Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 28, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast ratings:
ProgramHHA18-49A25-54Viewers
(millions)
902102.1/3 1.5/4 1.4/42.940
20/20: PORTRAIT OF A PRESIDENT PART 14.8/9 1.7/6 2.4/76.891
48 HOURS5.0/9 1.8/6 2.4/77.319
60 MINUTES8.0/14 2.2/7 2.9/812.592
ABC SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL3.6/7 2.0/7 2.2/75.817
AMAZING RACE 6.0/9 3.2/8 3.9/910.036
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-WED 6.6/10 2.7/7 3.6/810.303
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED 3.0/5 1.6/5 1.8/54.836
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL 2.8/4 2.1/6 1.8/54.131
AMERICA'S TOUGHEST JOBS 2.5/4 1.2/4 1.4/43.839
AMERICAN DAD! 4.2/6 3.2/7 2.9/66.893
ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-ABC 5.2/9 2.5/7 2.8/78.272
ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-CBS3.9/7 1.8/5 2.3/66.14
ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-NBC4.5/8 2.3/6 2.8/77.124
ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-FOX2.3/4 1.5/4 1.4/4 3.896
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER3.4/6 1.4/5 1.7/55.231
BIGGEST LOSER 4.7/7 3.0/8 3.3/87.357
BONES 6.0/10 3.3/10 3.7/109.726
BOSTON LEGAL 5.7/9 2.4/6 3.1/78.817
BROTHERS & SISTERS 7.7/13 4.6/11 5.1/1212.029
COLD CASE 7.4/11 2.7/6 3.8/811.358
COPS 2.9/6 1.7/61.9/64.675
CRIMINAL MINDS 10.5/16 4.7/12 6.3/1417.007
CSI: MIAMI 11.1/18 5.2/13 6.6/1517.233
CSI: NY9.2/16 4.0/11 5.2/1314.591
DANCING WITH THE STARS-MON 13.4/20 5.3/13 6.9/1521.338
DANCING WITH THE STARS-TUES 11.7/18 4.7/12 6.1/1418.302
DANCING WITH THE STARS-WED 10.4/17 3.6/10 4.5/1215.867
DAVID BLAINE: DIVE OF DEATH ET 4.6/7 2.6/7 2.8/77.130
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES 11.4/17 7.1/16 8.0/1718.684
DO NOT DISTURB 2.4/4 1.3/3 1.7/4 3.585
ER 5.2/8 3.3/8 3.8/98.028
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION 4.5/8 2.2/7 2.8/77.140
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION 7.4/11 3.7/9 4.6/1111.946
FAMILY GUY 5.4/8 4.5/10 3.9/89.092
FOOTBALL NIGHT AMERICA PART 22.9/5 1.7/5 2.0/54.274
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN 2.4/4 1.4/4 1.5/44.411
FRINGE 5.8/9 4.1/10 4.4/109.422
GARY UNMARRIED 4.5/7 2.4/7 3.1/86.824
GOSSIP GIRL 2.2/3 1.6/4 1.1/33.331
GREY'S ANATOMY 11.9/18 7.4/18 7.6/1718.469
HEROES 5.9/9 5.0/12 5.0/1110.086
HEROES: COUNTDOWN TO PREMIERE 3.8/6 2.6/7 2.7/65.997
HOUSE 7.5/12 5.1/14 5.6/1412.378
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 5.9/9 4.0/10 4.8/119.794
KING OF THE HILL 4.2/6 3.4/8 3.0/7 7.098
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES-9/252.8/4 1.9/5 2.1/54.185
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 2.9/4 2.1/5 2.2/54.463
KNIGHT RIDER 4.5/7 2.5/7 2.9/87.349
LAW & ORDER: SVU 6.4/10 3.8/10 4.3/119.681
LIPSTICK JUNGLE 4.4/7 2.4/6 2.8/76.250
MY NAME IS EARL 3.9/6 2.7/8 2.9/86.401
NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 10.8/17 6.9/17 7.3/1717.340
NCIS 11.3/18 3.6/10 5.3/1318.026
OLD CHRISTINE 4.3/7 2.1/6 2.9/86.521
ONE TREE HILL 2.1/3 1.5/3 1.1/23.135
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS 4.1/6 1.8/5 2.3/66.563
PRISON BREAK 3.5/5 2.5/6 2.5/55.840
PRIVILEGED 1.2/2 0.8/2 0.7/21.807
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES 3.8/6 2.3/6 2.5/65.887
SMALLVILLE 2.6/4 1.7/5 1.7/44.181
SUPERNATURAL 2.1/3 1.3/3 1.3/33.177
SURVIVOR: GABON 7.7/12 4.5/11 5.6/1313.058
THE BIG BANG THEORY 5.7/9 3.6/10 4.2/119.322
THE MENTALIST 9.9/15 3.5/9 5.0/1115.603
THE OFFICE 5.4/8 4.9/12 4.7/109.338
THE OT 7.6/13 4.9/15 5.4/1512.185
THE SIMPSONS 5.7/9 4.5/12 4.2/109.468
THE UNIT 6.2/10 2.6/6 3.4/89.713
TIL DEATH 2.5/4 1.4/4 1.8/4 3.719
TWO AND A HALF MEN 9.1/13 5.3/12 6.8/1414.877
UGLY BETTY 6.6/11 3.3/9 3.7/99.810
WITHOUT A TRACE 7.4/12 2.8/7 3.7/911.280
WORST WEEK 6.7/10 3.8/8 4.8/1010.866

