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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 19.0/30 household rating/share, 32.01 million viewers and a 11.1/30 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.4/11 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 10.34M viewers [#1]
    • 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: 2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime (16.2/27 HH rating/share, 26.59M viewers, 8.4/26 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: 2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime (17.9/28 HH rating/share, 30.47M viewers, 10.3/26 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (America’s Got Talent – 9-11pm):
      • Households – 7.7/13
      • Viewers – 12.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: 2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime (22.8/36 HH rating/share, 38.97M viewers, 14.5/36 A18-49 rating/share).

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.1/6 household rating/share, 6.00 million viewers and a 1.6/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.7/8 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 7.01M viewers [#2]
    • 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of NCIS (4.9/8 HH rating/share, 7.24M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Big Brother 10 (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.51M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (SUN, 8/10/2008):
      • Households – 3.4/5 to 4.3/7
      • Viewers – 5.40M to 6.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.4/6
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.2/7 to 4.3/7
      • Viewers – 6.44M to 6.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.4/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Without A Trace (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.26M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share.

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 2.9/5 household rating/share, 4.43 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.3/6 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 5.43M viewers [#3]
    • 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Wipeout (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.90M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Wipeout: Special):
      • Households – 4.3/8
      • Viewers – 7.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/9
  • 9:00 (9:02) p.m.: Wanna Bet (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.75M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (MON: 8/4/2008):
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 2.3/4
      • Viewers – 2.78M to 3.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 1.4/4
  • 10:00 p.m.: The premiere of Primetime: Medical Mysteries (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.65M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (I Survived A Japanese Game Show – season/series? finale – 9-11pm):
      • Households – 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 4.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.2/4 household rating/share, 3.20 million viewers and a 1.2/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.2/6 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 4.80M viewers [#4]
    • 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of House (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.66M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2.0/3 HH rating/share, 2.74M viewers, 1.0/2 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.6/1 household rating/share, 0.97M viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.7/1 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 1.02M viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Beauty and the Geek (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 858,000 viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Reaper (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.08M 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 “2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, August 19, 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.