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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 21, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 21, 2008

CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” “CSI: Miami,” and “Old Christine” claimed three of the top four slots in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for Monday, July 21, 2008.  

“Two and a Half Men” and “CSI: Miami” claimed first and second place, respectively, while “Old Christine” placed fourth.  FOX’s “House” claimed third place.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 9,762,000
2 CSI: MIAMI CBS 8,134,000
3 HOUSE-MON 9P FOX 7,898,000
4 OLD CHRISTINE CBS 7,399,000
5 BONES-MON 8P FOX 6,479,000
6 NASHVILLE STAR NBC 5,847,000
7 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 5,748,000
8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 5,470,000
9 AMERICAN GLADIATORS NBC 5,210,000
10 DATELINE NBC-MON NBC 5,145,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 21, 2008)

Overall, CBS won the night — with an average audience of 7,441,000 viewers.  FOX took second place with 7,188,000 average viewers.  NBC and Univision claimed distant third and fourth places — with 5,401,000 and 4,033,000 average viewers, respectively.  ABC came in fifth with 3,199,000 viewers.