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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 27, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 27, 2008

ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” was the number one-ranked primetime telecast on broadcast TV for Monday, October 27, 2008. 

Game 5 of the MLB World Series, which aired on FOX, claimed second place, and CBS’s “Two And A Half Men” rounded out the top three.

Rank Program Network Viewers (P2+)
1 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 18,876,000
2 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 5(S)-10/27/2008 FOX 13,237,000
3 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 11,881,000
4 CSI: MIAMI CBS 10,587,000
5 SAMANTHA WHO? ABC 10,470,000
6 GARY UNMARRIED-MON 930 SP(S)-10/27/2008 CBS 8,654,000
7 BOSTON LEGAL ABC 8,581,000
8 HEROES NBC 8,189,000
9 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 7,932,000
10 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 7,260,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (October 27, 2008).

Overall, ABC won the night with an average audience of almost 14.2 million viewers, while FOX took second place with just over 12.1 million average viewers. CBS and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 9.5 million and 6.7 million average viewers, respectively. Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of just over 4.8 million and 3.1 million average viewers, respectively.