Thursday, July 9, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 12, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third 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)
902102.2/3 1.7/5 1.5/43.116
20/204.9/9 2.2/7 2.6/77.017
60 MINUTES7.3/12 1.9/6 2.7/710.753
AMAZING RACE 5.4/8 2.9/7 3.6/89.012
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS 3.9/7 1.9/5 2.2/66.293
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED 3.4/6 1.8/6 2.1/65.428
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL 2.9/5 1.8/5 1.7/43.935
AMERICA'S TOUGHEST JOBS 2.4/4 1.2/4 1.5/53.972
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?3.6/6 1.3/4 1.6/55.443
BANK OF AMERICA 500 CHARLOTTE3.8/7 1.9/6 2.4/76.034
BIGGEST LOSER 4.6/7 3.1/8 3.2/87.265
BIGGEST LOSER-10/84.2/7 2.7/7 2.9/76.556
BONES 6.5/11 3.4/10 3.9/1010.559
BOSTON LEGAL 5.8/9 2.2/6 2.9/78.746
BROTHERS & SISTERS 6.7/11 3.6/9 4.2/109.900
CHUCK 3.7/6 2.3/6 2.5/65.832
COLD CASE 7.1/11 2.7/6 3.7/810.994
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LSU/FLORIDA 3.8/7 2.0/7 2.1/65.96
COPS 2.9/5 1.6/5 1.8/64.683
CRIMINAL MINDS 10.2/16 4.3/11 5.9/1416.185
CSI 13.9/21 7.1/17 9.1/2023.485
CSI: MIAMI 9.2/15 4.0/10 5.2/1213.884
CSI: NY 10.1/17 4.3/12 5.7/1415.873
DANCING WITH THE STARS-MON 12.0/18 4.3/11 5.5/1218.592
DANCING WITH THE STARS-TUE 10.0/15 3.6/10 4.7/1215.065
DEAL OR NO DEAL-FRI 4.0/7 1.5/5 2.0/66.633
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES 9.8/15 5.9/14 6.6/1415.505
DIRTY SEXY MONEY 4.0/7 2.0/5 2.4/65.852
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! 3.1/5 1.4/4 1.8/5 4.829
EASY MONEY 0.5/1 0.3/1 0.3/10.753
ELEVENTH HOUR 7.2/12 3.2/9 4.1/1011.373
ER 6.0/10 3.9/11 4.5/119.408
EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS 1.1/2 0.7/2 0.7/21.697
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION 6.9/11 3.8/10 4.4/1011.344
FOOTBALL NIGHT AMERICA PART 1.9/3 1.0/3 1.2/32.92
GARY UNMARRIED 4.9/8 2.4/6 3.0/77.357
GHOST WHISPERER 6.3/11 2.7/10 3.6/119.693
GREY'S ANATOMY 9.8/15 5.6/13 6.2/1414.797
HEROES 5.0/7 4.0/9 3.9/88.198
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 5.7/8 4.0/10 4.6/118.977
IN HARM'S WAY 0.5/1 0.3/1 0.3/10.770
KATH & KIM 4.7/7 3.2/9 3.5/97.515
KNIGHT RIDER 4.2/7 2.3/7 2.7/76.856
LIFE 3.2/6 1.4/4 1.7/54.978
LIFE ON MARS 7.5/13 3.7/10 4.7/1211.333
LIFE-MON 3.7/6 2.2/6 2.4/65.580
LIPSTICK JUNGLE 3.4/6 1.9/5 2.1/54.764
MACY'S CATWALK 1.4/3 0.5/2 0.6/21.98
MLB NLCS GAME 15.1/8 2.5/7 2.8/77.735
MLB NLCS GAME 1 PREGAME3.0/5 1.3/4 1.5/54.500
MLB NLCS GAME 35.6/9 2.8/7 3.2/78.837
MLB NLCS GAME 3 PREGAME6.1/10 3.3/9 3.7/109.330
MY NAME IS EARL 4.4/7 2.8/8 3.2/97.166
NCIS 10.1/15 3.7/10 5.0/1216.288
NUMB3RS5.3/10 2.2/7 2.9/88.012
OLD CHRISTINE 5.0/8 2.2/7 2.8/87.526
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ANALYSIS-ABC 6.5/10 2.9/7 3.6/89.917
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ANALYSIS-CBS 5.1/8 2.3/6 2.9/77.951
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ANALYSIS-NBC 5.4/9 2.9/7 3.4/88.349
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ANLYSIS-FOX  2.7/4 1.5/4 1.8/44.115
PRISON BREAK 3.4/5 2.2/5 2.4/55.372
PRIVATE PRACTICE 5.1/8 2.6/7 3.1/77.400
PRIVILEGED 1.6/2 1.1/2 1.0/22.290
PUSHING DAISIES 3.6/6 2.0/6 2.2/65.501
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES 3.6/5 2.3/6 2.5/65.726
SMALLVILLE 2.6/4 1.6/4 1.7/44.119
SNL WEEKEND UPDATE-THURS 6.4/10 5.1/12 5.4/1210.850
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 8.2/13 5.2/13 5.6/1313.051
SUPERNANNY 3.4/6 1.8/6 2.0/64.961
