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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 30, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 30, 2008

FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (8,841,000) edged past CBS’s “Criminal Minds” (8,702,000) to claim the top spot in Nielsen’s ranking of the top primetime broadcast TV telecasts for Wednesday, July 30, 2008.

CBS’s “CSI: NY” rounded out the top three.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX 8,841,000
2 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 8,702,000
3 CSI: NY CBS 7,785,000
4 PRIMETIME: CRIME ABC 6,284,000
5 GREATEST AMERICAN DOG CBS 5,811,000
6 BABY BORROWERS NBC 5,413,000
7 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 7/30(S)-07/30/2008 NBC 5,187,000
8 SO YOU THINK ENCORE-7/30(S)-07/30/2008 FOX 4,722,000
9 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS WED UNI 4,566,000
10 LAW AND ORDER NBC 4,298,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 30, 2008)

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of 7,433,000 viewers, while FOX took second place with 6,781,000 average viewers. NBC and ABC claimed distant third and fourth places — with 4,966,000 and 4,678,000 average viewers, respectively — while Univision came in fifth with an average audience of 3,786,000.