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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 15.7/25 household rating/share, 25.44 million viewers and a 8.4/23 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 19.0/30 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 32.01M viewers [#1]
    • 11.1/30 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: 2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime (12.8/21 HH rating/share, 20.90M viewers, 6.3/19 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: 2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime (16.8/26 HH rating/share, 26.96M viewers, 8.8/23 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime (17.6/29 HH rating/share, 28.48M viewers, 10.3/28 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime – 8-12:19am):
      • Households – 19.9/34
      • Viewers – 34.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 12.4/34

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.2/7 household rating/share, 6.14 million viewers and was tied for second place among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.1/6 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 6.00M viewers [#2]
    • 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of NCIS (5.2/9 HH rating/share, 7.60M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Big Brother 10 (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.24M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (SUN, 8/17/2008):
      • Households – 3.5/6 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 5.53M to 6.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.2/6
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.2/6 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 6.36M to 6.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.2/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Without A Trace (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 4.58M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share.

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 2.7/4 household rating/share, 4.27 million viewers and was tied for second place among adults 18-49 with a 1.6/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.9/5 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 4.43M viewers [#3]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Wipeout (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 5.24M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: That was followed by a repeat of Wanna Bet (2.0/3 HH rating/share, 3.19M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Wanna Bet?):
      • Households – 2.2/3
      • Viewers – 3.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/3
  • 10:00 p.m.: Primetime: Medical Mysteries (3.0/5 HH rating/share, 4.37M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/5 to 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 4.67M to 4.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.5/4

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.2/3 household rating/share, 3.09 million viewers and a 1.1/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.2/4 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 3.20M viewers [#4]
    • 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of House (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.30M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2.0/3 HH rating/share, 2.88M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.6/1 household rating/share, 0.77M viewers and a 0.3/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.6/1 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 0.97M 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, 741,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Reaper (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 806,000 viewers, 0.3/1 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 26, 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.