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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, October 20, 2008

102008piechart-viewers1ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 9.2/14 household rating/share and 14.10 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.0/14 HH rating [#1]
    • 13.51M viewers [#1]
    • 3.2/8 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Dancing With The Stars (12.2/18 HH rating/share, 18.55M viewers, 4.1/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.7/17 to 12.2/18
      • Viewers – 17.77M to 18.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 4.1/10
  • 9:30 (9:32) p.m.: Samantha Who? (7.4/11 HH rating/share, 11.03M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (second season premiere):
      • Households – 7.7/11 to 7.4/11
      • Viewers – 11.45M to 11.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/7 to 3.0/7
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Boston Legal (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.96M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.4/9 to 5.8/10
      • Viewers – 8.01M to 8.96M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5 to 2.4/6

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.3/11 household rating/share and 11.60 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.9/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.3/11 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.47M viewers [#2]
    • 4.0/10 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.28M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.8/9 to 5.8/9
      • Viewers – 9.34M to 9.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.5/9
  • 8:30 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother (5.7/8 HH rating/share, 9.36M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.6/8 to 5.7/8
      • Viewers – 9.25M to 9.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 3.9/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: Two and a Half Men (8.9/13 HH rating/share, 14.55M viewers, 5.1/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.0/13 to 8.9/13
      • Viewers – 14.72M to 14.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.3/12 to 5.1/12
  • 9:30 p.m.: Worst Week (6.3/9 HH rating/share, 9.90M viewers, 3.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.3/9 to 6.3/9
      • Viewers – 9.75M to 9.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/7 to 3.2/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: Miami (8.7/14 HH rating/share, 13.25M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share) ended the night for CBS.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.7/14 to 8.7/14
      • Viewers – 13.22M to 13.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 3.8/10

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.3/7 household rating/share, 6.96 million viewers and a 2.9/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.5/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 7.31M viewers [#3]
    • 3.2/8 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Chuck (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.70M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.8/6 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 6.17M to 6.70M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.5/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Heroes (5.1/7 HH rating/share, 8.46M viewers, 3.9/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 5.1/7
      • Viewers – 8.75M to 8.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/10 to 3.9/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: My Own Worst Enemy (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 5.72M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 7.27M to 5.72M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.5/6

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.3/5 household rating/share, 5.59 million viewers and a 2.2/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.8/7 HH rating [#3]
    • 7.28M viewers [#4]
    • 2.4/6 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 5.34M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/6/2008):
      • Households – 3.6/5 to 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 5.73M to 5.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.1/5
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB NLCS Game 4: Pregame – 8-8:19pm):
      • Households – 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Prison Break (3.5/5 HH rating/share, 5.84M viewers, 2.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/6/2008):
      • Households – 3.4/5 to 3.5/5
      • Viewers – 5.37M to 5.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/5 to 2.3/5
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB NLCS Game 4: Philadelphia Philies at Los Angeles Dodgers):
      • Households – 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 7.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.1/3 household rating/share, 3.34 million viewers and a 1.7/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.3/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.38M viewers [#5]
    • 1.7/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl (2.1/3 HH rating/share, 3.03M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.3/3 to 2.1/3
      • Viewers – 3.31M to 3.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.5/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: One Tree Hill (2.2/3 HH rating/share, 3.65M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.2/3 to 2.2/3
      • Viewers – 3.47M to 3.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4 to 1.9/5

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 27, 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