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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, November 2, 2008

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NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 7.8/12 household/rating share and 12.04 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 4.5/11 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.5/4 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 3.87M Viewers [#4]
    • 1.6/4 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for NBC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 7:30 p.m: Football Night in America (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.54M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.7/3 to 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 2.60M to 4.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 1.7/5
  • 8:15-11:04 p.m: NBC Sunday Night Football: New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts (10.6/16 HH rating/share, 16.74M viewers, 6.2/15 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/18/2008 – NBC Sunday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers8:15-11:02pm):
      • Households – 6.3/10 to 10.6/16
      • Viewers – 10.01M to 16.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/9 to 6.2/15

ABC followed in a tie for second place for the evening with a 7.1/11 household rating/share, was alone in second among viewers with 11.27 million and was third among adults 18-49 with a 3.9/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.3/11 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 11.60M Viewers [#2]
    • 3.9/10 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for ABC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 3:30 p.m.: NASCAR Dickies 500 Texas (3.7/7 HH rating/share, 5.88M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:30 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 6.43M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (7-8pm):
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 8.61M to 6.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.1/5
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (6.9/10 HH rating/share, 11.65M viewers, 3.9/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.3/11 to 6.9/10
      • Viewers – 12.26M to 11.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 3.9/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (10.1/15 HH rating/share, 15.93M viewers, 5.8/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.1/15 to 10.1/15
      • Viewers – 15.95M to 15.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.8/13 to 5.8/13
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (6.5/11 HH rating/share, 9.62M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share) closed out the evening for ABC.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.7/11 to 6.5/11
      • Viewers – 9.86M to 9.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 3.4/9

CBS finished in a tie for second place for the evening with a 7.1/11 household rating/share, but was third among viewers with 11.19 million and fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week
    • 6.9/11 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 10.83M Viewers [#3]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (9.1/14 HH rating/share, 14.37M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.5/14 to 9.1/14
      • Viewers – 12.82M to 14.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.7/7
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Amazing Race (6.0/9 HH rating/share, 9.76M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:45-9:45pm):
      • Households – 5.8/9 to 6.0/9
      • Viewers – 9.70M to 9.76M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.8/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Cold Case (7.5/11 HH rating/share, 11.64M viewers, 2.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.6/11 to 7.5/11
      • Viewers – 11.97M to 11.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/6 to 2.6/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Unit (5.7/10 HH rating/share, 8.97M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.8/10 to 5.7/10
      • Viewers – 9.17M to 8.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/6 to 2.3/6

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 6.4/10 household rating/share and 10.74 million viewers, but managed a strong first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 4.9/12 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.6/15 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 15.30M Viewers [#1]
    • 5.2/13 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 4:30 p.m.: FOX NFL Sunday (14.3/26 HH rating/share, 23.27M viewers, 8.6/27 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (4:22pm):
      • Households – 13.8/27 to 14.3/26
      • Viewers – 22.30M to 23.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.1/27 to 8.6/27
  • 7:35 p.m.: The OT (7.1/12 HH rating/share, 11.49M viewers, 4.4/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.2/14 to 7.1/12
      • Viewers – 13.28M to 11.49M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/15 to 4.4/12
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons (6.8/10 HH rating/share, 12.40M viewers, 6.2/15 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/19/2008 – 7:59pm):
      • Households – 4.7/7 to 6.8/10
      • Viewers – 8.16M to 12.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 6.2/15
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB World Series Game 4: Pregame – 8:06pm):
      • Households – 8.0/13
      • Viewers – 13.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.4/12
  • 8:30 (8:31) p.m.: King of the Hill (5.0/7 HH rating/share, 8.50M viewers, 4.2/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode (10/19/2008 – 8:30pm):
      • Households – 4.2/6 to 5.0/7
      • Viewers – 7.40M to 8.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/8 to 4.2/10
    • Last week’s numbers (FOX MLB World Series Game 4: Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Philies – 8:27pm):
      • Households – 9.3/15
      • Viewers – 15.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.1/13
  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy (5.8/9 HH rating/share, 9.99M viewers, 5.1/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode (10/19/2008):
      • Households – 5.1/8 to 5.8/9
      • Viewers – 9.01M to 9.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/10 to 5.1/11
  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: American Dad (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 7.09M viewers, 3.6/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (10/19/2008 – 9:30):
      • Households – 3.9/6 to 4.4/7
      • Viewers – 6.63M to 7.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/7 to 3.6/8

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.5/1 household rating/share, 0.75 million viewers and a 0.2/0 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.5/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 0.72M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.3/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • Note: HH rating/share numbers for individual programs on The CW was not available for this evening.
  • 7:00 p.m.: In Harms Way-REPEAT (840,000 viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (In Harms Way):
      • Households – 0.5/1
      • Viewers – 0.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1
  • 8:00 p.m.: Valentine-REPEAT (772,000 viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Valentine):
      • Households – 0.6/1
      • Viewers – 0.85M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1
  • 9:00 p.m.: Easy Money-REPEAT (650,000, 0.2/0 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
    • Last week’s numbers (Easy Money):
      • Households – 0.4/1
      • Viewers – 0.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.2/1
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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 “Desperate Housewives” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, November 9, 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.