NBC’s broadcast of the 2008 Beijing Olympics again claimed the top slot in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime telecasts for Thursday, August 14, 2008.
CBS’s “Flashpoint” and “Big Brother” rounded out the top three.
|1||SUM OLYM THU PRIME 1(S)-08/14/2008||NBC||29,708,000|
|3||BIG BROTHER 10-THU||CBS||5,864,000|
|5||AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS THU||UNI||4,678,000|
|6||FUEGO EN LA SANGRE THU||UNI||4,345,000|
|7||GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM||ABC||3,490,000|
|8||ROSA DE GUADALUPE THU||UNI||3,430,000|
|9||SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER||FOX||3,378,000|
|10||NFL ON FOX PRESEASON 1(S)-08/14/2008||FOX||3,163,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (August 14, 2008)|
Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of just over 29.7 million viewers, while CBS took second place with 5.8 million average viewers. Univision and FOX claimed third and fourth places — with 4.2 million and 3.2 million average viewers, respectively. FOX followed in fifth place with an average audience of just under 3 million.