Nielsen’s top programs for Sept. 16-22

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

1. NFL Football: Chicago at Pittsburgh, NBC, 20.51 million.

2. “Emmy Awards,” CBS, 17.76 million.

3. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 16.04 million.

4. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick Show,” NBC, 14.55 million.

5. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, ESPN, 14.33 million.

6. “Under the Dome,” CBS, 12.1 million.

7. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 11.49 million.

8. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.19 million.

9. “NCIS,” CBS, 10.64 million.

10. “Sleepy Hollow,” Fox, 10.1 million.

11. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 9.76 million.

12. “Survivor,” CBS, 9.73 million.

13. “Duck Dynasty,” A&E, 9.43 million.

14. NFL Football: Kansas City at Philadelphia, NFLN, 9.37 million.

15. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 8.95 million.

16. “The Big Bang Theory” (Thursday, 9 p.m.), CBS, 8.01 million.

17. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 7.99 million.

18. “Bones,” Fox, 7.76 million.

19. “Two and a Half Men,” CBS, 7.03 million.

20. “Shark Tank,” ABC, 6.86 million.


ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal. A&E is owned by the A&E Television Networks. NFLN is owned by the National Football League.

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