CBS Has Largest Audience, Most 18-49 and 25-54 Adults; Fox Has Most 18-34 Adults
Even with CSI still waiting in the wings, CBS staged a resounding win for the second week of the new 2008-9 season from September 29 - October. CBS had the largest audience, the most adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Fox edged NBC for the most adults 18-34 for the week with ABC and CBS close behind.
CBS's average viewership of 11.08 million beat ABC by a 1.85 million viewers. NBC with 7.3 million and Fox with 6.45 million were well behind. For demo adults 18-49 it was CBS over NBC by 4.16 million to 3.69 million with ABC (3.65 million) close behind. For adults 25-54 it was CBS over ABC by 5.04 million to 4.15 million viewers, with NBC close behind in third (4.02 million) and Fox (3.40 million) fourth. In adults 18-34, Fox edged ABC by 60,000, winning with 1.65 million to 1.59 million, ABC and CBS finished a close thirdand fourth with 1.47 million and 1.46 million respectively.
Univision was fifth across the board, and the CW was sixth across the board, typical of last season.
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