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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, November 25, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, November 25, 2008

ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” was the number one-ranked primetime telecast on broadcast TV for Tuesday, November 25, 2008 with approximately 20.6 million average viewers.

CBS’s “NCIS” and “The Mentalist” rounded out the top three with approximately 18.1 and 15.9 million average viewers respectively.

Rank Program Network Viewers (P2+)
1 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 20,647,000
2 NCIS CBS 18,118,000
3 MENTALIST, THE CBS 15,925,000
4 HOUSE FOX 12,877,000
5 CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGVING(S)-11/25/2008 ABC 11,085,000
6 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 10,416,000
7 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 8,589,000
8 FRINGE FOX 7,704,000
9 BIGGEST LOSER 6 NBC 6,875,000
10 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE TUE UNI 5,335,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (November 25, 2008).

Overall, ABC won the night with an average audience of almost 17.5 million viewers, while CBS took second place with just over 14.8 million average viewers. FOX and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 10.5 million and 7.4 million average viewers, respectively. Univision followed in fifth place with an average audience of roughly 4.5 million average viewers.