TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: ‘America’s Got Talent,’ NFL Preseason, ‘Big Brother’ Top Weekly Viewing

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America’s Got Talent topped the broadcast week both with adults 18-49 and total viewers. With the weak-ish Saints-Raiders pre-season matchup, Sunday Night Football could manage only second place in adults 18-49. All three Big Brother telecasts rounded out the top 5 with adults 18-49. CBS won the week overall with adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending August 28, 2011:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE-08/23 NBC 3.3 4.274
2 NBC NFL PRE-SSN 8/28-08/28 S NBC 3.2 4.220
3 BIG BROTHER 13-THU-08/25 CBS 3.1 4.041
4 BIG BROTHER 13-SUN-08/28 CBS 3.0 3.899
5 BIG BROTHER 13-WED-08/24 CBS 2.9 3.877
6 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-WED-08/24 NBC 2.9 3.861
7 HELL’S KITCHEN-MON 9P-08/22 P FOX 2.7 3.590
8 HELL’S KITCHEN-MON-08/22 FOX 2.5 3.307
9 WIPEOUT-TUES-08/23 R ABC 2.0 2.675
10 NFL PRE-SEASON-08/26 S CBS 2.0 2.586
11 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-08/25 R CBS 1.9 2.553
12 BACHELOR PAD-08/22 ABC 1.9 2.549
13 MODERN FAMILY-08/24 R ABC 1.9 2.460
14 NFL PRE-SEASON FTBLL-08/27 S CBS 1.8 2.336
15 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-08/22 S NBC 1.7 2.287
16 SUNDAY 20/20:SIXTH SENSE-08/28 ABC 1.6 2.130
17 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN-08/23 ABC 1.6 2.120
18 WIPEOUT-THURS-08/25 ABC 1.6 2.078
19 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT-08/25 R CBS 1.6 2.067
20 NCIS-08/23 R CBS 1.6 2.041
21 MODERN FAMILY-WED 8:30PM-08/24 R ABC 1.5 2.029
22 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-08/24 R NBC 1.5 2.014
23 MINUTE TO WIN IT-WED-08/24 NBC 1.5 2.010
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-08/23 R CBS 1.5 1.974
25 FAMILY GUY-08/28 R FOX 1.5 1.963


Primetime Broadcast Total Viewers for the week ending August 28, 2011:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (Live+SD) (000) HH Rating (Live+SD) HH Share (Live+SD)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE-08/23 NBC 11.992 7.0 11
2 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-WED-08/24 NBC 11.121 6.4 10
3 NCIS-08/23 R CBS 9.429 6.3 10
4 NBC NFL PRE-SSN 8/28-08/28 S NBC 9.270 5.6 9
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-08/23 R CBS 8.392 5.6 9
6 BIG BROTHER 13-THU-08/25 CBS 8.145 4.7 8
7 60 MINUTES-08/28 R CBS 8.089 5.3 10
8 BIG BROTHER 13-WED-08/24 CBS 7.950 4.8 8
9 BIG BROTHER 13-SUN-08/28 CBS 7.866 4.6 7
10 NCIS 10PM-SPECIAL-08/23 SR CBS 7.486 5.0 8
11 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-08/25 R CBS 7.375 4.6 8
12 NFL PRE-SEASON-08/26 S CBS 6.740 4.1 8
13 HELL’S KITCHEN-MON 9P-08/22 P FOX 6.416 3.9 7
14 WIPEOUT-TUES-08/23 R ABC 6.254 3.6 6
15 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS-08/28 R ABC 6.220 3.5 6
16 CSI-08/24 R CBS 6.130 3.6 6
17 BACHELOR PAD-08/22 ABC 6.129 3.9 7
18 HELL’S KITCHEN-MON-08/22 FOX 6.069 4.2 7
19 SUNDAY 20/20:SIXTH SENSE-08/28 ABC 5.882 3.4 6
20 DATELINE FRI-08/26 NBC 5.832 3.8 6
21 WIPEOUT-THURS-08/25 ABC 5.814 4.0 7
22 MINUTE TO WIN IT-WED-08/24 NBC 5.787 3.3 6
23 MENTALIST, THE-08/25 R CBS 5.695 3.4 6
24 NFL PRE-SEASON FTBLL-08/27 S CBS 5.597 3.7 6
25 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT-08/25 R CBS 5.540 3.2 6

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

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