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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, November 26, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, November 26, 2008

CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: NY” were the number one- and two-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Wednesday, November 26, 2008.

ABC’s “Barbara Walters Special” rounded out the top three.

Rank Program Network Viewers (P2+)
1 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 14,108,000
2 CSI: NY CBS 12,304,000
3 BARBARA WALTERS SP-11/26(S)-11/26/2008 ABC 11,612,000
4 BONES FOX 9,867,000
5 GARY UNMARRIED CBS 7,631,000
6 OLD CHRISTINE CBS 7,483,000
7 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 6,334,000
8 LAW AND ORDER NBC 6,330,000
9 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED NBC 6,319,000
10 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE WED UNI 5,506,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (November 25, 2008).

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of just over 11.3 million viewers, while ABC took second place with just over 7.4 million average viewers. FOX and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 7.3 million and 5.9 million average viewers, respectively. Univision followed in fifth place with an average audience of almost 4.9 million average viewers.