NEW YORK (AP) — CBS' "Under the Dome" was the favorite gathering spot for viewers last week, keeping this summer replacement thriller ahead of the pack for its third airing.
But nipping at its heels was the Wednesday edition of NBC's "America's Got Talent," which attracted 10.707 million viewers — just 2,000 fewer than saw "Under the Dome." The Tuesday edition of "America's Got Talent" ranked third for the week, with 9.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen Co. figures.
For the week, CBS logged six of the Top 10 programs and led overall in prime time with an average 5.34 million viewers. NBC was second with 4.69 million, followed by ABC with 3.74 million, while Univision had 3.64 million, Fox had 3.24 million, Telemundo had 1.60 million, ION Television had 1.24 million and the CW had 600,000.
USA was the week's most popular cable network, averaging 2.36 million viewers in prime time. Disney Channel had 2.34 million, History had 2.23 million.
NBC's "Nightly News" topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.8 million viewers. ABC's "World News" was second with 6.9 million and the "CBS Evening News" had 5.9 million viewers.
For the week of July 8-14, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships were: "Under the Dome," CBS, 10.709 million; "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.707 million; "America's Got Talent," (Tuesday), NBC, 9.81 million; "NCIS," CBS, 8.71 million; "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 8.16 million; "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.88 million; "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 6.80 million; "60 Million," CBS, 6.44 million; "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 6.27 million; "America's Got Talent (Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT repeat), NBC, 6.24 million.
ABC and Disney Channel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is owned by CBS Corp.; CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp.; Fox is a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.; NBC, Telemundo and USA are owned by Comcast Corp.; ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks; History is owned by the A&E Television Networks.