Monday, May 3, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 24, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, but note that DVR ratings were not available.

Broadcast ratings:
ProgramHHA18-49A25-54Viewers
(millions)
20/202.9/51.1/41.4/43.844
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED 2.7/51.5/51.7/54.171
BEIJING CLOSING PARTY 12.3/216.2/177.2/1820.577
BIG BROTHER-SUN 3.9/62.2/62.8/76.040
BIG BROTHER-THURS 4.0/72.1/72.7/86.167
BIG BROTHER-TUES 3.9/62.1/62.6/66.117
FLASHPOINT 4.9/81.9/52.5/67.208
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN 2.1/41.2/41.3/43.617
GREATEST AMERICAN DOG 3.2/51.3/41.7/54.993
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: GET IN THE PICTURE-MON 1.4/20.5/20.7/22.017
MOVIE: BEWITCHED-MON 2.2/31.0/31.1/33.140
NFL: 49ERS/BEARS-THU3.2/61.6/51.7/54.606
NFL: STEELERS/VIKINGS 2.8/51.3/51.5/54.292
NFL: TEXANS/COWBOYS-FRI 3.2/61.6/61.9/64.825
PRIMETIME: CRIME 2.9/51.4/41.7/44.086
PRIMETIME: MEDICAL MYSTERIES 3.0/51.5/41.7/44.376
SUMMER OLYMPICS MONDAY 15.8/268.9/2410.1/2526.374
SUMMER OLYMPICS TUESDAY 16.3/279.1/2610.4/2726.629
SUMMER OLYMPICS WEDNESDAY 15.2/268.4/259.8/2624.755
SUMMER OLYMPICS THURSDAY 13.8/237.3/228.6/2322.438
SUMMER OLYMPICS FRIDAY 10.7/195.5/186.6/1917.876
SUMMER OLYMPICS SATURDAY 10.3/195.1/166.1/1716.756
SUMMER OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY 15.5/258.2/219.7/2327.834

Cable ratings:
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
18-49
THE CLOSERTNT6.4451.4/4
CHEETAH GIRLS: ONE WORLD-FRIDISNEY6.1769.8
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENTUSA5.1501.6/4
NASCAR SPRINT CUPESPN4.9971.7
WWE ENTERTAINMENTUSA4.9661.8/5
WWE ENTERTAINMENTUSA4.7631.8/5
SPONGEBOB: THE MOVIENICK4.690-
MONKUSA4.577-
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK3.977-
PSYCHUSA3.956-
SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGERABC FAMILY3.9091.4/4
HANNAH MONTANA-FRIDISNEY3.901-
BURN NOTICEUSA3.8641.3/3
SAVING GRACEUSA3.7791.0/3
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK3.729-
CHEETAH GIRLS: ONE WORLD-SATDISNEY3.680-
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK3.621-
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK3.546-
NFL: BROWNS/GIANTS-MONESPN3.5341.5/4
SPONGEBOB-MONNICK3.501-
THE HILLSMTV3.4832.0/5
HANNAH MONTANADISNEY3.443-
LOTR: RETURN OF THE KINGTNT3.3481.6
WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACEDISNEY3.285-
PROJECT RUNWAYBRAVO3.2021.7/4
BACK AT THE BARNYARDNICK3.197-
5 AT 5NICK3.158-
DEAR PRUDENCEHALLMARK2.7-
GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONALSCI-FI2.30.9/2
AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREWMTV1.890.9/2
SHEAR GENIUSBRAVO1.6710.8/2
BUSTEDMTV1.6-
BALDWIN HILLSBET1.6-
MAD MENAMC1.473-
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELSA&E1.070.5/1
NEW YORK GOES HOLLYWOODVH11.070.4/1
WEEDSSHOWTIME0.880.5/1
KUNG FU KILLER PART 2SPIKE0.860.3/1
THE CHO SHOWVH10.557-
HARD KNOCKSHBO0.350.2/1
GLAM GOD WITH VIVICA A. FOXVH10.343-
  • Rating in red denotes a Tweens 9-14 rating instead of an Adults 18-49 rating
  • Shows with 18-49 data available, but no viewership:
    • House of Payne (TBS, 9pm) - 0.8/2
    • House of Payne (TBS, 9:30pm) - 0.9/2
    • House of Payne (TBS, 10pm) - 0.9/2
    • House of Payne (TBS, 10:30pm) - 0.9/2
    • Eureka (Sci-Fi) - 0.9/2
    • Making the Band (MTV) - 0.7/2
  • No ratings data available for 
    • The Middleman (ABC Family)
    • Generation Kill (HBO)
    • Stargate: Atlantis (Sci-Fi)
    • I Love Money (VH1)
Source: Nielsen Media Research via The Futon Critic, Media Life Magazine, Variety, and The Associated Press

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