CBS’s “NCIS” and “The Mentalist” were the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Tuesday, October 21, 2008.
ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” was sandwiched between the two, in second place.
|2||DANCING W/STARS RESULTS||ABC||16,350,000|
|5||WITHOUT A TRACE||CBS||11,629,000|
|6||LAW AND ORDER:SVU||NBC||9,497,000|
|7||DANCING W/STARS RECAP(S)-10/21/2008||ABC||9,037,000|
|10||BIGGEST LOSER 6||NBC||7,407,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (October 21, 2008).|
Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of just over 14.7 million viewers, while ABC took second place with just over 11.2 million average viewers. FOX and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 11 million and 8.1 million average viewers, respectively. Univision followed in fifth place with an average audience of roughly 4.3 million viewers.