For the second night in a row, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” claimed the top spot in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs.
The telecast drew an average audience of 10.3 million viewers, while CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and FOX’s special presentation of “Bones” were ranked second and third, respectively, with 6.9 million and almost 6.1 million average viewers each.
Coverage of the third night of the Democratic National Convention on NBC, CBS, and ABC also made the top ten.
|1||AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-WED||NBC||10,344,000|
|3||BONES SP-8/27 9P(S)-08/27/2008||FOX||6,056,000|
|4||GREATEST AMERICAN DOG||CBS||5,683,000|
|5||BONES SP-8/27 8P(S)-08/27/2008||FOX||5,639,000|
|6||DECISION ’08 DEM CONV WED(S)-08/27/2008||NBC||5,464,000|
|7||AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS WED||UNI||4,985,000|
|8||FUEGO EN LA SANGRE WED||UNI||4,930,000|
|9||CAMPAIGN 2008-DEM CONV-WE(S)-08/27/2008||CBS||3,535,000|
|10||VOTE2008:DEM NAT CONV-WED(S)-08/27/2008||ABC||3,483,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (August 27, 2008)|
Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of nearly 8.7 million viewers, while FOX took second place with 5.8 million average viewers. CBS and Univision claimed third and fourth places — with just over 5.3 million and 4.3 million average viewers, respectively. ABC followed in fifth place with an average audience of almost 3.3 million viewers.