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Flash Ratings Chart for Sept. 12, 2008

September 15, 2008 11:33 AM

Prime Time Preliminary Friday Ratings

Fox's season premiere of "Don't Forget the Lyrics" helped Fox bolster a Friday night win for the third consecutive time. "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" held steady from last week's season premiere, while "Lyrics" slipped 23% from a special "Grader" in its time slot last week.

 

8

8:30

9

9:30

10

10:30

ABC

1.3 / 4

The 2008 ALMA Awards

1.0 / 3

3.6 mil

20/20

2.1 / 6

7.9 mil

CBS

1.5 / 5

Ghost Whisperer

1.4 / 5

5.7 mil

Ghost Whisperer

1.6 / 5

6.2 mil

Numb3rs

1.5 / 5

6.2 mil

FOX

1.7 / 6

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

1.7 / 6

6.9 mil

Don't Forget the Lyrics

1.7 / 5

5.7 mil

No Programming

NBC

1.4 / 5

America's Toughest Jobs

1.1 / 4

3.4 mil

Dateline

1.6 / 5

5.4 mil

CW

1.3 / 4

Friday Night Smackdown!

1.3 / 4

4.2 mil

No Programming

Source: Nielsen Media Research

*Ratings are specified in the 18-to 49-year-old demographic and viewership in P2+.

A note about ratings: Ratings are expressed as percentages of Nielsen's estimated 112.8 million U.S. television households. The first number, the rating, is a percentage of households tuned into a specific program at a specific time.

The second number, the share, is a percentage of households with televisions in use tuned into that same program. For example, if a show obtains a 10.2/16, this means that 10.2% of all U.S. households tuned into the program at some point during the broadcast. Meanwhile, 16% of all households watching television during the time period viewed the program at some point. Ratings are broken down further by demographic, as networks sell advertising time based on the makeup of the audience.

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