SUPERNATURAL 1.9/3 1.3/3 1.4/33.145
SURVIVOR: GABON 7.7/12 4.4/12 5.4/1413.278
THE BIG BANG THEORY 6.0/9 3.7/10 4.4/119.394
THE EX-LIST 3.9/7 1.9/6 2.4/75.596
THE GAME 1.2/2 0.8/3 0.8/21.805
THE OFFICE 5.5/8 4.8/12 4.6/109.245
THE OT 9.0/15 5.4/16 6.0/1614.232
THE UNIT 5.8/10 2.6/7 3.2/89.098
TIL DEATH 2.9/5 1.7/4 2.1/5 4.610
TWO AND A HALF MEN 8.8/13 5.1/12 6.2/1314.073
UGLY BETTY 5.8/9 2.6/8 3.1/88.521
VALENTINE 0.7/1 0.4/1 0.4/11.020
WIFE SWAP 2.8/5 1.5/5 1.6/54.104
WORST WEEK 5.7/8 3.0/7 3.7/88.848
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN (MNT)2.1/41.1/41.2/43.45

Cable ratings: 18-49 ratings are provided wherever available
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
18-49
Rating
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: VIKINGS/SAINTSESPN10.9754.6
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-10/07/2008CNN9.2283.4
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-10/07/2008FOX NEWS8.7731.9
MLB ALCS (RED SOX-RAYS 1)TBS6.6892.3
MLB ALCS (RED SOX-RAYS 2)TBS6.0892.1
MLB DIVISION SERIES (ANGELS-RED SOX 4)TBS5.721.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)USA4.541.8
WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)USA4.5211.8
WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACEDISNEY4.399-
HANNAH MONTANADISNEY4.363-
PROJECT RUNWAYBRAVO4.2262.1
SPONGEBOBNICK4.161-
PRESIDENTAL DEBATE-10/07/2008MSNBC3.771.1
SOUTH PARKCOMEDY3.7292.5
ARMY WIVESLIFETIME3.3751.4
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARSTOON2.760.7
THE STARTER WIFEUSA2.641.0
ROCK OF LOVEVH12.41.2
SONS OF ANARCHYFX2.091.1
TRUE BLOODHBO1.670.9
ENTOURAGEHBO1.611.0
MAD MENAMC1.50.5
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIAFX1.280.7
THE SHIELDFX1.150.6
DEXTERSHOWTIME1.070.5
GREEKABC FAMILY1.020.5
TESTEESFX0.9760.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTABRAVO0.6560.3
THE RACHEL ZOE PROJECTBRAVO0.6370.4
CALIFORNICATIONSHOWTIME0.4100.2
  • Viewership data was not available for 
    • Raising the Bar (TNT) - 0.7 A18-49 rating
    • The Hills (MTV) - 1.9 A18-49 rating
    • The Life & Times of Tim (HBO)
    • Sanctuary (Sci-Fi) - 0.7 A18-49 rating
    • Stargate Atlantis (Sci-Fi) - 0.7 A18-49 rating
    • Ghost Hunters (Sci-Fi) - 1.3 A18-49 rating
    • The Real World (MTV) - 1.1 A18-49 rating
DVR ratings:
ProgramLive Viewers
(millions)
L+7 Increase
(millions)
L+7 Viewers
(millions)
902102.6081.1333.741
AMAZING RACE 137.9621.6709.632
AMERICA’S TOP MODEL3.4150.9654.380
BONES9.5802.13211.712
CHUCK5.2981.4226.720
CRIMINAL MINDS15.3472.32817.675
CSI21.8523.59825.450
CSI: MIAMI13.3272.03215.359
CSI: NY15.4581.62017.078
DANCING WITH THE STARS17.6381.57119.209
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES14.0742.69216.766
DIRTY SEXY MONEY5.5151.2206.735
E.R.8.8861.66710.553
GHOST WHISPERER9.0131.68310.696
GREY’S ANATOMY13.1594.05817.217
HEROES7.1482.89010.038
LIFE4.6741.2785.952
LIFE 10/65.2581.2426.500
LIFE ON MARS10.8811.73812.619
LIPSTICK JUNGLE4.4131.2545.667
NCIS15.2302.25717.487
NUMB3RS7.6401.5289.168
PRISON BREAK4.8411.3016.142
PRIVATE PRACTICE6.7531.7978.550
PRIVILEGED2.1240.4732.597
PUSHING DAISIES4.9621.1796.141
SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES5.0151.5016.516
SMALLVILLE3.7520.9544.706
SNL:WEEKEND UPDATE 10/99.7841.74811.532
SUPERNATURAL2.8710.7333.604
SURVIVOR: GABON11.8532.22814.081
THE OFFICE7.7452.74810.493
THE UNIT8.4751.64610.121
TWO AND A HALF MEN13.0792.05215.131

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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