Cable ratings: 18-49 ratings are provided wherever available
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
18-49
Rating
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: JETS/CHARGERSESPN11.8815.0
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-09/26/2008FOX NEWS8.2112.2
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-09/26/2008CNN7.1402.4
COLL FTBALL-SAT PRIME L (ALABAMA/GEORGIA)ESPN6.6832.8
COLL FTBALL-THUR NIGHT L (USC/OREGON STATE)ESPN6.4562.6
SUITE LIFE ON DECK-FRIDISNEY5.6669.9
SUITE LIFE ON DECK-SATDISNEY5.1298.6
WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)USA4.7451.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)USA4.7371.9
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK4.429-
BACK AT THE BARNYARDNICK3.73-
PROJECT RUNWAYBRAVO3.702.0
RAISING THE BARTNT2.26-
SONS OF ANARCHYFX2.0031.0
TRUE BLOODHBO1.820.9
WWE ECWSCI-FI1.69-
MAD MENAMC1.60.6
ENTOURAGEHBO1.561.0
THE SHIELDFX1.560.7
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA-10PMFX1.440.8
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA-10:30PMFX1.350.7
DEXTERSHOWTIME1.220.5
NEW YORK GOES HOLLYWOODVH10.930.4
GREEKABC FAMILY0.760.4
LITTLE BRITAINHBO0.540.2
THE RACHEL ZOE PROJECTBRAVO0.5280.3
CALIFORNICATIONSHOWTIME0.5220.3
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIMHBO0.299 -
  • Ratings in red denote a Tweens 9-14 rating instead of an Adults 18-49 rating
  • Viewership data was not available for 
    • iCarly (Nickelodeon) - 6.4 T9-14 rating
    • Eureka (Syfy)
    • The Hills (MTV) - 2.0 A18-49 rating
DVR ratings:
ProgramLive Viewers
(millions)
L+7 Increase
(millions)
L+7 Viewers
(millions)
902102.4741.0513.525
AMAZING RACE 139.0891.49810.587
AMERICA’S TOP MODEL3.6010.9704.571
BONES8.7082.12410.832
BOSTON LEGAL8.1951.7589.953
BROTHERS & SISTERS11.1981.77812.976
CRIMINAL MINDS16.0512.07118.122
CSI: MIAMI16.6102.14818.758
DANCING W/STARS SP-9/2317.5351.64819.183
DANCING WITH THE STARS20.2941.86222.156
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES17.1602.76219.922
E.R.7.5931.7249.317
FRINGE8.3733.00411.377
GOSSIP GIRL2.9250.8063.731
GREY’S ANATOMY16.8194.33921.158
HEROES8.7813.23712.018
HOUSE10.8073.82514.632
LAW AND ORDER:SVU9.2561.64610.902
LIPSTICK JUNGLE5.9131.1607.073
MY NAME IS EARL5.8051.4067.211
NCIS16.8442.51319.357
ONE TREE HILL2.8173.1113.558
PRISON BREAK5.2890.7416.703
PRIVILEGED1.6481.4142.143
SMALLVILLE3.8070.4954.782
SUPERNATURAL2.9510.9753.619
SURVIVOR: GABON11.8680.66813.902
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES5.2652.0346.647
THE MENTALIST15.0371.38216.787
THE OFFICE7.8031.75010.914
TWO AND A HALF MEN13.8842.07415.958

Source: Nielsen Media Research via TV by the Numbers, Media Life Magazine, Variety, PI Feedback, The Futon Critic, and Radio & Television Business Report

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