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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, August 9, 2008

Note: Due to the unavailability of the fast nationals last week, “Last Week” numbers are based on the final national numbers.

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 13.4/25 household rating/share, 22.92 million viewers and a 7.3/25 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.7/3 HH rating [#4]
    • 2.57M viewers [#4]
    • 0.8/3 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: XXIX Summer Olympics-Primetime (10.4/22 HH rating/share, 17.13M viewers, 5.1/20 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: XXIX Summer Olympics-Primetime (12.1/24 HH rating/share, 20.72M viewers, 6.3/23 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: XXIX Summer Olympics-Primetime (12.5/23 HH rating/share, 21.57M viewers, 6.6/23 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: XXIX Summer Olympics-Primetime (13.3/24 HH rating/share, 23.01M viewers, 7.3/24 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (WWE Saturday Night Main Event – 9-10pm):
      • Households – 1.4/3
      • Viewers – 2.35M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.8/3
  • 10:00 p.m.: XXIX Summer Olympics-Primetime (16.4/30 HH rating/share, 28.36M viewers, 9.4/29 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:30 p.m.: XXIX Summer Olympics-Primetime (15.5/29 HH rating/share, 26.73M viewers, 9.1/29 A18-49 rating/share).

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 3.0/6 household rating/share and 4.44 million viewers, but fell to third place among adults 18-49 with a 1.1/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.6/5 HH rating [#2]
    • 3.67M viewers [#2]
    • 0.7/3 A18-49 [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of The Unit (2.4/5 HH rating/share, 3.56M viewers, 0.9/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of 48 Hours Mystery (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 4.89M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 2.6/5 household rating/share and 4.04 million viewers, but managed a slightly stronger second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.0/6 HH rating [#1]
    • 4.52M viewers [#1]
    • 1.4/6 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00p.m.: A repeat of Cops (2.2/5 HH rating/share, 3.36M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Cops):
      • Households – 2.7/6
      • Viewers – 4.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/6
  • 8:30p.m.: Another repeat of Cops (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 4.06M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Cops-REPEAT):
      • Households – 3.1/7
      • Viewers – 4.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.36M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/6 to 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 4.55M to 4.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.4/4

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 1.8/3 household rating/share, 2.90 million viewers and a 0.9/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.0/4 HH rating [#3]
    • 3.25M viewers [#3]
    • 1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m: A repeat of the film Shark Tale (2.0/4 HH rating/share, 3.22M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m: A repeat of Eli Stone (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.26M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

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 “XXIX Summer Olympics-Primetime” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, August 16, 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.