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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 19, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 19, 2008

Univision’s “Al Diablo Con Guapos” was the top-ranked primetime telecast on broadcast TV for Friday, September 19, 2008, drawing an average of almost 6.8 million viewers.

CBS’s “Numbers” claimed second place, with an average audience of almost 6.4 million, and FOX’s “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” rounded out the top three, drawing an average of almost 6.1 million viewers.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS FRI UNI 6,780,000
2 NUMB3RS CBS 6,352,000
3 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 6,064,000
4 NUMB3RS 9PM CBS 6,050,000
5 20/20-FRI ABC 5,754,000
6 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS-FRI ABC 5,395,000
7 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 5,306,000
8 DATELINE FRI NBC 5,298,000
9 DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS FOX 5,263,000
10 FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN CW 4,083,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (September 19, 2008)

Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of just over 5.9 million viewers, while FOX took second place with almost 5.7 million average viewers.  Univision and ABC claimed third and fourth places — with roughly 5.6 million and 5.5 million average viewers, respectively.  NBC and the CW followed in fifth and sixth places with average audiences of almost 4.6 million and 4.1 million viewers, respectively.