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Primetime Broadcast Ratings August 6, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings August 6, 2008

CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: NY” were, respectively, the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Wednesday, August 6, 2008.

FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” was sandwiched between the two, in second place. 

ABC’s special presentation, “Primetime: China Inside Out,” also made the top ten.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9,109,000
2 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX 8,960,000
3 CSI: NY CBS 7,028,000
4 GREATEST AMERICAN DOG CBS 5,890,000
5 PRIMETIME:CHINA IN-OUT(S)-08/06/2008 ABC 5,367,000
6 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 8/6(S)-08/06/2008 NBC 5,170,000
7 LAW AND ORDER NBC 4,781,000
8 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS WED UNI 4,625,000
9 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE WED UNI 4,614,000
10 SUPERNANNY ABC 4,169,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (August 6, 2008)

Overall, FOX won the night with an average audience of 8,960,000 viewers, while CBS took second place with 7,342,000 average viewers.  ABC and NBC claimed third and fourth places — with 4,568,000 and 4,431,000 average viewers, respectively.  Univision followed in fifth place with an average audience of 4,034,000.