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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 8.8/13 household rating/share, 14.49 million viewers and a 4.7/12 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.6/14 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 13.52M viewers [#1]
    • 4.3/11 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Senator Barack Obama Paid Advertisement: American Stories, American Solutions (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 7.21M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: FOX MLB World Series Game 5 Conclusion: Pregame (7.3/12 HH rating/share, 12.08M viewers, 3.7/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Game-to-game numbers (10/27/2008 – Game 5 Pregame, Part 1):
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 7.3/12
      • Viewers – 6.23M to 12.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 3.7/11
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB World Series Game 1: Pregame – 8-8:33pm):
      • Households – 6.3/11
      • Viewers – 9.73M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/10
  • 8:41 p.m.: FOX MLB World Series Game 5 Conclusion: Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Philies (11.9/18 HH rating/share, 19.84M viewers, 6.2/16 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Game-to-game numbers (10/27/2008 – Game 5, Part 1):
      • Households – 8.2/12 to 11.9/18
      • Viewers – 13.24M to 19.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 6.2/16
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB World Series Game 1: Philadelphia Philies at Tampa Bay Rays8:33-12:02am):
      • Households – 9.2/15
      • Viewers – 14.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.8/13
  • 10:09 p.m.: FOX MLB World Series Game 5 Conclusion: Postgame (6.4/10 HH rating/share, 10.54M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.7/12 household rating/share, 11.86 million viewers and a 3.0/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.9/13 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 12.29M viewers [#2]
    • 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • Note: HH/Rating Share data is not available for some programs for this evening.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Senator Barack Obama Paid Advertisement: American Stories, American Solutions (8.65M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (7.64M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8-8:30pm):
      • Households – 5.1/8 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 7.76M to 7.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.2/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Gary Unmarried):
      • Households – 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 7.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (8.8/13 HH rating/share, 13.80M viewers, 3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.5/14 to 8.8/13
      • Viewers – 15.01M to 13.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/10 to 3.4/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (8.8/15 HH rating/share, 13.63M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.2/15 to 8.8/15
      • Viewers – 14.39M to 13.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 3.4/9

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.8/8 household rating/share and 7.41 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.3/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.1/7 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 6.34M viewers [#4]
    • 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • Note: HH/Rating Share data is not available for some programs for this evening.
  • 8:00 p.m: Senator Barack Obama Paid Advertisement: American Stories, American Solutions (9.85M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Knight Rider):
      • Households – 4.4/7
      • Viewers – 7.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6
  • 8:30 p.m: Deal or No Deal (8.27M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.8/7 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 7.61M to 8.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.2/6
  • 10:00 p.m: Lipstick Jungle (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 4.90M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/5 to 3.5/6
      • Viewers – 4.31M to 4.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4 to 1.9/5

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.5/7 household rating/share and 6.82 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.4/7 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 6.43M viewers [#3]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Pushing Daisies (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.64M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.7/6 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 5.69M to 6.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.2/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Private Practice (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 7.73M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.5/8 to 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 7.98M to 7.73M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.8/7
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Dirty Sexy Money (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.08M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10:02-11pm):
      • Households – 3.9/6 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 5.74M to 6.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.0/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.0/3 household rating/share, 2.90 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.3/4 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 3.42M viewers [#5]
    • 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 4.31M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.9/5 to 2.7/4
      • Viewers – 4.44M to 4.31M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.3/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Stylista (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.87M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere – 9:02-10pm):
      • Households – 1.6/2 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 2.35M to 1.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 0.9/2
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 “Criminal Minds” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, November 5, 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.
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