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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 28, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 28, 2008

CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” “CSI: Miami,” and “Old Christine” claimed the top three slots in Nielsen’s ranking of the top primetime broadcast TV telecasts for Monday, July 28, 2008.

FOX’s “House” and “Bones” — ranked fourth and fifth respectively — rounded out the top five.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 9,345,000
2 CSI: MIAMI CBS 8,439,000
3 OLD CHRISTINE CBS 7,502,000
3 HOUSE-MON 9P FOX 7,416,000
3 BONES-MON 8P FOX 6,355,000
6 NASHVILLE STAR NBC 6,095,000
7 DATELINE NBC-MON NBC 5,918,000
7 AMERICAN GLADIATORS NBC 5,412,000
9 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 5,367,000
9 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 5,247,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 28, 2008)

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of 7,390,000 viewers, while FOX took second place with 6,886,000 average viewers. NBC and Univision claimed third and fourth places — with 5,808,000 and 4,032,000 average viewers, respectively — while ABC came in a close fifth with an average audience of 3,303,000.