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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 22, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 22, 2008

CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: NY” were the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Wednesday, October 22, 2008.

Game one of the MLB World Series, which aired on FOX, was sandwiched in between the two, in second place.

Rank Program Network Viewers (P2+)
1 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 15,012,000
2 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 1(S)-10/22/2008 FOX 14,634,000
3 CSI: NY CBS 14,390,000
4 FOX WORLD SERIES GM1-PRE(S)-10/22/2008 FOX 9,729,000
5 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 7,980,000
6 OLD CHRISTINE CBS 7,756,000
7 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED NBC 7,608,000
8 GARY UNMARRIED CBS 7,556,000
9 KNIGHT RIDER NBC 7,226,000
10 DIRTY SEXY MONEY ABC 5,745,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (October 22, 2008).

Overall, FOX won the night with an average audience of almost 14 million viewers, while CBS took second place with almost 12.4 million average viewers. ABC and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 6.5 million and 6.4 million average viewers, respectively. Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of roughly 4.5 million and 3.4 million viewers, respectively.