Insights

Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 8, 2008
Article

Primetime Broadcast Ratings, October 8, 2008

CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: NY” were the number one- and two-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Wednesday, October 8, 2008, drawing average audiences of almost 16.2 million and 15.9 million viewers.

FOX’s “Bones” rounded out the top three, with almost 10.6 million average viewers Wednesday night.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 16,185,000
2 CSI: NY CBS 15,873,000
3 BONES FOX 10,559,000
4 OLD CHRISTINE CBS 7,526,000
5 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 7,400,000
6 GARY UNMARRIED CBS 7,357,000
7 KNIGHT RIDER NBC 6,856,000
8 BIGGEST LOSER 6 10/8(S)-10/08/2008 NBC 6,556,000
9 DIRTY SEXY MONEY ABC 5,852,000
10 PUSHING DAISIES ABC 5,501,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (October 8, 2008).

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of almost 13.2 million viewers, while FOX took second place with just over 7.4 million average viewers. ABC and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 6.3 million and 6.1 million average viewers, respectively. Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of roughly 4.5 million and 2.9 million viewers, respectively.