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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 18, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 18, 2008

CBS’s “Flashpoint” and “Numbers” were the top two primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Wednesday, July 18, 2008.  NBC’s “Dateline” claimed third place.

NBC’s back-to-back telecasts of “Most outrageous Moments,” ranked 8th and 9th, also made the top ten.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 FLASHPOINT CBS 7,115,000
2 NUMB3RS 9PM CBS 6,440,000
3 DATELINE FRI NBC 5,753,000
4 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 5,500,000
5 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS-FRI ABC 4,818,000
6 20/20-FRI ABC 4,639,000
7 FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN CW 4,339,000
8 MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 8P NBC 4,062,000
9 MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 830P NBC 3,912,000
10 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS FRI UNI 3,883,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 18, 2008)

Overall, CBS won the night — with an average audience of 6,352,000 viewers, while NBC took second place with 5,163,000 average viewers.  The CW and ABC claimed distant third and fourth places — with 4,339,000 and 4,245,000 average viewers, respectively.