Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 1-7

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Posted: Aug 09, 2016 7:35 PM

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 1-7. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. Summer Olympic Games (Sunday), NBC, 29.8 million.

2. Summer Olympics opening ceremony (Sunday), NBC, 26.5 million.

3. Summer Olympics (Saturday), NBC. 20.6 million.

4. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.6 million.

5. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 9.4 million.

6. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 8.6 million.

7. "The Bachelorette: After the Rose," ABC, 8.1 million.

8. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 6.8 million.

9. "NCIS," CBS, 6.5 million.

10. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 6 million.

11. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 5.9 million.

12. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 5.8 million.

13. "60 Minutes," CBS, 5.79 million.

14. "CMA Music Festival," ABC, 5.6 million.

15. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 5.2 million.

16. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 5.2 million.

17. "Running Wild," NBC, 5.1 million.

18. "Rio Olympics Preview," NBC, 5 million.

19. "Night Shift," NBC, 5 million.

20. "Life in Pieces," CBS. 4.9 million.

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ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.