NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” and “America’s Toughest Jobs” were the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Monday, September 1, 2008.
CBS’s special edition of “Two and a Half Men” was sandwiched between the two, in second place.
CBS’s coverage of Hurricane Gustav also made the top ten.
|1||DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON||NBC||10,964,000|
|2||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SPC(S)-09/01/2008||CBS||7,834,000|
|3||AMERICA’S TOUGHEST JOBS||NBC||7,139,000|
|6||AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS MON||UNI||5,531,000|
|7||FUEGO EN LA SANGRE MON||UNI||5,163,000|
|8||HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-SPC(S)-09/01/2008||CBS||4,748,000|
|9||BIG BANG THEORY, THE-SPCL(S)-09/01/2008||CBS||4,737,000|
|10||CBS NEWS SP:GUSTAV-R.CONV(S)-09/01/2008||CBS||4,019,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (September 1, 2008)|
Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of just over 9 million viewers, while FOX took second place with 6.5 million average viewers. CBS and Univision claimed third and fourth places — with more than 5.2 million and 4.5 million average viewers, respectively. ABC followed in fifth place with an average audience of slightly less than 2.5 million viewers.