ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" was the number one-ranked primetime broadcast for October 20, 2008. The telecast drew almost 18.5 million average viewers Monday evening.
CBS’s “Two And A Half Men” (14.6 million average viewers) and “CSI: Miami” (13.5 million average viewers) rounded out the top three programs for the night.
|1||DANCING WITH THE STARS||ABC||18,497,000|
|2||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||14,630,000|
|6||HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER||CBS||9,446,000|
|7||BIG BANG THEORY, THE||CBS||9,331,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (October 20, 2008).|
Overall, ABC won the night with an average audience of almost 13.7 million viewers, while CBS took second place with just over 11.7 million average viewers. NBC and FOX claimed third and fourth places with roughly 7 million and 5.2 million average viewers, respectively. Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of roughly 4.4 million and 3.4 million viewers, respectively.