ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was the number one-ranked primetime telecast on broadcast TV for Monday, October 6, 2008.
CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” “CSI: Miami,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Worst Week” dominated the next five slots in Nielsen’s ranking.
|1||DANCING WITH THE STARS||ABC||18,592,000|
|2||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||14,073,000|
|4||BIG BANG THEORY, THE||CBS||9,394,000|
|5||HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER||CBS||8,977,000|
|10||TERMINATOR: SRH CNR CHRON||FOX||5,726,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (October 6, 2008).|
Overall, ABC won the night with an average audience of just over 15.3 million viewers, while CBS took second place with just over 11.5 million average viewers. NBC and FOX claimed third and fourth places with roughly 6.5 million and 5.5 million average viewers, respectively. Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of roughly 4.5 million and 1.7 million viewers, respectively.