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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, November 7, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, November 7, 2008

CBS’s “Numbers,” “NCIS,” and “Ghost Whisperer” claimed the top three spots in Nielsen’s ranking of the top primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Friday, November 7, 2008.

ABC’s “20/20” and FOX’s “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?” rounded out the top five.

Rank Program Network Viewers (P2+)
1 NUMB3RS CBS 11,275,000
2 NCIS FRIDAY 9PM-SPECIAL(S)-11/07/2008 CBS 11,216,000
3 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 10,888,000
4 20/20-FRI ABC 8,235,000
5 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 6,458,000
6 DEAL OR NO DEAL-FRI NBC 5,520,000
7 SUPERNANNY ABC 5,401,000
8 DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS FOX 4,979,000
9 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE FRI UNI 4,896,000
10 WIFE SWAP ABC 4,587,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (November 7, 2008).

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of just over 11.1 million viewers, while ABC took second place with almost 6.1 million average viewers. FOX and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 5.7 million and 4.3 million average viewers, respectively. Univision followed in fifth place with an average audience of roughly 4.2 million average viewers.