Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 5, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second 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)
902102.2/4 1.7/5 1.5/43.249
20/20: PORTRAIT OF A PRESIDENT PART 24.7/9 1.9/6 2.3/76.840
60 MINUTES10.5/17 4.0/11 5.3/1316.648
ABC SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 4.2/8 2.1/7 2.4/76.739
AMAZING RACE 6.6/10 3.4/8 4.4/910.999
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS 5.2/9 2.6/8 3.3/98.916
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-WED 7.8/12 3.3/8 4.3/1012.693
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED 3.8/7 2.0/6 2.3/65.947
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL 2.7/4 1.9/5 1.7/24.034
AMERICA'S TOUGHEST JOBS 2.1/4 1.0/3 1.3/43.389
AMERICAN DAD! 4.0/6 3.5/8 2.9/66.855
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER3.9/7 1.4/5 1.7/55.956
BIGGEST LOSER 4.8/7 3.0/8 3.3/87.390
BONES 6.2/10 3.2/9 3.9/1010.034
BOSTON LEGAL 5.7/9 2.0/5 2.7/68.562
BROTHERS & SISTERS 6.9/11 3.8/9 4.3/1010.326
CHUCK 4.1/6 2.7/7 3.1/76.835
COLD CASE 7.1/11 2.8/6 3.6/811.095
COPS 2.8/5 1.6/6 1.8/64.628
CRIMINAL MINDS 9.5/15 3.9/10 5.4/1214.780
CSI: MIAMI 9.2/15 4.4/11 5.4/1314.345
CSI: NY 9.6/16 4.1/11 5.4/1414.878
DANCING WITH THE STARS-MON 12.2/18 4.4/11 5.9/1318.883
DANCING WITH THE STARS-TUE 10.2/15 3.7/9 4.8/1115.491
DEAL OR NO DEAL-FRI 4.1/7 1.5/5 2.0/66.349
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES 10.0/15 5.8/13 6.7/1415.685
DIRTY SEXY MONEY 4.7/8 2.4/7 3.0/77.020
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! 2.8/5 1.4/4 1.6/4 4.347
EASY MONEY 0.7/1 0.4/1 0.4/11.077
EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS 1.3/3 0.8/3 0.8/32.108
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION 7.2/11 3.9/10 4.4/1011.832
FAMILY GUY 4.9/7 4.3/10 3.7/88.384
FOOTBALL NIGHT AMERICA PART 23.6/6 2.2/7 2.6/75.670
FRINGE 6.1/9 4.2/11 4.7/119.906
GARY UNMARRIED 4.6/7 2.2/6 2.9/76.915
GHOST WHISPERER 6.1/11 2.5/9 3.4/119.447
GOSSIP GIRL 2.3/4 1.8/5 1.2/33.398
HEROES 5.7/8 4.5/11 4.6/109.502
HOLE IN THE WALL-8:30P2.3/4 1.6/4 1.7/43.729
HOLE IN THE WALL-8P2.2/4 1.5/4 1.5/43.405
HOUSE 7.8/12 5.4/15 6.0/1512.978
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 5.4/8 3.7/9 4.3/108.724
IN HARM'S WAY 0.4/1 0.3/1 0.4/10.665
KING OF THE HILL 3.8/6 3.3/8 3.0/7 6.589
KNIGHT RIDER 4.7/8 2.4/7 3.0/87.766
LAW & ORDER: SVU 7.0/12 3.8/11 4.3/1110.391
LIFE 3.7/7 1.7/5 2.2/65.543
LIFE-MON 4.6/7 2.7/7 3.1/76.942
LIPSTICK JUNGLE 3.9/7 2.0/5 2.2/65.338
MY NAME IS EARL 4.1/7 2.7/8 3.0/86.717
NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 8.8/14 5.5/14 6.1/1414.207
NCIS 11.0/17 3.5/10 5.0/1317.470
NUMB3RS5.3/10 2.1/7 2.8/88.212
OLD CHRISTINE 4.7/8 2.0/6 2.7/76.801
ONE TREE HILL 2.3/3 1.9/4 1.2/33.420
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS 3.8/6 1.8/5 2.1/55.960
PEOPLE MAGAZINE CHALLENGE 3.4/6 1.6/5 1.9/54.878
PRISON BREAK 3.4/5 2.1/5 2.4/55.279
PRIVATE PRACTICE 5.5/8 3.3/8 3.6/88.163
PRIVILEGED 1.3/2 0.9/2 0.7/21.873
PUSHING DAISIES 4.0/7 2.0/6 2.5/76.333
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES 3.4/5 2.0/5 2.4/65.374
SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS-CBS 2.7/5 2.0/6 2.1/64.56
SMALLVILLE 2.5/4 1.6/4 1.7/44.051
SUPERNANNY 2.9/5 1.5/5 1.6/44.201
SUPERNATURAL 2.4/3 1.4/3 1.6/33.508
SURVIVOR: GABON 7.7/12 4.5/12 5.6/1413.076
THE BIG BANG THEORY 5.4/8 3.3/9 4.0/108.597
THE EX-LIST 4.6/8 2.0/6 2.6/76.793
THE GAME 1.3/2 0.8/3 0.8/21.952
THE MENTALIST 9.8/15 3.6/9 5.1/1215.484
THE SIMPSONS 4.2/7 3.6/9 3.4/87.408
THE UNIT 6.0/11 2.7/7 3.3/89.464
TIL DEATH 2.7/4 1.7/4 2.0/5 4.237
TWO AND A HALF MEN 8.4/12 4.7/11 6.1/1313.577
UGLY BETTY 5.6/9 2.5/7 3.0/78.312
VALENTINE 0.8/1 0.4/1 0.4/11.146
VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ANALYSIS-ABC 6.3/10 3.1/8 3.6/89.778
VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ANALYSIS-CBS 5.2/8 2.4/6 3.0/77.973
VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ANALYSIS-NBC 6.2/10 3.6/9 4.1/99.777
WIFE SWAP 2.5/5 1.3/5 1.4/43.664
WITHOUT A TRACE 8.4/14 2.7/8 3.8/1012.611
WORST WEEK 5.6/8 2.9/7 3.9/88.961
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN (MNT)1.9/31.0/31.0/33.16

Cable ratings: 18-49 ratings are provided wherever available
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
18-49
Rating
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: RAVENS/STEELERSESPN11.7835.0
VP DEBATE-10/02/2008FOXNC11.0982.4
VP DEBATE-10/02/2008CNN10.6854.3
MLB DIVISION SERIES (ANGELS-RED SOX 3)TBS6.1992.1
MLB DIVISION SERIES (DODGERS-CUBS 1)TBS5.3811.9
MLB DIVISION SERIES (RED SOX-ANGELS 2)TBS5.2681.9
MLB DIVISION SERIES (CUBS-DODGERS 3)TBS5.224-
WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)USA4.5861.8
MLB DIVISION SERIES (PHILLIES-BREWERS 3)TBS4.573-
WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)USA4.4931.8
MLB DIVISION SERIES (RED SOX-ANGELS 1)TBS4.4421.7
VP DEBATE-10/02/2008MSNBC4.4121.3
MLB DIVISION SERIES (CUBS-DODGERS 2)TBS4.021.5
PROJECT RUNWAYLIFETIME4.0142.1
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS-9:00PTOON3.9915.1
WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACEDISNEY3.9337.0
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS-9:30PTOON3.9244.8
SUITE LIFE ON DECKDISNEY3.8226.7
HALLOWEENTOWN-WEDDISNEY3.380.5
ARMY WIVESLIFETIME3.3191.4
I LOVE MONEYVH12.931.5
SANCTURARYSCI-FI2.70.8
GHOST HUNTERSSCI-FI2.641.2
THE DAILY SHOW-THUCOMEDY2.391.1
THE DAILY SHOW-WEDCOMEDY2.220.9
SONS OF ANARCHYFX2.191.1
RAISING THE BARTNT2.170.7
DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTERA&E2.000.9
THE DAILY SHOW-MONCOMEDY1.790.8
TRUE BLOODHBO1.741.0
TOP DESIGNBRAVO1.640.7
THE REAL WORLD/ROAD RULESMTV1.580.9
ENTOURAGEHBO1.530.9
BROOKE KNOWS BESTVH11.420.7
MAD MENAMC1.30.4
LEWIS BLACK'S ROOT OF ALL EVILCOMEDY1.190.6
DESTROYED IN SECONDS-9:30PDISCOVERY1.120.5
DESTROYED IN SECONDS-9PDISCOVERY1.070.4
ULTIMATE FIGHTERSPIKE1.050.6
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA-10:30PMFX1.0230.6
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA-10PMFX1.0190.5
DESTROYED IN SECONDS-8:30PDISCOVERY0.940.4
DESTROYED IN SECONDS-8PDISCOVERY0.910.4
DEXTERSHOWTIME0.7860.3
I WANT TO WORK FOR DIDDYVH10.750.4
THE RACHEL ZOE PROJECTBRAVO0.7330.4
CALIFORNICATIONSHOWTIME0.4420.2
THE LIFE & TIMES OF TIMHBO0.275-
INSIDE THE NFLSHOWTIME0.0610.0
  • Ratings in red denote a Tweens 9-14 rating instead of an Adults 18-49 rating
  • Viewership data was not available for 
    • Little Britain (HBO) - 0.4 A18-49 rating
    • Phones and Ferb (Disney) - 5.6 T9-14 rating
    • iCarly (Nick) - 5.1 T9-14 rating
    • The Hills (MTV)
    • Greek (ABC Family)
    • The Shield (FX)
DVR ratings:
ProgramLive Viewers
(millions)
L+7 Increase
(millions)
L+7 Viewers
(millions)
902102.6941.1073.801
AMAZING RACE 139.9121.63611.548
AMERICA’S TOP MODEL3.4890.9704.459
BONES8.9722.22911.201
BOSTON LEGAL8.0701.4749.544
BROTHERS & SISTERS9.7091.61611.325
CHUCK6.1361.4647.600
CRIMINAL MINDS13.8962.19816.094
CSI: MIAMI13.8512.02715.878
DANCING WITH THE STARS17.9691.60319.572
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES14.2072.88317.090
FRINGE8.9972.72411.721
GHOST WHISPERER8.7661.54310.309
GOSSIP GIRL2.9610.8333.794
HEROES8.2212.90311.124
HOUSE11.3793.58314.962
LAW AND ORDER:SVU9.9841.51811.502
LIFE5.2481.1256.373
LIPSTICK JUNGLE5.0221.3356.357
NCIS16.1722.50618.678
ONE TREE HILL3.0370.7543.791
PRISON BREAK4.6711.3376.008
PRIVATE PRACTICE7.3751.8499.224
PRIVILEGED1.6920.5202.212
PUSHING DAISIES5.7551.1386.893
SMALLVILLE3.7010.9134.614
SUPERNATURAL3.2170.8324.049
SURVIVOR: GABON11.7772.27514.052
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES4.7401.4556.195
THE MENTALIST14.7721.99716.769
TWO AND A HALF MEN12.5952.04114.636

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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