CBS’s “NCIS” special, “Numbers,” and “Ghost Whisperer” claimed the top three slots in Nielsen’s ranking of the top primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Friday, October 31, 2008.
ABC’s “20/20” and NBC’s “Deal Or No Deal” rounded out the top five.
|1||NCIS FRIDAY 9PM SPECIAL(S)-10/31/2008||CBS||11,238,000|
|5||DEAL OR NO DEAL-FRI||NBC||4,878,000|
|6||SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER||FOX||4,628,000|
|7||DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS||FOX||4,539,000|
|10||FUEGO EN LA SANGRE FRI||UNI||4,055,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (October 31, 2008).|
Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of just over 10.4 million viewers, while ABC took second place with just over 4.8 million average viewers. FOX and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 4.6 million and 4 million average viewers, respectively. Univision followed in fifth place with an average audience of roughly 3.3 million average viewers.