Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007
CBS came out on top of a close overall ratings race Tuesday, while FOX's baseball playoff coverage snagged a demographic victory.
For the night, CBS earned an 8.1 rating/13 share. FOX took second at 7.7/12 (with those numbers subject to change due to live sports), edging ABC's 7.6/12. NBC came in fourth with a 5.7/9, and The CW trailed with a 2.3/3.
FOX led among adults 18-49 with a 3.6 rating. ABC and CBS tied for second at 3.3, and NBC was right behind at 3.2. The CW clocked a 1.6.
"NCIS" scored a 10.8/17 to lead the 8 p.m. hour for CBS. The American League Championship Series on FOX took second at 7.0/11. "Cavemen" and "Carpoolers" averaged 4.6/7 for ABC, topping Matt Lauer's interview with Sen. Larry Craig on NBC. "Beauty and the Geek" earned a 2.4/4 for The CW.
ABC took the lead at 9 p.m. with the "Dancing with the Stars" results show. FOX's baseball coverage improved to 8.3/12. "The Unit" was third for CBS, well ahead of the 4.5/7 NBC got from "The Biggest Loser." The CW's "Reaper" delivered a 2.1/3.