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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, October 23, 2008

102308piechart-viewersCBS finished in first place for the evening with a 9.1/14 household rating/share, 14.91 million viewers and a 4.3/11 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.1/15 HH rating [#1]
    • 14.58M viewers [#1]
    • 4.2/11 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Gabon (7.8/12 HH rating/share, 13.40M viewers, 4.4/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.8/13 to 7.8/12
      • Viewers – 12.81M to 13.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/12 to 4.4/12
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (11.4/17 HH rating/share, 19.17M viewers, 5.4/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.8/18 to 11.4/17
      • Viewers – 19.27M to 19.17M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/13 to 5.4/13
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Eleventh Hour (7.7/13 HH rating/share, 12.16M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.8/13 to 7.7/13
      • Viewers – 11.91M to 12.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.1/8

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 7.2/11 household rating/share and 11.28 million viewers and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.6/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.98M viewers [#4]
    • 1.4/4 A18-49 rating [#t4]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event, the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 8:00-8:26 p.m.: FOX MLB World Series Game 2: Pregame (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.54M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Hole in the Wall – 8pm):
      • Households – 2.3/4
      • Viewers – 3.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4
    • Last week’s numbers (Hole in the Wall – 8:30pm):
      • Households – 2.3/4
      • Viewers – 3.70M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4
  • 8:26-11:36 p.m.: FOX MLB World Series Game 2: Philadelphia Philies at Tampa Bay Rays (8.1/13 HH rating/share, 12.78M viewers, 4.0/11 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.9/11 household rating/share and 10.31 million viewers, but managed a tie for second place among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.9/11 HH rating [#2]
    • 10.42M viewers [#2]
    • 3.7/10 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 8.66M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 5.7/9
      • Viewers – 8.33M to 8.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.8/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (9.5/14 HH rating/share, 14.21M viewers, 5.3/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.6/14 to 9.5/14
      • Viewers – 14.80M to 14.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.9/15 to 5.3/13
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Life on Mars (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.06M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.4/9 to 5.4/9
      • Viewers – 8.22M to 8.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.5/7

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.7/7 household rating/share, 7.50 million viewers and a 3.2/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.0/8 HH rating [#3]
    • 7.81M viewers [#3]
    • 3.4/9 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl (x.x/x HH rating/share, 6.32M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.3/7 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 6.72M to 6.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.4/7
  • 8:30 p.m.: Kath & Kim (x.x/x HH rating/share, 4.98M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/6 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 6.10M to 4.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.2/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.74M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.9/7 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 8.28M to 7.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 4.0/10
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: The third, and final, Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Special (5.1/8 HH rating/share, 8.55M viewers, 3.9/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9:31):
      • Households – 5.4/8 t 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 8.83M to 8.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/10 to 4.1/10
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: E.R. (5.9/10 HH rating/share, 8.81M viewers, 3.5/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10:01):
      • Households – 6.0/10 to 5.9/10
      • Viewers – 8.96M to 8.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.5/10

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.3/4 household rating/share, 3.74 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.2/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.60M viewers [#5]
    • 1.4/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 4.15M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.5/4 to 2.5/4
      • Viewers – 4.18M to 4.15M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.7/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (1.9/3 HH rating/share, 3.06M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.9/3
      • Viewers – 3.06M to 3.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.2/3
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 “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, October 30, 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.