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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, August 7, 2008

Click more to read my full analysis of the night’s ratings.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 6.1/11 household rating/share, 9.91 million viewers and a 3.4/11 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.6/8 HH rating [#2]
    • 7.15M viewers [#2]
    • 2.3/7 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The two-hour season finale of So You Think You Can Dance? (6.1/11 HH rating/share, 9.91M viewers, 3.4/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9-10pm):
      • Households – 5.5/9 to 6.1/11
      • Viewers – 8.69M to 9.91M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/9 to 3.4/11
    • Last week’s numbers (Don’t Forget the Lyrics!):
      • Households – 3.7/7
      • Viewers – 5.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.6/8 household rating/share, but was third among both viewers (6.75 million) and adults 18-49 (1.9/6 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 4.9/9 HH rating [#1]
    • 7.34M viewers [#1]
    • 2.0/6 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Big Brother 10 (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 6.18M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (TUES, 8/5/2008 – 9pm):
      • Households – 4.2/7 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 6.44M to 6.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.1/7
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.2/8 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 6.39M to 6.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/8 to 2.1/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 6.91M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share.
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Flashpoint (4.9/9 HH rating/share, 7.17M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 4.9/9
      • Viewers – 7.68M to 7.17M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.1/6

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.5/8 household rating/share, but was second among both viewers (7.18 million viewers) and adults 18-49 (2.3/7 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 3.0/5 HH rating [#t3]
    • 4.63M viewers [#3]
    • 1.7/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The sixth season, or perhaps series, finale of Last Comic Standing (3.7/7 HH rating/share, 5.79M viewers, 2.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/6 to 3.7/7
      • Viewers – 5.02M to 5.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 2.0/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: America’s Got Talent (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.57M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).  The series returns on August 26th after the Olympics conclude.
    • Last week’s numbers (Fear Itself – 10pm):
      • Households – 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 3.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.2/6 household rating/share, 4.54 million viewers and a 1.4/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.0/5 HH rating [#t3]
    • 4.29M viewers [#4]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Ugly Betty (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.29M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Grey’s Anatomy (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.01M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The season, or perhaps series, finale of Hopkins (3.8/7 HH rating/share, 5.34M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/7 to 3.8/7
      • Viewers – 5.58M to 5.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.7/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.2/2 household rating/share, 1.82 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.1/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.76M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Smallville (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.87M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Supernatural (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.78M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for The CW.
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 “So You Think You Can Dance?” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, August 14, 2008. Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

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