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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 6, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 6, 2008

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.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 18,592,000
2 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 14,073,000
3 CSI: MIAMI CBS 13,884,000
4 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 9,394,000
5 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 8,977,000
6 WORST WEEK CBS 8,848,000
7 BOSTON LEGAL ABC 8,746,000
8 HEROES NBC 8,198,000
9 CHUCK NBC 5,832,000
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.