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Primetime Broadcast Ratings August 5, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings August 5, 2008

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” again claimed the top Tuesday night slot by a wide margin.  The telecast, which drew an audience of 12.6 million viewers, placed first in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for August 5, 2008.

CBS’s “NCIS” and ABC’s “Wipeout” were again ranked second and third, respectively, with 8.7 million viewers and 7.3 million viewers each.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC 12,611,000
2 NCIS CBS 8,703,000
3 WIPEOUT ABC 7,337,000
4 BIG BROTHER 10-TUE CBS 6,445,000
5 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD NBC 6,121,000
6 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 5,929,000
7 HOUSE FOX 5,558,000
8 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS TUE UNI 4,767,000
9 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE TUE UNI 4,692,000
10 I SURVED-JAPANESE GM SHOW ABC 4,541,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (August 5, 2008)

Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of 10,448,000 viewers, while CBS took second place with 7,026,000 average viewers.  ABC and FOX claimed third and fourth places — with 5,489,000 and 4,824,000 average viewers, respectively.  Univision followed in fifth place with an average audience of 4,108,000.