Early Ratings, CSI & Grey's Anatomy Lead Night, SNL Weekend Update Strong

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October 17th, 2008

I have several thoughts based on these preliminary metered market ratings, but I'm going to hold off on thinking them until we have seen the fast affiliate numbers with viewer totals and demo ratings...

Time Net Show Prelim Metered Marke HH Rating/Share
8:00 CBS Survivor: Gabon 7.0/11
  ABC Ugly Betty 6.2/10
  NBC My Name is Earl 4.3/7
  CW Smallville 2.8/5
  FOX Hole in the Wall 2.2/3
8:30 NBC Kath & Kim 4.1/6
9:00 CBS CSI 11.2/17
  ABC Grey's Anatomy 9.6/15
  NBC The Office 5.0/8
  FOX Kitchen Nightmares 2.5/4
  CW Supernatural 2.0/3
9:30 NBC SNL: Weekend Update 6.2/9
10:00 CBS Eleventh Hour 7.8/12
  NBC ER 6.7/11
  ABC Life on Mars 6.1/10

Metered Market Overnight Ratings: This is normally the first available ratings information, and is based on the electronic measurement service that Nielsen provides in 56 of the nation’s largest markets. In each market a sample of homes is selected to represent that individual market. Often, networks or syndicators provide metered market information as an early indicator of a program’s performance. In aggregate, the 56 metered markets represent 79,890,610 homes, or 70% of all U.S. TV households. Preliminary metered market data are available as early as 8:00AM (ET). Final metered market information, reflecting line-up changes, pre-emptions and runovers, are normally available by 3:30PM (ET).

Source and for the rest: Programming Insider.
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