Insights

Primetime Broadcast Ratings, November 5, 2008
Article

Primetime Broadcast Ratings, November 5, 2008

ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” was the top-rated primetime telecast on broadcast TV for November 5, 2008.  The program drew just over 15.8 million average viewers Wednesday night.

CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: NY” rounded out the top three, with 14.3 million and 11.8 million average viewers, respectively.

Rank Program Network Viewers (P2+)
1 DANCING W/STARS RESULT SP(S)-11/05/2008 ABC 15,848,000
2 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 14,304,000
3 CSI: NY CBS 11,801,000
4 BONES FOX 10,172,000
5 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 9,171,000
6 LAW AND ORDER NBC 7,936,000
7 HOUSE-WED 9P FOX 6,654,000
8 OLD CHRISTINE CBS 6,497,000
9 GARY UNMARRIED CBS 6,326,000
10 DIRTY SEXY MONEY ABC 6,151,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (November 5, 2008).

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of just over 10.8 million viewers, while ABC took second place with almost 10.5 million average viewers. FOX and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 8.4 million and 6.3 million average viewers, respectively. Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of roughly 4.8 million and 2.8 million average viewers, respectively.