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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 17, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 17, 2008

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was the top-ranked primetime telecast on broadcast TV for Wednesday, September 17, 2008, drawing an average of just over 12.2 million viewers.

FOX’s “Bones” claimed second place, with an average audience of just over 9.8 million, and CBS’s “Criminal Minds” rounded out the top three, drawing an average of almost 8.7 million viewers.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-WED NBC 12,235,000
2 BONES FOX 9,844,000
3 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 8,722,000
4 CSI: NY CBS 8,101,000
5 LAW AND ORDR:CRIM INT9/17(S)-09/17/2008 NBC 7,025,000
6 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS WED UNI 5,875,000
7 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE WED UNI 5,097,000
8 TIL DEATH FOX 4,891,000
9 OLD CHRISTINE 8:30PM SP(S)-09/17/2008 CBS 4,591,000
10 OLD CHRISTINE – 8PM SP(S)-09/17/2008 CBS 4,384,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (September 17, 2008)

Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of almost 10.5 million viewers, while FOX took second place with approximately 7.2 million average viewers.  CBS and Univision claimed third and fourth places — with roughly 7.1 million and 4.7 million average viewers, respectively.  ABC and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of just over 4 million and 3 million viewers, respectively.