Nielsen’s top programs for Sept. 2-8

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 2-8. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. NFL football: New York Giants at Dallas, NBC, 25.4 million.

2. NFL football: Baltimore at Denver, NBC, 25.13 million.

3. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 19.32 million.

4. “NFL Pre-Kick” (Thursday), NBC, 18.03 million.

5. “The OT,” Fox, 17.64 million.

6. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 14.09 million.

7. “Under the Dome,” CBS, 11.15 million.

8. “Duck Dynasty,” A&E, 10.46 million.

9. “NFL Opening Kick-Off Show” (Thursday), NBC, 10.13 million.

10. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 10.03 million.

11. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 9.34 million.

12. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 9.16 million.

13. “NCIS,” CBS, 9.11 million.

14. College football: Notre Dame vs. Michigan, ESPN, 8.65 million.

15. “Big Brother 15″ (Sunday), CBS, 7.27 million.

16. “Big Brother 15″ (Thursday), CBS, 7.24 million.

17. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.17 million.

18. College Football: South Carolina vs. Georgia, ESPN, 7.05 million.

19. “Big Brother 15″ (Wednesday), CBS, 6.75 million.

20. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 6.63 million.


ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is a unit of News Corp.; NBC is owned by NBC Universal. A&E is owned by the A&E Television Networks.

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