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Top 12 Genre TV: War of the Worlds takes top spot

Top 12 Genre TV: War of the Worlds takes top spot

Broadcast networks turned to a record 12 Science Fiction and Fantasy programs to counter the Summer Olympics – with mixed results. A repeat showing of the Tom Cruise film, War of the Worlds ranked at the most-watched genre TV show of the past week.

Following are the ratings for all speculative fiction shows that aired on the broadcast networks between August 8 and 14, 2008 (all shows were in repeat):

SHOW | [NETWORK] | Rating (Air Date)

  • 1. War of the Worlds [ABC] 1.2 (August 8 )
  • 2. Ghost Whisperer [CBS] 1.1 (August 8 )
  • 3. (tie) Hellboy [FOX] 1.0 (August 8 )
  • 3. (tie) Shark Tale [ABC] 1.0 (August 9)
  • 3. (tie) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [FOX] 1.0 (August 11)
  • 3. (tie) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [FOX] 1.0 (August 12)
  • 7. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [FOX] 0.9 (August 10)
  • 8. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [FOX] 0.8 (August 13)
  • 9. Eli Stone [ABC] 0.7 (August 9)
  • 10. (tie) Smallville [CW] 0.6 (August 14)
  • 10. (tie) Supernatural [CW] 0.6 (August 14)
  • 12. Reaper [CW] 0.5 (August 12)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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