Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 9, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the seventh 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 cable news data for Tuesday's Presidential election, a third chart has ratings for other cable programs this week, and the fourth chart has DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast ratings:
ProgramHHA18-49A25-54Viewers
(millions)
902101.9/3 1.4/3 1.2/22.948
20/205.6/10 2.2/7 2.8/88.235
2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION-ABC 8P7.0/10 3.5/8 4.0/911.206
2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION-ABC 9P8.5/12 4.9/10 5.4/1114.185
2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION-CBS4.6/7 2.3/5 2.7/67.410
2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION-FOX2.8/4 2.0/4 2.0/44.733
2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION-NBC7.5/11 4.5/10 4.9/1012.462
30 ROCK4.6/7 3.9/9 4.2/98.069
48 HOURS5.5/10 1.9/6 2.5/78.123
60 MINUTES11.5/18 4.2/11 5.4/1318.471
ABC SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 5.3/9 2.8/9 3.2/98.483
AMAZING RACE 7.1/11 3.4/8 4.3/911.708
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS 3.6/6 1.9/5 2.3/66.376
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED 3.4/6 2.0/6 2.3/65.659
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL 2.5/4 2.0/5 1.7/43.815
AMERICAN DAD! 4.0/6 3.3/7 2.9/66.536
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?4.1/7 1.6/5 2.0/66.458
BONES 6.2/10 3.3/9 4.0/1010.172
BOSTON LEGAL 4.5/7 1.8/4 2.4/66.718
BROTHERS & SISTERS 6.8/11 3.7/9 4.4/1010.108
COLD CASE 8.0/12 3.1/7 4.1/912.693
COPS 3.1/6 1.8/6 2.1/65.296
CRIMINAL MINDS 9.3/14 3.5/9 5.1/1214.304
CRUSOE 2.5/4 1.0/3 1.3/44.199
CSI 11.2/17 5.1/12 6.8/1518.175
CSI: MIAMI 8.5/14 3.6/9 4.7/1112.740
CSI: NY 7.9/13 3.3/9 4.2/1111.801
DANCING WITH THE STARS-MON 11.1/16 3.9/9 5.1/1117.089
DANCING WITH THE STARS-WED 10.2/16 3.3/9 4.4/1115.848
DEAL OR NO DEAL-FRI 3.6/6 1.1/4 1.6/55.520
DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON 4.6/7 2.0/5 2.5/67.175
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES 10.1/15 5.9/13 7.0/1415.854
DIRTY SEXY MONEY 4.2/7 2.0/5 2.4/66.151
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! 3.3/6 1.6/5 1.9/5 4.979
ELEVENTH HOUR 7.0/12 3.1/8 4.0/1010.902
ER 5.7/10 3.2/9 4.0/108.608
EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS 1.1/2 0.7/2 0.6/21.750
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION 6.4/10 3.5/8 4.3/910.751
FAMILY GUY 5.1/8 4.2/9 3.7/88.474
GARY UNMARRIED 4.3/6 2.1/6 2.9/76.326
GHOST WHISPERER 6.8/12 2.8/9 3.7/1110.888
GOSSIP GIRL 2.2/3 1.6/4 1.1/23.157
GREY'S ANATOMY 10.1/15 6.0/14 6.5/1415.740
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 5.8/8 4.1/10 4.5/109.397
KATH & KIM 3.4/5 2.4/6 2.5/65.633
KING OF THE HILL 4.0/6 3.3/8 3.0/66.792
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES-8P2.9/4 2.0/5 2.2/54.425
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES-9P3.0/5 2.2/5 2.4/54.703
KNIGHT RIDER 3.2/5 1.6/4 1.9/55.124
LAW & ORDER 5.4/9 2.2/6 3.0/87.936
LIFE 3.8/6 2.0/5 2.5/65.942
LIFE ON MARS 5.8/10 2.9/8 3.5/98.711
LIPSTICK JUNGLE FRI 2.3/4 1.2/4 1.5/43.347
MY NAME IS EARL 4.1/6 2.6/7 2.8/86.700
NUMB3RS7.1/13 2.7/8 3.6/1011.275
OLD CHRISTINE 4.4/7 1.9/5 2.8/76.497
ONE TREE HILL 2.1/3 1.6/4 1.0/23.019
PRISON BREAK 3.1/4 2.1/5 2.3/55.233
PRIVATE PRACTICE 6.2/9 3.1/8 3.5/89.171
PRIVILEGED 1.2/2 0.9/2 0.7/11.852
SAMANTHA WHO? 5.9/9 2.4/6 3.0/68.719
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES 3.2/5 2.0/5 2.3/55.168
SMALLVILLE 2.7/4 1.9/5 1.9/54.459
SNL PRESIDENTIAL BASH 8.7/13 5.6/13 6.5/1414.436
STYLISTA 1.2/2 0.9/2 0.8/21.823
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 11.0/18 6.7/16 7.3/1717.564
SUPERNANNY 3.7/6 1.9/6 2.1/65.401
SUPERNATURAL 2.1/3 1.4/3 1.4/33.244
SURVIVOR: GABON 7.2/11 3.8/10 4.9/1212.013
THE BIG BANG THEORY 5.9/9 3.7/10 4.4/109.668
THE GAME 1.1/2 0.7/2 0.7/21.673
THE OFFICE 4.8/7 4.3/10 4.7/118.545
THE SIMPSONS 4.6/7 3.8/10 3.6/88.009
THE UNIT 6.4/11 2.6/7 3.4/99.867
TWO AND A HALF MEN 8.0/11 4.6/10 5.6/1112.761
UGLY BETTY 5.8/9 2.7/7 3.3/88.917
WIFE SWAP 3.1/5 1.7/6 1.9/64.59
WORST WEEK5.4/8 2.6/6 3.3/78.277
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN (MNT)2.1/41.2/41.3/43.68

