Nielsen’s top 20 prime-time programs for Aug. 5-11

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 5-11. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. “Under the Dome,” CBS, 10.42 million.

2. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 10.26 million.

3. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 9.39 million.

4. “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 8.94 million.

5. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.62 million.

6. “The Bachelorette: After the Rose,” ABC, 8.31 million.

7. “NCIS,” CBS, 7.96 million.

8. “Big Brother 15″ (Sunday), CBS, 7.14 million.

9. “Unforgettable,” CBS, 6.88 million.

10. “Big Brother 15″ (Thursday), CBS, 6.61 million.

11. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.58 million.

12. “Big Brother 15″ (Wednesday), CBS, 6.43 million.

13. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 6.35 million.

14. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 5.99 million.

15. “Breaking Bad,” AMC, 5.92 million.

16. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.86 million.

17. “Master Chef” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), Fox, 5.66 million.

18. “Two and a Half Men,” CBS, 5.51 million.

19. “Rizzoli & Isles,” TNT, 5.5 million.

20. “Dateline Classic,” NBC, 5.36 million.


ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is a unit of News Corp.; NBC is owned by NBC Universal; AMC is owned by Cablevision Systems Corp.; TNT is owned by Time Warner Inc.

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