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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 2, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 2, 2008

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” claimed the top spot in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for Tuesday, September 2.

The telecast drew an average audience of almost 10.8 million viewers, while CBS’s “NCIS” and FOX’s “House” were ranked second and third, respectively, with just under 8.2 million and almost 7.8 million average viewers each.

Coverage of the second night of the Republican National Convention on NBC also made the top ten.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC 10,772,000
2 NCIS CBS 8,168,000
3 HOUSE FOX 7,753,000
4 BIG BROTHER 10-TUE CBS 6,456,000
5 WIPEOUT ABC 5,839,000
6 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS TUE UNI 5,834,000
7 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE TUE UNI 5,468,000
8 HOUSE-TUE 8P FOX 4,964,000
9 90210 CW 4,651,000
10 DECISION ’08 REP CONV TUE(S)-09/02/2008 NBC 4,509,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (September 2, 2008)

Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of just over 8.6 million viewers, while FOX took second place with almost 6.4 million average viewers. CBS and Univision claimed third and fourth places — with more than 5.8 million and 4.9 million average viewers, respectively. The CW and ABC followed in fifth and sixth places, respectively, with average audiences of just over 4.6 million and 4.2 million viewers.