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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 25, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 25, 2008

CBS’s “Numbers” and “Ghost Whisperer” were, respectively, the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Friday, July 25, 2008.

NBC’s “Dateline” was sandwiched between the two, in second place.  The network’s back-to-back telecasts of “Most Outrageous Moments,” which claimed the 6th and 9th spots, also made the top ten.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 NUMB3RS 9PM CBS 6,208,000
2 DATELINE FRI NBC 6,120,000
3 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 5,166,000
4 20/20-FRI ABC 4,686,000
5 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS-FRI ABC 4,640,000
6 MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 830P NBC 4,362,000
7 SWINGTOWN CBS 4,198,000
8 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS FRI UNI 4,172,000
9 MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 8P NBC 3,968,000
10 FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN CW 3,925,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 25, 2008)

Overall, FOX won the night with an average audience of 7,901,000 viewers, while CBS took second place with 6,780,000 average viewers.  ABC and NBC claimed distant third and fourth places — with 4,053,000 and 3,899,000 average viewers, respectively — while Unvision came in a close fifth with an average audience of 3,717,000.