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Primetime Broadcast Ratings August 7, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings August 7, 2008

FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” claimed the top slot by a wide margin in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for Thursday, August 7, 2008. 

The telecast drew an audience of 9.69 million viewers, while NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and CBS’s “Flashpoint” were ranked second and third, respectively, with 7.56 million viewers and 6.25 million viewers each.

CBS’s “CSI” and “Big Brother” also made the top five.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU FOX 9,693,000
2 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 8/7(S)-08/07/2008 NBC 7,567,000
3 FLASHPOINT CBS 6,256,000
4 CSI CBS 6,095,000
5 BIG BROTHER 10-THU CBS 5,528,000
6 HOPKINS ABC 4,924,000
7 LAST COMIC STANDING 6 NBC 4,557,000
8 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS THU UNI 4,442,000
9 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE THU UNI 4,393,000
10 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 3,521,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (August 7, 2008)

Overall, FOX won the night with an average audience of 9,693,000 viewers.  NBC edged past CBS to take second place with 6,062,000 average viewers to CBS’s 5,959,000.  ABC and Univision claimed fourth and fifth places — with 3,980,000 and 3,892,000 average viewers, respectively.