|/Share: Adults 18-49||3.3/9||2.9/8||2.6/7||2.1/6||1.8/5||1.3/4|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-34||2.0/6||2.3/7||2.3/7||2.2/7||1.9/6||1.5/5|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.625||9.315||7.658||4.785||4.132||3.214|
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CBS won the night as all shows on ABC, CBS and NBC other than CBS'sfell versus last week's final numbers. The Major League Baseball playoff on Fox scored a 2.9 rating with adults 18-49 between 8p-11p. That's up 12% from last year's NLCS game 5 on TBS and up 12% from 2008 when it was also on Fox. Those numbers are likely to change some with time zone adjustments and inclusion of the 13 minutes that ran past 11pm.
Other than the baseball playoff, ratings erosion was everywhere except, which was up 6% versus last week to a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating. was down 7% to a 4.0 rating with adults 18-49, but still the top performer of the night. $#*! was fairly steady dropping only 3% to a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. The dropped 12% to a season low 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.
's was down 15% to a 3.9 rating with adults 18-49, a new low for a fall telecast. was down 7% to a season low 2.8 with adults 18-49.
On NBCwas down 14% to a 1.9 rating with 18-49 and fell a whopping 29% from last week's live performances to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The dropped 11% to its lowest ever fall telecast of a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. dropped to a 2.3 rating with adults 18-49, a series low.
Ok, technically everything dropped butand which merely tied its series low with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.
Over on the CW Thescored a 2.4 rating with women 18-34 and gave almost half of it with a 1.3 W18-34 rating, though that was on par with its last original. The matched season highs with total viewers, adults 18-34 and adults 18-49.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, October 21, 2010:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||CBS||Big Bang Theory||4.0/13||12.94|
|FOX||Baseball NLCS Game 5: Phillies at Giants||2.8/9||9.66|
|FOX||Baseball NLCS Game 5: Phillies at Giants||2.8/7||8.94|
|10:00||FOX||Baseball NLCS Game 5: Phillies at Giants||3.1/9||9.34|
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
• In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "Thewith Jay Leno," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's " with David Letterman," 2.8/7 with an encore; and ABC's combo of " ," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.
• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Thewith Jay Leno,” 0.8/4 with an encore; " ," 0.8/4 with an encore; " ," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
• At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's "Latewith Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late " (0.5/3 with an encore).
• At 1:35 a.m.,with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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