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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 23, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 23, 2008

FOX’s “So You Think You can Dance” claimed the top slot by a tight margin in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for July 23, 2008.  The show drew an audience of 8.5 million viewers Wednesday night.

CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: NY” came in second and third, respectively, with 8.4 million viewers and 7.5 million viewers each.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX 8,599,000
2 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 8,437,000
3 CSI: NY CBS 7,533,000
4 PRIMETIME: CRIME ABC 6,350,000
5 BIG BROTHER 10-WED CBS 6,219,000
6 BABY BORROWERS NBC 4,734,000
7 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS WED UNI 4,633,000
8 LAW AND ORDER NBC 4,569,000
9 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE WED UNI 4,390,000
10 SUPERNANNY ABC 3,905,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 23, 2008)

Overall, FOX (8,599,000 viewers) edged past CBS (7,396,000 viewers) to win the night.  ABC came in third with 4,702,000 viewers, while NBC and Univision claimed fourth and fifth places — with 4,170,000 and 4,164,000 average viewers, respectively.