List of top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsens

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Posted: Nov 18, 2009 4:59 PM

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Co. for Nov. 9-15. 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. (2) "NBC Sunday Night Football: New England at Indianapolis," NBC, 22.39 million viewers.

2. (1) "NCIS," CBS, 20.96 million viewers.

3. (3) "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 17.62 million viewers.

4. (7) "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 17.38 million viewers.

5. (X) "CMA Awards," ABC, 17.18 million viewers.

6. (11) "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 17.02 million viewers.

7. (5) "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 16.23 million viewers.

8. (11) "Dancing With the Stars Results," ABC, 16.23 million viewers.

9. (5) "The Mentalist," CBS, 16.17 million viewers.

10. (3) "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 14.87 million viewers.

11. (9) "Desperate Housewives," ABC, 14.72 million viewers.

12. (18) "CSI: New York," CBS, 14.51 million viewers.

13. (11) "Two And a Half Men," CBS, 14.44 million viewers.

14. (15) "CSI: Miami," CBS, 14.38 million viewers.

15. (18) "The Good Wife," CBS, 13.35 million viewers.

16. (7) "House," Fox, 13.31 million viewers.

17. (16) "60 Minutes," CBS, 13.08 million viewers.

18. (22) "Survivor: Samoa," CBS, 12.94 million viewers.

19. (16) "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 12.8 million viewers.

20. (11) "Criminal Minds," CBS, 12.77 million viewers.

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(This version CORRECTS the network airing the Country Music Association Awards to ABC, instead of CBS.)