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U.S. Broadcast Television Ratings for the Week Ended Aug. 19

August 21, 2012

The following table lists the top 25 broadcast television shows for the week of 08/13/12 through 08/19/12. The programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK PROGRAM                       NET  RATING  SHARE    TIME
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  1  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE      NBC    6.0    10     8:00 PM
  1  NBC NFL PRE-SEASON 8/19(S)    NBC    6.0    10     8:07 PM
  3  60 MINUTES                    CBS    5.3    10     7:00 PM
  3  BIG BANG THEORY, THE          CBS    5.3    10     8:00 PM
  5  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-WED      NBC    5.0     8     9:00 PM
  5  NCIS                          CBS    5.0     9     8:00 PM
  7  NCIS: LOS ANGELES             CBS    4.4     7     9:00 PM
  7  TWO AND A HALF MEN - THU      CBS    4.4     8     8:31 PM
  9  MENTALIST, THE - TUE          CBS    4.0     7    10:00 PM
 10  BIG BROTHER 14-SUN            CBS    3.9     7     8:01 PM
 10  BIG BROTHER 14-THU            CBS    3.9     6     9:00 PM
 12  BIG BROTHER 14-WED            CBS    3.8     7     8:00 PM
 13  CSI                           CBS    3.7     6    10:00 PM
 13  HELL’S KITCHEN-MON            FOX    3.7     6     9:00 PM
 15  CRIMINAL MINDS                CBS    3.6     6     9:00 PM
 16  AMERICA GOT TALENT-WED 8P     NBC    3.5     6     8:00 PM
 17  20/20-FRIDAY                  ABC    3.4     6     9:01 PM
 17  GRIMM                         NBC    3.4     6    10:00 PM
 17  MASTERCHEF-TUE                FOX    3.4     5     9:00 PM
 20  DATELINE FRI                  NBC    3.3     6    10:00 PM
 20  MIKE & MOLLY                  CBS    3.3     5     9:31 PM
 22  20/20-FRI                     ABC    3.2     6    10:00 PM
 22  DATELINE SUN-7PM              NBC    3.2     6     7:00 PM
 22  HAWAII FIVE-0                 CBS    3.2     5    10:00 PM
 25  BLUE BLOODS                   CBS    3.1     6    10:00 PM

(S) = Special
Each ratings point equals 1.147 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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