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NBC's "America's Got Talent" Tops Nielsens But CBS Wins The Week
In this undated file photo provided by NBC, the Voices of Hope Children’s Choir appear onstage during “America’s Got Talent,” in Pasadena, Calif. “America’s Got Talent” continues to dominate the summer television landscape, although not by enough to make NBC the week’s top-ranked network. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP, File)
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“America’s Got Talent” continues to dominate the summer television landscape, although not by enough to make NBC the week’s most popular network.

The talent show was seen by 11.3 million people last week, more than four million more than the next closest show, a repeat version of “60 Minutes,” the Nielsen company said Tuesday.

CBS’ “Big Brother” has returned to the network’s summer schedule, and each episode was in the Nielsen’s top 20 for the week. CBS’ summer dramas, “Code Black” and “Instinct,” are also being watched, although not at the level of traditional in-season shows.

CBS won the week in primetime, averaging 4.3 million viewers. NBC had 4.2 million, ABC had 3.2 million, Fox had 2.2 million, Univision had 1.5 million, ION Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.2 million and the CW had 820,000.

Fox News Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.6 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 1.5 million, HGTV had 1.44 million, USA had 1.32 million and ESPN had 1.26 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.8 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.2 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.5 million.

Below are primetime viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 25-July 1. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 11.3 million.
2. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.06 million.
3. “The Big Bang Theory” (Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), CBS, 6.28 million.
4. “World of Dance,” NBC, 6.08 million.
5. “Little Big Shots,” NBC, 5.96 million.
6. “The Big Bang Theory” (Thursday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 5.92 million.
7. “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 5.79 million.
8. “Code Black,” CBS, 5.74 million.
9. “NCIS,” CBS, 5.69 million.
10. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 5.39 million.
11. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 5.34 million.
12. “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 5.14 million.
13. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 4.78 million.
14. “Bull,” CBS, 4.7 million.
15. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 4.59 million.
16. “Instinct,” CBS, 4.51 million.
17. “Mom,” CBS, 4.4 million.
18. “Hawaii Five-0,” CBS, 4.39 million.
19. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 4.21 million.
20. “Ellen’s Game of Games,” NBC, 4.18 million

ABC is 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.

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