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U.S. Broadcast Television Ratings for the Week Ended Oct. 21

Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The following table lists the top 25 broadcast television shows for the week of 10/15/12 through 10/21/12. The programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK PROGRAM                       NET  RATING  SHARE    TIME
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  1  NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL     NBC   10.7    17     8:31 PM
  2  60 MINUTES                    CBS   10.0    15     7:56 PM
  3  BIG BANG THEORY, THE          CBS    9.7    16     8:00 PM
  4  DANCING WITH THE STARS        ABC    9.2    13     8:00 PM
  5  DANCING W/STARS RESULTS       ABC    8.8    13     8:00 PM
  6  PERSON OF INTEREST            CBS    8.7    13     9:01 PM
  7  TWO AND A HALF MEN            CBS    8.5    13     8:31 PM
  8  VOICE                         NBC    7.6    11     8:00 PM
  9  CRIMINAL MINDS                CBS    7.5    11     9:00 PM
 10  MODERN FAMILY                 ABC    7.3    11     9:00 PM
 11  CASTLE                        ABC    7.2    12    10:01 PM
 11  VOICE-TUE                     NBC    7.2    11     8:00 PM
 13  SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK     NBC    7.1    11     8:22 PM
 14  CSI                           CBS    7.0    12    10:00 PM
 14  DECSN’12 PRES ANALYS10/16(S)  NBC    7.0    10    10:39 PM
 14  ELEMENTARY                    CBS    7.0    12    10:01 PM
 17  BLUE BLOODS                   CBS    6.8    12    10:00 PM
 17  GOOD WIFE, THE                CBS    6.8    11     9:56 PM
 19  GREY’S ANATOMY                ABC    6.6    10     9:00 PM
 20  SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES         CBS    6.5    10     8:00 PM
 21  CSI: NY                       CBS    6.3    11     9:00 PM
 22  VOTE 2012:ANALYSIS-TUE(S)     ABC    6.2     9    10:39 PM
 23  AMAZING RACE 21               CBS    6.0     9     8:56 PM
 24  2 BROKE GIRLS                 CBS    5.7     8     9:00 PM
 24  FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3      NBC    5.7     9     7:59 PM

(S) = Special
Each ratings point equals 1.142 million homes.

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

Source: Nielsen

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Golum in Los Angeles at rgolum@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net.

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