Nielsen's top programs for Oct. 12-18

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Posted: Oct 20, 2015 4:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 12-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. NFL Football: New England at Indianapolis, NBC, 22.82 million.

2. "NFL Pre-Game Show," NBC, 16.3 million.

3. "NCIS," CBS, 16.04 million.

4. Democratic Presidential Debate, CNN, 15.79 million.

5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.96 million.

6. NFL Football: Atlanta at New Orleans, CBS, 14.78 million.

7. "60 Minutes," CBS, 13.79 million.

8. "Democratic Debate Preview," CNN, 12.69 million.

9. "Democratic Debate Analysis," CNN, 12.67 million.

10. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 12.47 million.

11. "Empire," Fox, 12.22 million.

12. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 12.183 million.

13. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at San Diego, ESPN, 12.182 million.

14. "Football Night in America," NBC, 12.01 million.

15. "The Voice" (Monday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 11.96 million.

16. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 11.64 million.

17. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 10.61 million.

18. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.14 million.

19. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 9.61 million.

20. "Scorpion," CBS, 9.41 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. AMC is owned by AMC Networks, Inc.; CNN is owned by Time Warner.