Nielsen’s top TV programs for week of Aug. 19-25

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 19-25. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. “Under the Dome,” CBS, 10.64 million.

2. “Duck Dynasty,” A&E, 10.07 million.

3. “Video Music Awards,” MTV, 10.066 million.

4. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 9.35 million.

5. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.67 million.

6. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 8.52 million.

7. NFL Exhibition: Minnesota vs. San Francisco, NBC, 8.18 million.

8. “NCIS,” CBS, 7.95 million.

9. NFL Exhibition: Seattle vs. Green Bay, CBS, 7.68 million.

10. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.38 million.

11. “Big Brother 15″ (Sunday), CBS, 7.17 million.

12. “Two and a Half Men,” CBS, 6.86 million.

13. “Unforgettable,” CBS, 6.8 million.

14. “Big Brother 15″ (Wednesday), CBS, 6.38 million.

15. Auto Racing: NASCAR at Bristol, ABC, 6.32 million.

16. “Big Brother 15″ (Thursday), CBS, 6.31 million.

17. “NFL Pre-Kick Show,” NBC, 6.09 million.

18. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.98 million.

19. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 5.87 million.

20. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 5.8 million.


ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; NBC is owned by NBC Universal; MTV is owned by Viacom Inc.; A&E is owned by A&E Television Networks.

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