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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 9.6/15 household rating/share and 15.11 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.4/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.3/15 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 14.65M viewers [#1]
    • 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (10.8/16 HH rating/share, 17.08M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.7/17 to 10.8/16
      • Viewers – 17.23M to 17.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.4/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Mentalist (10.1/16 HH rating/share, 16.11M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.6/14 to 10.1/16
      • Viewers – 15.28M to 16.11M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9 to 3.8/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: Without a Trace (8.0/13 HH rating/share, 12.14M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.7/13 to 8.0/13
      • Viewers – 11.63M to 12.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.9/8

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.4/11 household rating/share and 11.70 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 3.1/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.5/12 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 11.29M viewers [#2]
    • 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown-REPEAT (5.7/9 HH rating/share, 10.43M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-ago comparison (10/30/2007):
      • Households – 6.6/10 to 5.7/9
      • Viewers – 11.40M to 10.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/11 to 3.4/9
    • Last week’s numbers (Dancing With the Stars-Recap):
      • Households – 6.1/10
      • Viewers – 9.04M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars: The Results Show (10.8/16 HH rating/share, 17.00M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.7/16 to 10.8/16
      • Viewers – 16.35M to 17.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.8/9
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: Eli Stone (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.67M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.4/9 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 8.01M to 7.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.0/5

Fox finished in third place for the evening with a 5.9/8 household rating/share and 9.55 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.9/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.7/10 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 11.00M viewers [#3]
    • 4.7/13 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: House (7.9/12 HH rating/share, 13.15M viewers, 5.3/14 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.8/12 to 7.9/12
      • Viewers – 13.08M to 13.15M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.6/15 to 5.3/14
  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: Fringe-REPEAT (3.9/4 HH rating/share, 5.95M viewers, 2.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Fringe):
      • Households – 5.5/8
      • Viewers – 8.91M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.4/8 household rating/share and 8.42 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.2/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.1/8 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 7.98M viewers [#4]
    • 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Biggest Loser: Families (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 8.03M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 7.41M to 8.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 3.1/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (6.2/10 HH rating/share, 9.20M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.3/11 to 6.2/10
      • Viewers – 9.50M to 9.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/10 to 3.4/9

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.8/3 household rating/share, 2.68 million viewers and a 1.3/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.1/2 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.41M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: 90210 (2.2/3 HH rating/share, 3.20M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/7/2008):
      • Households – 2.2/3 to 2.2/3
      • Viewers – 3.12M to 3.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.6/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Privileged (1.5/2 HH rating/share, 2.16M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.1/2 to 1.5/2
      • Viewers – 1.45M to 2.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 1.1/3
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 “NCIS” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, November 4, 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.