NFL Pre-Season Football was the highest rated program among adults 18-49, but America’s Got Talent won the week with total viewers. 

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending August 26, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC NFL PRE-SEASON GM8/26(S) S NBC 3.3 4184
2 BIG BROTHER 14-SUN CBS 2.6 3376
3 HELL’S KITCHEN-MON FOX 2.6 3315
4 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE NBC 2.5 3241
5 MASTERCHEF-TUE FOX 2.4 3099
6 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-WED NBC 2.3 2901
7 BIG BROTHER 14-THU CBS 2.3 2897
8 BIG BROTHER 14-WED CBS 2.1 2652
9 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 2.0 2616
10 HOTEL HELL FOX 2.0 2522
11 FAMILY GUY R FOX 2.0 2511
12 FAMILY GUY-SUN 9:30P R FOX 1.9 2382
13 SIMPSONS-SUN 8:30P R FOX 1.8 2314
14 SIMPSONS R FOX 1.7 2158
15 TWO AND A HALF MEN – THU R CBS 1.7 2152
16 GRIMM NBC 1.7 2126
17 2 BROKE GIRLS 9PM R CBS 1.7 2115
18 ABISMO DE PASION THU UNI 1.7 2114
19 NFL PRE-SEASON FTBLL(S) S CBS 1.6 2092
20 ABISMO DE PASION TUE UNI 1.6 2084
21 ABISMO DE PASION WED UNI 1.6 2034
22 NFL PRE-SEASON(S) S CBS 1.5 1971
23 POR ELLA SOY EVA THU UNI 1.5 1932
24 MIKE & MOLLY R CBS 1.5 1898
25 NASCAR SERIES AT BRISTOL(S) S ABC 1.5 1898

Primetime Broadcast Total Viewership for the week:

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 NBC 9903 6.0 10
2 NBC NFL PRE-SEASON GM8/26(S) S NBC 9819 6.2 10
3 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-WED NBC 8602 5.2 8
4 60 MINUTES R CBS 8583 5.7 10
5 NCIS R CBS 8094 5.4 9
6 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 7444 4.8 9
7 BIG BROTHER 14-SUN CBS 7367 4.5 7
8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES R CBS 7145 4.8 8
9 MENTALIST, THE – TUE R CBS 6292 4.2 7
10 BIG BROTHER 14-THU CBS 6278 3.9 6
11 HELL’S KITCHEN-MON FOX 6234 3.5 6
12 MASTERCHEF-TUE FOX 5990 3.5 6
13 TWO AND A HALF MEN – THU R CBS 5950 3.9 7
14 20/20-FRI R ABC 5934 3.9 7
15 NASCAR SERIES AT BRISTOL(S) S ABC 5905 3.7 7
16 BIG BROTHER 14-WED CBS 5860 3.7 6
17 CRIMINAL MINDS R CBS 5769 3.8 6
18 CSI R CBS 5610 3.8 7
19 MENTALIST, THE – SUN R CBS 5574 3.7 6
20 2 BROKE GIRLS 9PM R CBS 5471 3.5 5
21 MIKE & MOLLY R CBS 5331 3.4 5
22 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS R ABC 5318 3.1 6
23 PERSON OF INTEREST R CBS 5268 3.5 6
24 AMERICA GOT TALENT-WED 8P R NBC 5240 3.3 6
25 ROCK CENTER-B. WILLIAMS NBC 5179 3.6 6


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

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