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Nielsen Ratings Saturday August 9, 2008: Olympics Torch Everything Else

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August 10th, 2008

Scoreboard NBC CBS FOX ABC
Total Viewers (million) 24.10 4.44 4.04 2.90
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 7.7/26 1.1/4 1.3/5 0.9/3

No surprises at this point, the Olympics dominated as noted elsewhere. The only thing that was on broadcast television that wasn't a repeate was America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back.

Here is the half hourly data via Marc Berman's site. The 10pm-11pm was the best hour for NBC averaging more than 27 million viewers and a 9.3/29 (rating/share) among 18-49 year olds.

Time Net Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share
8:00 NBC XXIX Summer Olympics 17.13 5.1/20
CBS The Unit (R) 3.56 0.9/4
FOX COPS (R) 3.36 1.1/4
ABC Movie: Shark's Tale (R) 3.01 0.9/4
8:30 NBC XXIX Summer Olympics 20.72 6.3/23
FOX COPS (R) 4.07 1.3/5
CBS The Unit (R) 3.56 0.9/3
ABC Movie: Shark's Tale (R) 3.15 1.0/4
9:00 NBC XXIX Summer Olympics 21.57 6.6/23
CBS 48 Hours Mystery (R) 4.40 1.1/4
FOX America's Most Wanted 4.33 1.3/5
ABC Movie: Shark's Tale (R) 3.30 1.1/4
9:30 NBC XXIX Summer Olympics 23.01 7.3/24
CBS 48 Hours Mystery (R) 4.95 1.2/4
FOX America's Most Wanted 4.39 1.4/4
ABC Movie: Shark's Tale (R) 3.42 1.1/4
10:00 NBC XXIX Summer Olympics 28.36 9.4/29
CBS 48 Hours Mystery (R) 5.02 1.3/4
ABC Eli Stone (R) 2.13 0.7/2
10:30 NBC XXIX Summer Olympics 26.73 9.1/29
CBS 48 Hours Mystery (R) 5.18 1.4/4
ABC Eli Stone (R) 2.41 0.7/2

 
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