rating/share, 3.06M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.9/3
      • Viewers – 3.15M to 3.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/3 to 1.2/3
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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: Crime Scene Investigation” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, October 23, 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.