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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 17, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 17, 2008

CBS’s “CSI” was the number one primetime broadcast telecast for Thursday, July 17, 2008.  But FOX dominated the top three with “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader,” which claimed the second and third slots, respectively.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 CSI CBS 8,919,000
2 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU FOX 8,396,000
3 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 7,687,000
4 GREATEST AMERICAN DOG CBS 6,971,000
5 HOPKINS ABC 6,008,000
6 SWINGTOWN CBS 5,325,000
7 PREMIOS JUVENTUD 08 7/17(S)-07/17/2008 UNI 5,198,000
8 LAST COMIC STANDING 6 NBC 4,492,000
9 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 3,350,000
10 UGLY BETTY ABC 3,217,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 17, 2008)

Overall, FOX won the night — with an average audience of 8,042,000 viewers, while CBS took second place with 7,141,000 average viewers.  Univision and ABC claimed third and fourth places — with 5,198,000 and 4,192,000 average viewers, respectively.  NBC trailed distantly in fifth place with 3,971,000 average viewers.