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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 29, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 29, 2008

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” again claimed the top Tuesday night slot by a wide margin.  The telecast, which drew an audience of 13.8 million viewers, placed first in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for July 29, 2008.

ABC’s “Wipeout” and CBS’s “NCIS” were again ranked second and third, respectively, with 9.6 million viewers and 8.5 million viewers each.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC 13,846,000
2 WIPEOUT ABC 9,699,000
3 NCIS CBS 8,501,000
4 PRIMETIME: LAST LECTURE 2(S)-07/29/2008 ABC 7,653,000
5 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD NBC 7,533,000
6 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 7,206,000
7 BIG BROTHER 10-TUE CBS 6,079,000
8 I SURVED-JAPANESE GM SHOW ABC 5,664,000
9 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 5,269,000
10 HOUSE FOX 5,242,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 29, 2008)

Overall, NBC won the night — with an average audience of 9,565,000 viewers, while ABC took second place with 7,694,000 average viewers.  CBS came in third with 6,616,000 viewers, and FOX trailed distantly in fourth place with 4,362,000 viewers.