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Primetime Broadcast Ratings August 25, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings August 25, 2008

NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” and “America’s Toughest Jobs” were, respectively, the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Monday, August 25, 2008.

CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” was sandwiched between the two, in second place.

NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention also made the top ten.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON NBC 10,999,000
2 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 9,030,000
3 AMERICA’S TOUGHEST JOBS NBC 7,298,000
4 OLD CHRISTINE CBS 6,631,000
5 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 5,545,000
6 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 5,481,000
7 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS MON UNI 5,342,000
8 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE MON UNI 5,167,000
9 DECISION ’08 DEM CONV MON(S)-08/25/2008 NBC 4,706,000
10 PRISON BREAK SP-8/25 9P(S)-08/25/2008 FOX 4,288,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (August 25, 2008)

Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of just under 7.7 million viewers, while CBS took second place with nearly 5.6 million average viewers.  Univision and FOX claimed third and fourth places — with 4.6 million and 4 million average viewers, respectively.  ABC followed in fifth place with an average audience of just over 2.9 million viewers.