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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 18, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 18, 2008

CBS’s “CSI” and “Flashpoint” were the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Thursday, September 18, 2008.

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was sandwiched between the two, in second place.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 CSI CBS 10,190,000
2 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 9/18(S)-09/18/2008 NBC 10,032,000
3 FLASHPOINT CBS 9,673,000
4 CSI – 8PM SPECIAL(S)-09/18/2008 CBS 7,958,000
5 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES FOX 6,154,000
6 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS THU UNI 6,104,000
7 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 5,924,000
8 HOLE IN WALL THU-8:30P FOX 5,331,000
9 MY NAME IS EARL NBC 5,048,000
10 OFFICE NBC 4,477,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (September 18, 2008 )

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of almost 9.3 million viewers, while FOX took second place with approximately 5.4 million average viewers.  ABC and NBC claimed third and fourth places — with roughly 5.4 million and 5.3 million average viewers, respectively.  Univision and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of almost 4.9 million and 4.2 million viewers, respectively.