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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.3/9 household rating/share, 7.94 million viewers and a 2.2/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.1/9 HH rating [#1]
    • 7.73M viewers [#1]
    • 2.2/7 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (5.8/11 HH rating/share, 8.87M viewers, 2.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.3/11 to 5.8/11
      • Viewers – 9.69M to 8.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/10 to 2.5/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Ex List (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.35M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/7 to 4.3/7
      • Viewers – 5.60M to 6.35M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.0/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (5.7/10 HH rating/share, 8.60M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.3/10 to 5.7/10
      • Viewers – 8.01M to 8.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 2.1/7

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.3/8 household rating/share and 6.81 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.2/6 HH rating [#t3]
    • 5.13M viewers [#3]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Crusoe (4.3/8 HH rating/share, 6.74M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (America’s Toughest Jobs):
      • Households – 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: The second hour of Crusoe (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.73M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Deal or No Deal):
      • Households – 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 6.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5
  • 10:00 p.m.: Life (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 5.93M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/6 to 3.9/7
      • Viewers – 4.98M to 5.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.5/5

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.8/7 household rating/share and 5.73 million viewers, but managed a stronger second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.8/7 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.45M viewers [#2]
    • 1.8/6 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 4.99M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.8/5 to 3.3/6
      • Viewers – 4.10M to 4.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.7/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernanny (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.34M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.4/6 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 4.96M to 5.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.8/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 6.87M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.9/9 to 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 7.02M to 6.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 2.0/6

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.3/6 household rating/share, 5.29 million viewers and a 1.4/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.2/6 HH rating [#t3]
    • 4.94M viewers [#4]
    • 1.4/4 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (3.1/6 HH rating/share, 5.08M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? – 8:22-9:01pm):
      • Households – 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 5.44M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB NLCS Game 2: LA Dodgers at Philadelphia Philies – 4:31-8:22pm):
      • Households – 3.4/8
      • Viewers – 5.02M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: And another repeat of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 5.50M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Don’t Forget the Lyrics! – 9:01-10pm):
      • Households – 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 4.83M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.1/2 household rating/share, 1.56 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.2/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.69M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • Note: HH rating/share data was not available for this evening on The CW.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris (x.x/x HH rating/share, 1.79M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere):
      • Households – 1.1/2 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 1.70M to 1.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.7/3
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Game (x.x/x HH rating/share, 1.81M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (third season premiere):
      • Households – 1.2/2 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 1.80M to 1.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3 to 0.8/3
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of America’s Next Top Model (x.x/x HH rating/share, 1.33M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating).

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 “Ghost Whisperer” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, October 24, 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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