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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 24, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 24, 2008

FOX’s “So You Think You can Dance” claimed the top slot — for the second night in a row — in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for Thursday, July 24, 2008. 

CBS’s “CSI” edged past FOX’s “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” to secure second place.  “CSI” drew 7.5 million viewers Thursday night, while “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” drew 7.4 million viewers.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU FOX 8,377,000
2 CSI CBS 7,561,000
3 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 7,417,000
4 FLASHPOINT CBS 6,695,000
5 GREATEST AMERICAN DOG CBS 6,068,000
6 HOPKINS ABC 5,316,000
7 LAST COMIC STANDING 6 NBC 4,252,000
8 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE THU UNI 4,121,000
9 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS THU UNI 3,937,000
10 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 3,597,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 24, 2008)

Overall, FOX won the night with 7,901,000 average viewers, followed by CBS (6,780,000 viewers).  ABC came in third with 4,053,000 viewers, while NBC and Univision claimed fourth and fifth places — with 3,899,000 and 3,717,000 average viewers, respectively.