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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 8.6/14 household rating/share, 13.52 million viewers and a 4.3/11 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.7/7 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 7.26M viewers [#4]
    • 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share [#t3]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event, the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 8:00-8:33 p.m.: FOX MLB World Series Game 1: Pregame (6.3/11 HH rating/share, 9.73M viewers, 3.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB NLCS Game 5: Pregame – 8-8:18pm):
      • Households – 6.5/11
      • Viewers – 10.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10
  • 8:33-12:02 a.m.: FOX MLB World Series Game 1: Philadelphia Philies at Tampa Bay Rays (9.2/15 HH rating/share, 14.63M viewers, 4.8/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB NLCS Game 5: Philadelphia Philies at Los Angeles Dodgers8:18-11:38pm):
      • Households – 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.9/13 household rating/share, 12.29 million viewers and a 3.4/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.4/8 HH rating/share [#t2]
    • 8.16M viewers [#3]
    • 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (5.3/8 HH rating/share, 8.01M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.1/8 to 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 7.61M to 8.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.4/7
  • 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 7.85M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.0/8 to 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 7.53M to 7.85M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.5/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (9.3/14 HH rating/share, 14.71M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/8/2008):
      • Households – 10.2/16 to 9.3/14
      • Viewers – 16.19M to 14.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 4.0/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (9.2/15 HH rating/share, 14.24M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/8/2008):
      • Households – 10.1/17 to 9.2/15
      • Viewers – 15.87M to 14.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/12 to 3.9/10

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, 6.43 million viewers and a 2.3/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.4/8 HH rating/share [#t2]
    • 8.26M viewers [#2]
    • 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Pushing Daisies (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 5.67M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 6.11M to 5.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.9/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Private Practice (5.4/8 HH rating/share, 7.77M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/8/2008):
      • Households – 5.1/8 to 5.4/8
      • Viewers – 7.40M to 7.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 3.0/7
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Dirty Sexy Money (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 5.86M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/8/2008):
      • Households – 4.0/7 to 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 5.85M to 5.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 2.0/5

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.1/7 household rating/share, 6.34 million viewers and a 1.9/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.7/9 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 9.09M viewers [#1]
    • 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • Note: Some HH Rating/Share data for NBC was not available for this evening.
  • 8:00 p.m: Knight Rider (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 7.23M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 4.4/7
      • Viewers – 7.47M to 7.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.1/6
  • 9:00 p.m: Deal or No Deal (7.60M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m: Lipstick Jungle (4.19M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/8/2008):
      • Households – 3.4/6 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 4.76M to 4.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.6/4

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.3/4 household rating/share, 3.42 million viewers and a 1.6/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.6/3 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 2.44M viewers [#5]
    • 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.38M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/8/2008):
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 3.94M to 4.338M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 2.1/6
    • Last week numbers (America’s Next Top Model: Clip Show):
      • Households – 2.2/4
      • Viewers – 3.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4
  • 9:00 (9:02) p.m.: The series premiere of Stylista (1.6/2 HH rating/share, 2.46M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
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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 “Criminal Minds” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, October 29, 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.