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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, October 21, 2008

102108piechart-viewersCBS finished in first place for the evening with a 9.3/15 household rating/share and 14.65 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.2/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.3/15 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 14.57M viewers [#1]
    • 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (10.7/17 HH rating/share, 17.06M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.2/17 to 10.7/17
      • Viewers – 18.04M to 17.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11 to 3.6/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Mentalist (9.7/15 HH rating/share, 15.29M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.4/14 to 9.7/15
      • Viewers – 14.94M to 15.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 3.4/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: Without a Trace (7.7/13 HH rating/share, 11.59M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.3/12 to 7.7/13
      • Viewers – 11.05M to 11.59M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.6/7

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.5/12 household rating/share and 11.29 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.7/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/10 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 9.50M viewers [#3]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A recap episode of Dancing With the Stars (6.3/10 HH rating/share, 9.34M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Opportunity Knocks):
      • Households – 3.3/5
      • Viewers – 5.15M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars: The Results Show (10.6/16 HH rating/share, 16.02M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Dancing With The Stars: The Results – 8-9pm):
      • Households – 9.6/14 to 10.6/16
      • Viewers – 14.82M to 16.02M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.8/9
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Eli Stone (5.7/10 HH rating/share, 8.51M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (second season premiere):
      • Households – 5.5/9 to 5.7/10
      • Viewers – 8.39M to 8.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.2/6

Fox finished in third place for the evening with a 6.7/10 household rating/share and 11.00 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.7/13 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.0/11 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 11.17M viewers [#2]
    • 4.6/12 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: House (7.7/12 HH rating/share, 12.88M viewers, 5.5/15 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.2/13 to 7.7/12
      • Viewers – 13.27M to 12.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.3/15 to 5.5/15
  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Fringe (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 9.11M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 5.7/9
      • Viewers – 9.16M to 9.11M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 4.0/10

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.1/8 household rating/share and 7.98 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.1/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.3/8 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 8.10M viewers [#4]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Biggest Loser: Families (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.30M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.8/7 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 7.64M to 7.30M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 2.8/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (6.3/11 HH rating/share, 9.35M viewers, 3.5/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.4/11 to 6.3/11
      • Viewers – 9.51M to 9.35M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 3.5/10

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.1/2 household rating/share, 1.41 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.1/2 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.51M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of 90210 (1.0/2 HH rating/share, 1.33M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Privileged (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.47M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/7/2008):
      • Households – 1.6/2 to 1.1/2
      • Viewers – 2.29M to 1.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/2 to 0.7/2
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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 “NCIS” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, October 28, 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.