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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 31, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 31, 2008

FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” claimed the top spot in Nielsen’s ranking of the top primetime broadcast TV telecasts for Thursday, July 31, 2008 — beating out CBS’s “CSI” and “Flashpoint,” which placed second and third, respectively.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU FOX 8,694,000
2 CSI CBS 8,033,000
3 FLASHPOINT CBS 7,677,000
4 BIG BROTHER 10-THU CBS 6,392,000
5 DON’T FORGET LYRICS 7/31(S)-07/31/2008 FOX 5,895,000
6 HOPKINS ABC 5,578,000
7 LAST COMIC STANDING 6 NBC 5,016,000
8 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE THU UNI 4,717,000
9 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS THU UNI 4,467,000
10 FEAR ITSELF NBC 3,856,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (July 31, 2008)

Overall, CBS (7,369,000 viewers) edged past FOX (7,306,000 viewers) to win the night.  NBC and ABC claimed distant third and fourth places — with 4,629,000 and 4,225,000 average viewers, respectively.  Univision came in fifth with an average audience of 4,168,000.