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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 9, 2008
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Primetime Broadcast Ratings, September 9, 2008

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and “Law and Order: SVU” were the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Tuesday, September 9, 2008.

The season premiere of FOX’s “Fringe” was sandwiched between the two, in second place.

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC 11,612,000
2 FRINGE FOX 9,132,000
3 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 7,612,000
4 WIPEOUT ABC 7,257,000
5 BIG BROTHER 10-TUE CBS 6,981,000
6 WIPEOUT SP-9/9(S)-09/09/2008 ABC 6,972,000
7 PRIMETIME: MED MYST-9/9(S)-09/09/2008 ABC 6,734,000
8 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS TUE UNI 5,665,000
9 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE TUE UNI 5,119,000
10 FASHION ROCKS!(S)-09/09/2008 CBS 5,040,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (September 9, 2008)

Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of almost 10.3 million viewers, while FOX took second place with almost 8.1 million average viewers.  ABC and CBS claimed third and fourth places — with more than 6.9 million and 5.6 million average viewers, respectively.  Univision followed in fifth place, with an average audience of almost 4.8 million viewers.