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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, October 25, 2008 October 26, 2008 7:21 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Broadcast TV Ratings, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Television.
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Note: Due to the unavailability of the fast nationals last week, “Last Week” numbers in this week’s report are based on the final national numbers.

Additionally, household rating/share numbers were not available for this evening.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with 9.43 million viewers and a 3.2/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.2/6 HH rating [#t2]
    • 5.09M viewers [#3]
    • 1.8/6 A18-49 rating [#t1]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event, the following numbers, for ABC only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 8:06-11:13 p.m:  ABC Saturday Night College Football: Penn State at Ohio State (6.4/12 HH rating/share, 10.37M viewers, 3.6/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (ABC Saturday Night College Football: Missouri at Texas – 8:07-11:24pm):
      • Households – 3.1/6 to 6.4/12
      • Viewers – 4.97M to 10.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 3.6/12

FOX followed in second place for the evening with 7.29 million viewers and a 2.1/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.2/6 HH rating [#t2]
    • 5.15M viewers [#2]
    • 1.8/6 A18-49 rating [#t1]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event, the following numbers, for FOX only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 8:00-8:35 p.m.: A repeat of ‘Til Death during the rain delay (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.53M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:35-9:07 p.m.: Another repeat of ‘Til Death (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.60M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:07-9:25 p.m.: And a third repeat of ‘Til Death during the rain delay (2.1/4 HH rating/share, 3.38M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:25-9:57 p.m.: FOX MLB World Series Game 3: Pregame (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 5.28M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:57-1:47 a.m.: FOX MLB World Series Game 3: Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Philies (6.1/13 HH rating/share, 9.84M viewers, 3.2/11 A18-49 rating/share).

CBS finished in third place for the evening with 6.80 million viewers and a 1.4/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.1/7 HH rating [#1]
    • 6.14M viewers [#1]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of NCIS (6.92M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Without a Trace (7.29M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (6.20M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.4/8 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 6.43M to 6.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.3/4

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with 4.01 million viewers and a 1.3/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.1/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.18M viewers [#4]
    • 0.8/3 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Toughest Jobs (3.07M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (time period debut):
      • Households – 1.5/3 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 2.41M to 3.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.7/2
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of The Office (2.13M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30, 10:00 & 10:30 p.m.: And that was followed by the three Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update specials that aired for three consecutive Thursday’s during the 2008 election season (5.25M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).

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 “CBS College Football: LSU at Florida” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, November 1, 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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