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Primetime Broadcast Ratings August 4, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings August 4, 2008

CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” “CSI: Miami,” “Old Christine,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “The Big Bang Theory” claimed the top five slots in Nielsen’s ranking of the top primetime broadcast TV programs for Monday, August 4.

FOX’s tenth annual “Teen Choice Awards” also made the top ten.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 9,979,000
2 CSI: MIAMI CBS 7,891,000
3 OLD CHRISTINE CBS 7,599,000
4 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 6,362,000
5 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 6,299,000
6 NASHVILLE STAR NBC 6,212,000
7 AMERICAN GLADIATORS NBC 5,435,000
8 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE MON UNI 4,844,000
9 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS MON UNI 4,559,000
10 2008 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS(S)-08/04/2008 FOX 4,436,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (August 4, 2008)

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of 7,670,000 viewers, while NBC took second place with 5,694,000 average viewers.  FOX and Univision claimed third and fourth places — with 4,436,000 and 4,177,000 average viewers, respectively.  ABC followed distantly in fifth place with an average audience of 2,872,000.