Early Ratings: Everything a Bit Up vs. Last Week...

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October 1st, 2008

In the early metered market household ratings CBS  won the night(remember, not only are these numbers subject to change, they *always* change even by the time the fast nationals arrive).

House had an 8.2/13 (household rating/share), up a bit from last week's same metered market results of 7.8/13.  The Mentalist, while demo challenged somewhat has pulled good overall numbers and got a 10.6/17, up from last week's early metered market number of 10.2/15. 

Fringe also bounced up from last week's 6.3/9 to a 6.7/10

The Dancing With the Stars Results Show had an 11.7/18, the night's highest rated show followed by NCIS on CBS with a 11.1/17.

The Biggest Loser averaged a 4.8/7 from 8pm-10p, up slightly versus last week's 4.7/7.

At 10pm, holding the trend of being up versus last week was Law & Order:SVU with a 7.5/12, last week it had a 6.7/11 in this same early slice but still placed second to Without a Trace at 9.6/15. L&O will surely fare better in the demos than WAT.

CW fans, 90210 also fared better than last week with a 2.6/4, up from last week's 2.4/4.  This is still the problem night for the CW's Monday through Wednesday quest to attract younger females, Privileged scored a 1.8/3, only up just barely from last week's 1.7/2.  Up is up, but that's probably not enough to get the CW excited about their floundering Tuesday nights. 

It seems that there were just more people watching broadcast network television last night than the week before.  Not a huge surprise, the season is kicking into new shows every night and the days are growing shorter...

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