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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 16, 2008

1 minute read | October 2008

CBS’s “CSI” and “Survivor: Gabon” were the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Thursday, October 16, 2008.

ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” was sandwiched between the two, in second place.

RANKPROGRAMNETWORKVIEWERS (P2+)
1CSICBS19,275,000
2GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PMABC14,803,000
3SURVIVOR: GABONCBS12,807,000
4ELEVENTH HOURCBS11,907,000
5E.R.NBC8,961,000
6SNL:WKND UPDT 10/16(S)-10/16/2008NBC8,832,000
7UGLY BETTYABC8,327,000
8OFFICENBC8,276,000
9LIFE ON MARSABC8,220,000
10MY NAME IS EARLNBC6,722,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (October 16, 2008).

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of 14.7 million viewers, while ABC took second place with almost 10.5 million average viewers. NBC and Univision claimed third and fourth places with roughly 8.0 million and 4.5 million average viewers, respectively. The CW and FOX followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of roughly 3.62 million and 3.56 million viewers, respectively.

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