NBC Dominates U.S. Broadcast Television Ratings With Football, Talent Show

The following table lists the top 25 broadcast television shows for the week of 9/06/10 through 9/12/10. The programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK PROGRAM                       NET  RATING  SHARE    TIME
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  1  NBC NFL THURSDAY SPECIAL(S)   NBC    16.5   28     8:42 PM
  2  NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL     NBC    15.0   25     8:31 PM
  3  NBC NFL THURSDAY PRE-KICK(S)  NBC    12.0   21     8:30 PM
  4  SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK     NBC    11.1   19     8:22 PM
  5  FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3      NBC    8.5    15     7:59 PM
  6  OT, THE                       FOX    8.0    14     7:50 PM
  7  NFL OPENING KICK-OFF SHOW(S)  NBC    7.4    14     8:00 PM
  8  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-WED      NBC    7.3    12     9:00 PM
  8  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE      NBC    7.3    12     9:00 PM
 10  NCIS                          CBS    6.5    11     8:00 PM
 11  60 MINUTES                    CBS    5.5    10     7:00 PM
 12  NCIS: LOS ANGELES             CBS    5.3     8     9:00 PM
 13  TWO AND A HALF MEN SP(S)      CBS    4.9     8     9:00 PM
 14  BIG BANG THEORY, THE SP(S)    CBS    4.7     7     9:31 PM
 15  BIG BROTHER 12-THU            CBS    4.6     8     8:00 PM
 15  BIG BROTHER 12-WED            CBS    4.6     8     8:00 PM
 17  MENTALIST, THE                CBS    4.5     8    10:00 PM
 18  WIPEOUT-TUES                  ABC    4.4     7     8:00 PM
 18  LAW AND ORDER:SVU             NBC    4.4     8    10:00 PM
 20  CRIMINAL MINDS                CBS    4.3     7     9:00 PM
 21  CSI: NY                       CBS    4.1     7    10:00 PM
 22  MINUTE TO WIN IT-WED          NBC    4.0     7     8:00 PM
 22  FLASHPOINT                    CBS    4.0     8    10:00 PM
 24  BIG BROTHER 12-SUN            CBS    3.9     6     8:00 PM
 24  SIMPSONS                      FOX    3.9     6     8:00 PM

(S) = Special
Each ratings point equals 1.149 million homes.

Figures include live viewing and same day digital-video recorder
playback.

Source: Nielsen Co.

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