Cable news 2008 Election ratings:
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
18-49
Rating
ELECTION NIGHT 08(S)-11/04/2008-7PCNN8.5223.4
ELECTION NIGHT 08(S)-11/04/2008-8PCNN11.2994.4
ELECTION NIGHT 08(S)-11/04/2008-9PCNN13.1725.3
ELECTION NIGHT 08(S)-11/04/2008-10PCNN12.4095.1
ELECTION NIGHT 08(S)-11/04/2008-11PCNN15.2096.7
ELECTION NIGHT 08(S)-11/04/2008-12ACNN11.0394.4
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ-7PFOXNC7.250-
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ-8PFOXNC9.3223.0
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ-9PFOXNC9.4543.2
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ-10PFOXNC8.304-
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ-11PFOXNC8.047-
JOHN MCCAIN CONCEDES-11/04/2008-11:20PFOXNC7.882-
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ-11:30PFOXNC5.764-
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE-9PMSNBC6.090-
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE-10PMSNBC6.349-
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE-11PMSNBC7.322-
JOHN MCCAIN CONCEDES-11/04/2008-11:20PMSNBC8.2253.2
SP RPT/LIVE COVERGE(S)-11/04/2008-12AMSNBC7.001-

Cable ratings: 18-49 ratings are provided wherever available
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
18-49
Rating
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: STEELERS/REDSKINSESPN14.2055.8
ELECTION NIGHT 08(S)-11/04/2008 (8-11P)CNN12.2934.9
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ-11/04/2008 (8-11P)FOXNC9.0273.1
ICARLY MOVIE: GO TO JAPANNICK7.599-
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE-9P (8-11P)MSNBC5.892.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)USA4.981.7
HANNAH MONTANADISNEY4.94-
ICARLYNICK4.87-
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARSTOON2.510.6
TRUE BLOOD HBO2.391.3
SONS OF ANARCHYFX2.141.1
ENTOURAGEHBO1.831.1
THE STARTER WIFEUSA1.690.6
THE SHIELDFX1.490.7
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIAFX1.360.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTABRAVO1.0090.6
DEXTERSHOWTIME0.830.4
TESTEESFX0.720.3
CALIFORNICATIONSHOWTIME0.5510.2
RUBYSTYLE0.545 -
  • Viewership data was not available for 
    • South Park (Comedy Central)
    • The Hills (MTV)
    • Raising the Bar (TNT)
    • Crash (Starz)
    • Sanctuary (Sci-Fi)
    • True Jackson, VP (Nick) - 4.8 million viewers
    • The Life & Times of Tim (HBO)
    • Brotherhood (Showtime)
    • The Suite Life on Deck (Disney Channel)
DVR ratings:
ProgramLive Viewers
(millions)
L+7 Increase
(millions)
L+7 Viewers
(millions)
902102.5011.3823.883
30 ROCK7.2762.1909.466
AMAZING RACE 1310.6501.77012.420
AMERICA’S TOP MODEL3.2471.1454.392
BONES9.2042.31711.521
BOSTON LEGAL6.3351.5957.930
BROTHERS & SISTERS9.4561.74111.197
CRIMINAL MINDS13.5292.44615.975
CSI17.0772.94720.024
CSI: MIAMI12.2542.03814.292
CSI: NY11.5451.39612.941
DANCING WITH THE STARS16.1781.83718.015
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES14.3472.85317.200
DIRTY SEXY MONEY5.7711.3707.141
E.R.8.1581.7489.906
GOSSIP GIRL2.8170.8373.654
GREY’S ANATOMY13.8644.30818.172
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER8.3611.70010.061
LIFE5.4731.3446.817
LIFE ON MARS8.2781.4429.720
LIPSTICK JUNGLE3.0131.3104.323
NUMB3RS10.7721.77912.551
ONE TREE HILL2.7590.6293.388
PRISON BREAK4.7401.3926.132
PRIVATE PRACTICE8.4321.93210.364
PRIVILEGED1.6790.6552.334
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES4.6171.3956.012
SMALLVILLE3.9951.0255.020
SNL PRESIDENTIAL BASH ‘0813.6071.53315.140
SUPERNATURAL2.9910.7233.714
SURVIVOR: GABON10.4532.44912.902
THE BIG BANG THEORY8.6801.62010.300
THE OFFICE7.1213.08310.204
TWO AND A HALF MEN11.7422.66314.405

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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