Nielsen’s top prime-time TV shows for Aug. 18-24

The Associated Press

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 18-24. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 9.48 million.

2. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 9.43 million.

3. “NCIS,” CBS, 9.11 million.

4. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.5 million.

5. “2014 MTV Video Music Awards,” MTV, 8.26 million.

6. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.45 million.

7. “Under the Dome, CBS, 7.3 million.

8. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 7.24 million.

9. NFL Exhibition Football: Cincinnati vs. Arizona, NBC, 6.98 million.

10. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 6.97 million.

11. NFL Exhibition Football: Cleveland vs. Washington, ESPN, 6.9 million.

12. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 6.64 million.

13. “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 6.6 million.

14. “Unforgettable,” CBS, 6.39 million.

15. “Master Chef,” Fox, 5.83 million.

16. “Mom,” CBS, 5.78 million.

17. “NFL Pregame Show,” NBC, 5.77 million.

18. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 5.74 million.

19. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 5.68 million.

20. “Extant,” CBS, 5.57 million.

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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; MTV is owned by Viacom.

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