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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 15, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 15, 2008

CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” and “CSI: Miami” were the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Monday, September 15, 2008.

NBC’s “Deal Or No Deal” was sandwiched between the two, in second place.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 9,975,000
2 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON NBC 8,874,000
3 CSI: MIAMI CBS 7,714,000
4 OLD CHRISTINE CBS 7,416,000
5 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 5,942,000
6 PRISON BREAK FOX 5,786,000
7 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS MON UNI 5,654,000
8 TERMINATOR: SRH CNR CHRON FOX 5,564,000
9 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 5,402,000
10 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE MON UNI 5,394,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (September 15, 2008)

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of almost 7.4 million viewers, while NBC took second place with just over 6 million average viewers.  FOX and ABC claimed third and fourth places — with more than 5.6 million and 4.7 million average viewers, respectively.  Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places, respectively, with average audiences of just over 4.4 million and 3.5 million viewers.