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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 24, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 24, 2008

CBS’s “Ghost Whisperer” and “Numbers” were the number one- and number two-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Friday, October 24, 2008.

ABC’s “20/20” rounded out the top three.

Rank Program Network Viewers (P2+)
1 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 10,142,000
2 NUMB3RS CBS 9,334,000
3 20/20-FRI ABC 7,504,000
4 DEAL OR NO DEAL-FRI NBC 6,124,000
5 CRUSOE NBC 6,088,000
6 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 5,870,000
7 DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS FOX 5,622,000
8 LIFE NBC 5,589,000
9 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE FRI UNI 5,519,000
10 EX LIST, THE CBS 5,329,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (October 24, 2008).

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of almost 8.3 million viewers, while NBC took second place with just over 5.9 million average viewers. FOX and ABC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 5.7 million and 5.5 million average viewers, respectively. Univision followed in fifth place with an average audience of just over 4.8 million viewers.