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Jonathan Teigland Jonathan Teigland
April 18th, 2012 10:28pm EDT

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CBS was tops in the ratings this week, fueled by the #1 status of stalwart ‘NCIS,’ which reclaimed the top spot. FOX had to settle for second and fourth place for ‘American Idol,’ respectively. ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ was typically strong, and ‘Modern Family’ was the network’s most-watched scripted show.

Perhaps Mike Wallace’s death provided a small resurgence for ’60 Minutes,’ which placed 8th for the week, far ahead of any other news magazine show.

This is also the time of year for season and series lows, and quite a few show fell victim to it, particularly ‘The Office,’ which could be in danger next season since none of its core cast is signed beyond Season 8.

Over on cable, HBO saw continued success with ‘Game of Thrones,’ which has held remarkably steady since it’s season premiere with 3.8 million viewers.

Here’s the week’s Top 20:

Rank Program Network Day Viewers
1 NCIS CBS TUE 17,660,000
2 AMERICAN IDOL - WED FOX WED 16,807,000
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC MON 16,387,000
4 AMERICAN IDOL - THURS FOX THURS 15,810,000
5 DANCING WITH THE STARS RESULTS ABC TUE 13,386,000
6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS TUE 12,864,000
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS WED 11,809,000
8 60 MINUTES CBS SUN 11,025,000
9 THE VOICE NBC MON 10,518,000
10 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS MON 10,400,000
11 MODERN FAMILY ABC WED 10,351,000
12 HAWAII FIVE-O CBS MON 10,304,000
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS THURS 10,208,000
14 THE GOOD WIFE CBS SUN 10,161,000
15 BODY OF PROOF ABC TUE 10,045,000
16 CSI CBS WED 9,944,000
17 SURVIVOR CBS WED 9,906,000
18 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS THURS 9,720,000
19 MIKE & MOLLY CBS MON 9,578,000
20 UNFORGETTABLE CBS TUE 9,448,000
Photo Credits: American Broadcasting Companies Inc.


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