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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 10, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 10, 2008

CBS’s “Ghost Whisperer” and “Numbers” were, respectively, the number one- and two-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Friday, October 10, 2008. 

“Ghost Whisperer” drew an average audience of almost 9.7 million viewers, while “Numbers” drew roughly 8 million average viewers.

ABC’s “20/20” rounded out the top three, with just over 7 million average viewers.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 9,693,000
2 NUMB3RS CBS 8,012,000
3 20/20-FRI ABC 7,017,000
4 DEAL OR NO DEAL-FRI NBC 6,633,000
5 EX LIST, THE CBS 5,596,000
6 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 5,443,000
7 LIFE NBC 4,978,000
8 SUPERNANNY ABC 4,961,000
9 DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS FOX 4,829,000
10 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE FRI UNI 4,345,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (October 10, 2008).

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of almost 7.8 million viewers, while ABC took second place with almost 5.4 million average viewers. NBC and FOX claimed third and fourth places with roughly 5.2 million and 5.1 million average viewers, respectively. Univision followed in fifth place with an average audience of roughly 3.8 million viewers.