ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” claimed the number one spot on Nielsen’s ranking of the top-rated primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Monday, October 13, 2008.
CBS dominated the rest of Nielsen’s top 10 list, with “Two And Half Men,” “CSI: Miami,” “Worst Week,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “How I Met Your Mother” claiming five of the nine remaining slots.
|1||DANCING WITH THE STARS||ABC||17,765,000|
|2||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||14,719,000|
|6||BIG BANG THEORY, THE||CBS||9,337,000|
|7||HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER||CBS||9,249,000|
|10||FOX MLB NLCS GAME 4(S)-10/13/2008||FOX||7,705,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (September 13, 2008).|
Overall, ABC won the night with an average audience of just over 13.5 million viewers, while CBS took second place with almost 11.6 million average viewers. FOX and NBC claimed third and fourth places with roughly 7.42 million and 7.39 million average viewers, respectively. Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of roughly 4.2 million and 3.4 million viewers, respectively.