For the second Friday in a row, CBS’s “Numbers” and “Ghost Whisperer” were, respectively, the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV.
NBC’s “Dateline” was again sandwiched between the two, in second place. The network’s back-to-back telecasts of “Most Outrageous Moments,” which claimed the 5th and 10th spots, also made the top ten.
|5||MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 830P||NBC||4,155,000|
|7||FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN||CW||4,020,000|
|8||AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS FRI||UNI||3,839,000|
|9||FUEGO EN LA SANGRE FRI||UNI||3,530,000|
|10||MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 8P||NBC||3,519,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (August 1, 2008)|
Overall, CBS won the night with an average audience of 5,079,000 viewers, while NBC took second place with 4,983,000 average viewers. The CW and ABC claimed distant third and fourth places — with 4,020,000 and 3,653,000 average viewers, respectively. Unvision and FOX came in fifth and sixth with average audiences of 3,262,000 and 2,537,000, respectively.