NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” and “America’s Toughest Jobs” were, respectively, the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Monday, August 25, 2008.
CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” was sandwiched between the two, in second place.
NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention also made the top ten.
|1||DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON||NBC||10,999,000|
|2||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||9,030,000|
|3||AMERICA’S TOUGHEST JOBS||NBC||7,298,000|
|5||HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER||CBS||5,545,000|
|6||BIG BANG THEORY, THE||CBS||5,481,000|
|7||AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS MON||UNI||5,342,000|
|8||FUEGO EN LA SANGRE MON||UNI||5,167,000|
|9||DECISION ’08 DEM CONV MON(S)-08/25/2008||NBC||4,706,000|
|10||PRISON BREAK SP-8/25 9P(S)-08/25/2008||FOX||4,288,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (August 25, 2008)|
Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of just under 7.7 million viewers, while CBS took second place with nearly 5.6 million average viewers. Univision and FOX claimed third and fourth places — with 4.6 million and 4 million average viewers, respectively. ABC followed in fifth place with an average audience of just over 2.9 million viewers.