- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Prime-time broadcast viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for Aug. 16-22. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. NFL Pre-Season: Minnesota vs. San Francisco, NBC, 10.82 million.

2. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 10.3 million.

3. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.19 million.

4. “Wipeout” (Tuesday), ABC, 8.98 million.

5. “NCIS,” CBS, 8.79 million.

6. “Two and a Half Men,” CBS, 8.48 million.

7. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.38 million.

8. “NFL Pre-Season Pre-Game Show,” NBC, 8.26 million.

9. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 8.03 million.

10. “Big Brother 12” (Sunday), CBS, 7.73 million.

11. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 7.62 million.

12. “Big Brother 12” (Wednesday), CBS, 7.61 million.

13. “Big Brother 12” (Thursday), CBS, 7.55 million.

14. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 7.04 million.

15. “The Mentalist,” CBS, 6.87 million.

16. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 6.52 million.

17. “Wipeout” (Thursday), ABC, 6.44 million.

18. “Rookie Blue,” ABC, 6.38 million.

19. “Flashpoint,” CBS, 6.36 million.

20. Auto Racing: NASCAR Series at Bristol, ABC, 5.84 million.


ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; NBC is owned by General Electric Co.

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