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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, October 19, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 8.6/14 household rating/share and 13.45 million viewers and was tied for first among adults 18-49 with a 3.7/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week
    • 6.4/10 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 9.92M Viewers [#4]
    • 2.5/6 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • Note: Due to the NFL overrun, the following numbers, for CBS only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 4:15-7:45 p.m.: CBS NFL Sunday (14.2/29 HH rating/share, 23.22M viewers, 8.4/29 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/5/2008 – 4:15-7:26pm):
      • Households – 12.6/24 to 14.2/29
      • Viewers – 20.01M to 23.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.5/25 to 8.4/29
  • 7:45-8:45 p.m.: 60 Minutes (9.4/15 HH rating/share, 14.53M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (7-8pm):
      • Households – 7.3/12 to 9.4/15
      • Viewers – 10.75M to 14.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 3.3/9
  • 8:45-9:45 p.m.: The Amazing Race (6.4/10 HH rating/share, 10.29M viewers, 3.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8-9pm):
      • Households – 5.4/8 to 6.4/10
      • Viewers – 9.01M to 10.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7 to 3.1/7
  • 9:45-10:45 p.m.: Cold Case (7.4/11 HH rating/share, 11.29M viewers, 2.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9-10pm):
      • Households – 7.1/11 to 7.4/11
      • Viewers – 10.99M to 11.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/6 to 2.7/6
  • 10:45-11:45 p.m.: The Unit (5.4/10 HH rating/share, 8.28M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10-11pm):
      • Households – 5.8/10 to 5.4/10
      • Viewers – 9.10M to 8.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.3/6

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.9/11 household rating/share and 11.06 million viewers, but managed a tie for first place among adults 18-49 with a 3.7/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.9/11 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 10.77M Viewers [#2]
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.9/9 HH rating/share, 8.17M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/7 to 4.9/9
      • Viewers – 6.29M to 8.17M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.1/6
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (6.4/10 HH rating/share, 10.78M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.9/11 to 6.4/10
      • Viewers – 11.34M to 10.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.6/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (9.6/14 HH rating/share, 15.25M viewers, 5.7/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.8/15 to 9.6/14
      • Viewers – 15.50M to 15.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.9/14 to 5.7/13
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (6.7/11 HH rating/share, 10.03M viewers, 3.5/8 A18-49 rating/share) closed out the evening for ABC.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.7/11 to 6.7/11
      • Viewers – 9.90M to 10.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 3.5/8

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.8/8, household/rating share and 7.93 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.1/10 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 10.39M Viewers [#3]
    • 4.1/10 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event, the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:30-8:00 p.m: Football Night in America (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 4.23M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Football Night in America – 7:30-8pm):
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 2.92M to 4.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 1.6/5
  • 8:15-11:02 p.m: NBC Sunday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6.3/10 HH rating/share, 10.01M viewers, 3.9/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (NBC Sunday Night Football: New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers8:15-11:02pm):
      • Households – 8.2/13 to 6.3/10
      • Viewers – 13.05M to 10.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/13 to 3.9/9

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.9/6 household rating/share and 6.65 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.2/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.0/11 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 11.26M Viewers [#1]
    • 4.0/10 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of The Simpsons (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.38M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX NFL National: Various Teams and Times – 4-7:48pm):
      • Households – 14.7/30
      • Viewers – 23.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.9/32
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 8.09M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/5/2008):
      • Households – 4.2/7 to 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 7.41M to 8.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9 to 3.8/10
    • Last week’s numbers (The OT – 7:48-8:07pm):
      • Households – 9.0/15
      • Viewers – 14.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.4/16
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB NLCS GAME 3: Pregame – 8:07-8:16pm):
      • Households – 6.1/10
      • Viewers – 9.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9
  • 8:30 p.m.: King of the Hill (4.2/6 HH rating/share, 7.35M viewers, 3.5/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/5/2008):
      • Households – 3.8/6 to 4.2/6
      • Viewers – 6.59M to 7.35M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.5/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 9.07M viewers, 4.7/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/5/2008):
      • Households – 4.9/7 to 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 8.38M to 9.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/10 to 4.7/10
  • 9:30 p.m.: American Dad (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.61M viewers, 3.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/5/2008):
      • Households – 4.0/6 to 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 6.85M to 6.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/8 to 3.3/7
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB NLCS GAME 3: Philadelphia Philies at Los Angeles Dodgers – 8:16-11:22pm):
      • Households – 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 8.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.5/1 household rating/share, 0.69 million viewers and a 0.2/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.6/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 0.95M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • Note: HH rating/share numbers for individual programs on The CW was not available for this evening.
  • 7:00 p.m.: In Harms Way (634,000 viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 0.5/1 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 0.77M to 0.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1 to 0.2/1
  • 8:00 p.m.: Valentine (718,000 viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 0.7/1 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 1.02M to 0.72M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1 to 0.2/1
  • 9:00 p.m.: Easy Money (721,000, 0.2/0 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 0.5/1 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 0.75M to 0.72M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1 to 0.2/0
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 “Desperate Housewives” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, October 26, 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.

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