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U.S. Broadcast Television Ratings for the Week Ended Aug. 18

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The following table lists the top 25 broadcast television shows for the week of 08/12/13 through 08/18/13. The programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK PROGRAM                       NET  RATING  SHARE    TIME
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  1  UNDER THE DOME                CBS    6.4    11    10:00 PM
  2  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-WED      NBC    5.7     9     9:00 PM
  3  CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL(S)         ABC    5.3     9     8:00 PM
  3  NCIS                          CBS    5.3     9     8:00 PM
  5  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE      NBC    5.2     9     9:00 PM
  6  60 MINUTES                    CBS    5.0     9     7:00 PM
  7  BIG BANG THEORY, THE          CBS    4.5     8     8:00 PM
  8  CSI                           CBS    4.3     7    10:00 PM
  9  UNFORGETTABLE                 CBS    4.2     7     9:00 PM
 10  NFL ON FOX PRESEASON 2(S)     FOX    4.1     7     7:11 PM
 11  BIG BROTHER 15-THU            CBS    4.0     7     9:01 PM
 11  BIG BROTHER 15-WED            CBS    4.0     7     8:00 PM
 11  TWO AND A HALF MEN            CBS    4.0     7     8:31 PM
 14  BIG BROTHER 15-SUN            CBS    3.9     7     8:01 PM
 14  DATELINE FRI                  NBC    3.9     7     9:00 PM
 16  NCIS: LOS ANGELES             CBS    3.7     6     9:00 PM
 17  AMERICA GOT TALENT-WED 8P     NBC    3.6     6     8:00 PM
 18  MASTERCHEF WED-9P             FOX    3.4     6     9:00 PM
 19  BLUE BLOODS                   CBS    3.3     6    10:00 PM
 19  CRIMINAL MINDS                CBS    3.3     5     9:00 PM
 21  MENTALIST, THE                CBS    3.2     6    10:00 PM
 21  MIKE & MOLLY                  CBS    3.2     5     9:30 PM
 21  PERSON OF INTEREST - TUE      CBS    3.2     5    10:00 PM
 21  ROOKIE BLUE                   ABC    3.2     6    10:01 PM
 25  48 HOURS                      CBS    3.1     6    10:00 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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