CBS continued its season-long dominance of the Nielsen ratings last weekamong overall households and in the advertiser-desired demographic of adults18-49. The network posted a 7.2 rating and a 12 share for the week. ABC,helped once again by its two editions of Dancing With The Stars , camein second with an average 6.4/10. Fox, which received a boost from Game 5 ofthe World Series, which was divided into two nights because of a rain delay,came in third with a 5.8/9. But NBC drew low ratings, averaging a 4.8/8,with most of its regular lineup, except for Sunday Night Football.
The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research 1. Dancing With the Stars (Monday), ABC, 12.0/18; 2. World Series Game 5Conclusion, Fox, 11.9/18; 3. Csi Crime Scene Investigation, CBS,11.7/18; 4. Dancing With the Stars (Tuesday), ABC, 11./16; 5. NCIS, CBS, 10.8/16; 6. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 10.6/16; 7. Desperate Housewives, ABC, 10.1/15; 7. The Mentalist, CBS,10.1/15; 9. Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 10.0/15; 10. 60 Minutes, CBS,9.1/14.
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