NBC’s broadcast of the 2008 Beijing Olympics again claimed the top slot in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime telecasts for Monday, August 18, 2008.
CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” and “CSI: Miami” rounded out the top three.
|1||SUM OLYM MON PRIME 2(S)-08/18/2008||NBC||26,374,000|
|2||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||8,162,000|
|5||BIG BANG THEORY, THE||CBS||5,468,000|
|6||HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER||CBS||5,429,000|
|7||AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS MON||UNI||4,486,000|
|8||FUEGO EN LA SANGRE MON||UNI||4,388,000|
|9||ABC MON MOVE-WK-8/18(S)-08/18/2008||ABC||3,140,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (August 18, 2008)|
Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of just under 26.4 million viewers, while CBS took second place with 6.3 million average viewers. Univision and ABC claimed third and fourth places — with just under 3.9 million and 2.8 million average viewers, respectively. FOX followed in fifth place, drawing an average audience of 2.3 million viewers.