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TV Ratings: America's Got Talent Tops Broadcast Show Ratings As SYTYCD finale Challenges

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August 11th, 2009

America's Got Talent edged out the finale of So You Think You Can Dance among 18-49 year olds (3.6 adults 18-49 rating vs. 3.5) and Talent easily won the most viewers in prime-time for the week.  Hell's Kitchen, the Sunday Night Football pre-season game and the Wednesday Talent rounded out the top five with adults 18-49.

Every episode of Big Brother was among the top 20 shows with adults 18-49, and CBS had 9 out of the top 20 shows with adults 18-49 and 10 out of the top 20 overall.

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Nielsen Top Twenty Show Ratings for adults 18-49 for the week ending August 9, 2009:

Rank Show (P)=Premiere, (R)=Repeat, (S)=Special Net Adults 18-49 Rating
1. America's Got Talent-Tuesday NBC 3.6
2. So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday FOX 3.5
3. Hell's Kitchen FOX 3.2
4. NBC NFL Pre-Season 8/9 Bills vs Titans (S) NBC 2.9
4. America's Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM NBC 2.9
6. Wipeout ABC 2.8
6. Two and a Half Men (R) CBS 2.8
6. So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday FOX 2.8
9. The Big Bang Theory(R) CBS 2.7
10. Big Brother 11-Sunday CBS 2.6
11. Big Brother 11-Tuesday CBS 2.4
12. Big Brother 11-Thursday CBS 2.3
13. Family Guy (R) FOX 2.2
14. CSI: Miami (R) CBS 2.0
14. Dateline NBC-Monday NBC 2.0
16. American Dad (R) FOX 1.9
16. Rules of Engagement (R) CBS 1.9
18. Simpsons-Sunday 8:30PM (R) FOX 1.8
18. NCIS (R) CBS 1.8
18. More to Love FOX 1.8
18. America's Got Talent-Tuesday 8PM (R) NBC 1.8

Each Adults 18-49 rating point equals approximately 1.32 million viewers

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows among all viewers for the week ending August 9, 2009:

Rank Show (P)=Premiere, (R)=Repeat, (S)=Special Net Persons 2+ (000)
1. America's Got Talent-Tuesday NBC 12957
2. America's Got Talent-Wednesday 9PM NBC 10668
3. NCIS (R) NBC 9889
4. So You Think You Can Dance-Thursday FOX 9566
5. 60 Minutes (R) CBS 9496
6. Two and a Half Men (R) CBS 9460
7. The Big Bang Theory (R) CBS 8394
8. Wipeout ABC 8020
9. CSI:NY (R) CBS 7986
10. NBC NFL Pre-Season 8/9 Bills vs Titans (S) NBC 7920
11. CSI: Miami (R) CBS 7915
12. So You Think You Can Dance-Wednesday FOX 7784
13. The Mentalist (R) CBS 7670
14. Big Brother 11-Sunday CBS 7146
15. CSI (R) CBS 7066
16. Dateline NBC-Monday NBC 7061
17. Millionaire-8/9 (S) ABC 7000
18. America's Got Talent-Tuesday 8PM (R) NBC 6914
19. Hell's Kitchen FOX 6739
20. Big Brother 11-Thursday CBS 6437
 
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