ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” was the number one-ranked primetime telecast on broadcast TV for Tuesday, October 28, 2008.
CBS’s “NCIS” and “The Mentalist” rounded out the top three, claiming second and third places, respectively, in Nielsen’s ranking.
|1||DANCING W/STARS RESULTS||ABC||17,445,000|
|5||WITHOUT A TRACE||CBS||12,192,000|
|6||GREAT PUMPKIN, C. BROWN(S)-10/28/2008||ABC||10,383,000|
|7||LAW AND ORDER:SVU||NBC||9,329,000|
|8||BIGGEST LOSER 6||NBC||8,139,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (October 28, 2008).|
Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of almost 15.2 million viewers, while ABC took second place with almost 11.7 million average viewers. FOX and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 9.6 million and 8.5 million average viewers, respectively. Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of roughly 4.8 million and 2.5 million average viewers, respectively.