Fast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 13, 2008
The season premiere of "Samantha Who?" didn't reach the heights it did last season, but it did still help ABC secure a ratings win Monday night.
ABC scored a 9.0 rating/14 share in primetime, beating out the 7.3/11 for second-place CBS. FOX took third in households at 4.8/7, although NBC (4.5/7) finished in a near-tie with FOX among total viewers (FOX's numbers may also change some because it had live sports on the air). The CW finished with a 2.3/3.
CBS snagged the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 4.0 rating. ABC and NBC tied for second at 3.2. FOX averaged 2.4 and The CW 1.7.
"Dancing with the Stars" once again ruled the 8 p.m. hour with an 11.5/17. "The Big Bang Theory," 5.8/9, and "How I Met Your Mother," 5.6/8, put CBS in second. Game 4 of the National League Championship Series came in third for FOX, beating out the 3.7/6 for "Chuck" on NBC. "Gossip Girl" drew a 2.3/3 for The CW.
ABC stayed on top at 9 p.m. with the end of "Dancing with the Stars," 12.0/17, and "Samantha Who?," 7.9/12. CBS remained in second thanks to "Two and a Half Men," 8.9/13, and "Worst Week," 6.3/9. "Heroes" improved slightly on last week's all-time low, drawing a 5.2/8 for NBC. FOX's baseball coverage delivered a 4.7/7, while The CW held steady with "One Tree Hill."
"CSI: Miami," 8.6/14, moved CBS to the lead at 10 p.m. "Boston Legal," 5.6/9, was second for ABC. The NLCS drwe a 4.8/7 for FOX, while the premiere of "My Own Worst Enemy" managed only a 4.7/8 for NBC.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.
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Christina Applegate of 'Samantha Who?'