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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, August 24, 2008

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

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 13.6/23 household rating/share, 23.64 million viewers and a 6.9/19 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 14.9/26 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 26.41M Viewers [#1]
    • 8.8/24 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 p.m: 2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime (9.4/18 HH rating/share, 15.57M viewers, 4.1/14 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m: 2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime (14.9/24 HH rating/share, 26.21M viewers, 7.4/20 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m: 2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime (16.3/25 HH rating/share, 29.26M viewers, 8.8/22 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m: 2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime (13.8/23 HH rating/share, 23.52M viewers, 7.2/18 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (2008 Summer Olympics Sunday-Primetime – 7-11:42pm):
      • Households – 16.0/27
      • Viewers – 27.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 9.2/16

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 3.8/6 household rating/share and 5.60 million viewers and was tied for second place among adults 18-49 with a 1.5/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week
    • 3.6/6 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 5.50M Viewers [#2]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 p.m.: A repeat of 60 Minutes (4.4/8 HH rating/share, 6.58M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: Big Brother (4.0/7 HH rating/share, 6.21M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (THUR, 8/21/2008):
      • Households – 4.0/7 to 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 6.17M to 6.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7 to 2.1/6
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/6 to 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 5.53M to 6.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 2.1/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Million Dollar Password (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 3.90M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Cold Case (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 5.76M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for CBS.

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 2.9/5 household rating/share and 4.53 million viewers, but managed a tie for second place among adults 18-49 with a 1.5/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.6/4 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 4.10M Viewers [#3]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: A repeat of America’s Funniest Home Videos (3.1/6 HH rating/share, 5.09M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 4.93M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Desperate Housewives (2.1/4 HH rating/share, 3.21M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 1.9/3 household rating/share, 2.84 million viewers and a 1.2/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.8/3 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 2.69M Viewers [#4]
    • 1.2/3 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • Note: Some household rating/share data for specific shows was not available this evening for Fox.
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of ‘Til Death (1.96M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of The Simpsons (3.64M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: A repeat of Family Guy (4.30M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2.59M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share) closed the evening for Fox.

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.6/1 household rating/share, 0.79 million viewers and a 0.3/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.5/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 0.69M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.3/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • Note: Household rating/share data for specific shows was not available this evening for The CW.
  • 7:00 p.m.: A repeat of One Tree Hill (670,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of Everybody Hates Chris (627,000 viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: And that was followed by back-to-back repeats of The Game (1.08M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share) that closed 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 “2008 Summer Olympics-Primetime” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, August 31, 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.

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