NBC’s broadcast of the 2008 Beijing Olympics claimed the top slot in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime telecasts for Monday, August 11, 2008.
CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” and “CSI: Miami” rounded out the top three.
|1||SUM OLYM MON PRIME 1(S)-08/11/2008||NBC||30,173,000|
|2||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||8,068,000|
|5||AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS MON||UNI||5,112,000|
|6||FUEGO EN LA SANGRE MON||UNI||4,849,000|
|7||HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER||CBS||4,819,000|
|8||BIG BANG THEORY, THE||CBS||4,623,000|
|9||TERMINATOR:SCC SP-8/11 9P(S)-08/11/2008||FOX||2,767,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (August 11, 2008)|
Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of 30.1 million viewers, while CBS took second place with 5.9 million average viewers. Univision and FOX claimed third and fourth places — with 4.2 million and 2.5 million average viewers, respectively. ABC followed in fifth place with an average audience of 2.2 million.