The top 20 prime-time programs in Nielsen ratings

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Posted: Nov 10, 2009 4:04 PM

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by The Nielsen Co. for Nov. 2 to Nov. 8. Listings include the week's ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. An "X" in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

1. (X) World Series Game 6: Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees, Fox, 22.34 million viewers.

2. (2) Sunday Night Football: Dallas at Philadelphia, 21.88 million viewers.

3. (1) "NCIS," CBS, 20.18 million viewers.

4. (12) "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 17.26 million viewers.

5. (X) World Series Game 5: N.Y. Yankees at Philadelphia, 17.09 million viewers.

6. (15) "60 Minutes," CBS, 16.85 million viewers.

7. (3) "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 16.69 million viewers.

8. (7) "The Mentalist," CBS, 16.21 million viewers.

9. (8) "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 15.60 million viewers.

10. (6) "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 15.29 million viewers.

11. (12) "Dancing With the Stars Results," ABC, 15.05 million viewers.

12. (15) "V," ABC, 14.30 million viewers.

13. (4) "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 13.95 million viewers.

14. (10) "Desperate Housewives," ABC, 13.80 million viewers.

15. (12) "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 13.51 million viewers.

16. (18) "The Good Wife," CBS, 12.74 million viewers.

17. (18) "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 12.73 million viewers.

18. (11) "Criminal Minds," CBS, 12.55 million viewers.

19. (15) "CSI: Miami," CBS, 12.52 million viewers.

20. (22) "Survivor: Samoa," CBS, 12.44 million viewers.

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