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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, October 30, 2008

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 9.0/14 household rating/share, 14.42 million viewers and a 3.9/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.1/14 HH rating [#1]
    • 14.91M viewers [#1]
    • 4.3/11 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Gabon (7.9/13 HH rating/share, 13.14M viewers, 4.2/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.8/12 to 7.9/13
      • Viewers – 13.31M to 13.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.4/12 to 4.2/12
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (11.5/17 HH rating/share, 18.64M viewers, 4.7/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.7/17 to 11.5/17
      • Viewers – 19.49M to 18.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.5/13 to 4.7/12
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Eleventh Hour (7.7/13 HH rating/share, 11.48M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10:02-11pm):
      • Households – 7.8/13 to  7.7/13
      • Viewers – 11.85M to 11.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 2.9/8

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.1/11 household rating/share, 10.67 million viewers and a 3.6/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.9/11 HH rating [#3]
    • 10.31M viewers [#3]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ugly Betty (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 8.55M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 8.70M to 8.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.6/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (9.9/15 HH rating/share, 15.05M viewers, 5.6/14 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.5/14 to 9.9/15
      • Viewers – 14.45M to 15.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.4/13 to 5.6/14
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Life on Mars (5.7/10 HH rating/share, 8.41M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.3/9 to 5.7/10
      • Viewers – 7.86M to 8.41M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.7/8

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.9/8 household rating/share, 7.95 million viewers and a 3.4/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.7/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 7.50M viewers [#4]
    • 3.2/8 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.17M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/6 to 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 6.39M to 6.17M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.4/7
  • 8:30 p.m.: Kath & Kim (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.46M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.1/5 to 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 4.99M to 5.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.3/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office (5.3/8 HH rating/share, 9.32M viewers, 4.7/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 7.98M to 9.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/10 to 4.7/12
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: The third season premiere of 30 Rock (5.0/7 HH rating/share, 8.53M viewers, 4.1/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (10/4/2007 – season two premiere – 8:30pm):
      • Households – 4.7/7 to 5.0/7
      • Viewers – 7.33M to 8.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9 to 4.1/10
    • Last week’s numbers (Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update-THURSDAY – 9:31pm):
      • Households – 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 8.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/9
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: E.R. (5.9/10 HH rating/share, 9.12M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10:01pm):
      • Households – 5.8/10 to 5.9/10
      • Viewers – 8.82M to 9.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.4/9

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.5/4 household rating/share, but fell to fifth among viewers with 3.81 million and was tied for fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.2/11 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.28M viewers [#2]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 & 9:00 p.m.: Kitchen Nightmares-REPEAT & Kitchen Nightmares (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.81M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (9/25/2008 – 8pm):
      • Households – 2.8/4
      • Viewers – 4.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (9/25/2008 – 9pm):
      • Households – 2.9/4
      • Viewers – 4.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB World Series Game 2: Pregame8-8:26pm):
      • Households – 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB World Series Game 2: Philadelphia Philies at Tampa Bay Rays – 8:26-11:36pm):
      • Households – 8.1/13
      • Viewers – 12.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/11

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.4/4 household rating/share, but managed a fourth place finish among viewers with 3.88 million and was tied for fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.3/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.74M viewers [#5]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville (2.6/4 HH rating/share, 4.24M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.6/4 to 2.6/4
      • Viewers – 4.16M to 4.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4 to 1.7/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (2.1/3 HH rating/share, 3.53M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.0/3 to 2.1/3
      • Viewers – 3.25M to 3.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/3 to 1.5/4
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, November 6, 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.