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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A complete breakdown of the night’s ratings follows after the jump.

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 6.4/11 household rating/share, 10.34 million viewers and a 2.8/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.9/10 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 9.51M viewers [#1]
    • 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Celebrity Family Feud (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.18M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Celebrity Family Feud – season/series? finale):
      • Households – 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 7.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: A two-hour edition of America’s Got Talent (7.6/12 HH rating/share, 12.42M viewers, 3.5/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9-10pm):
      • Households – 8.1/13 to 7.6/12
      • Viewers – 13.85M to 12.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 3.5/10

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.7/8 household rating/share and 7.01 million viewers, but was tied for second place among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.5/8 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 6.68M viewers [#3]
    • 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of NCIS (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 8.76M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Big Brother 10 (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 6.42M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (SUN, 8/3/2008):
      • Households – 4.3/8 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.61M to 6.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.4/7
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/6 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.08M to 6.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.4/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Without A Trace (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 5.86M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share.

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.3/6 household rating/share and 5.43 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.1/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.6/8 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 7.70M viewers [#2]
    • 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A clip show of Wipeout (4.3/8 HH rating/share, 7.30M viewers, 2.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Wipeout):
      • Households – 5.2/9
      • Viewers – 9.70M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/11
  • 9:00 (9:01) p.m.: The two-hour season, or perhaps series, finale of I Survived a Japanese Game Show (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.50M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9:01-10pm):
      • Households – 3.3/5 to 2.8/8
      • Viewers – 5.66M to 4.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 1.8/5
    • Last week’s numbers (Primetime Special: The Last Lecture a Celebration of Life – 10pm):
      • Households – 5.2/9
      • Viewers – 7.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.2/6 household rating/share and 4.80 million viewers, but managed a third place tie among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.0/5 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 4.37M viewers [#4]
    • 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Kitchen Nightmares (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 4.06M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of House (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 5.53M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.7/1 household rating/share, 1.02M viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/1 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.22M viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Beauty and the Geek (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 965,000 viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Reaper (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.07M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating.
GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonight’s episode of “America’s Got Talent” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, August 12, 2008. Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PIFeedback and Zap2It.