Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.
Overall, FOX averaged a 9.6 rating/15 share, comfortably outdistancing ABC's 7.3/11. CBS was third with a 6.9/11, leaving NBC a distant fourth with a 2.5/4. The CW's MRC experiment continued to limp along with a 0.5/1.
Among adults 18-49, FOX did a 5.6 rating, winning the key young adult demo. ABC was second with a 3.9 rating, followed again by CBS' 2.6 rating. NBC was fourth with a 1.6 rating and the 0.3 rating for The CW was enough for fifth.
FOX kicked the night off with an 11.4/19 for NFL overrun and post-game chatter. CBS got an 8.3/14 for "60 Minutes," good for second. ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" was third, far in front of the 1.8/3 for NBC's "Football Night in America." The CW's "In Harm's Way" barely registered.
At 8 p.m. FOX stayed on top with an 8.9/14 for pregame and the start of the World Series game between the Phillies and the Rays. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" was second with a 7.3/11, followed by the 5.8/9 for CBS' "The Amazing Race." NBC's broadcast of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was fourth for the hour with a 2.8/4, many times better than the audience for "Valentine, Inc." on The CW.
ABC grabbed the 9 p.m. hour with a 10.0/15 for "Desperate Housewives," pushing FOX's baseball to second. CBS' "Cold Case" was third with a 7.6/11. NBC's movie was unchanged, but still topped the 0.4/1 for "Easy Money" on The CW.