ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” was the top-rated primetime telecast on broadcast TV for November 5, 2008. The program drew just over 15.8 million average viewers Wednesday night.
CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: NY” rounded out the top three, with 14.3 million and 11.8 million average viewers, respectively.
|1||DANCING W/STARS RESULT SP(S)-11/05/2008||ABC||15,848,000|
|6||LAW AND ORDER||NBC||7,936,000|
|10||DIRTY SEXY MONEY||ABC||6,151,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (November 5, 2008).|
Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of just over 10.8 million viewers, while ABC took second place with almost 10.5 million average viewers. FOX and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 8.4 million and 6.3 million average viewers, respectively. Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of roughly 4.8 million and 2.8 million average viewers, respectively.