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Jonathan Teigland Jonathan Teigland
June 27th, 2012 8:58pm EDT

 

'America's Got Talent'

It was a ho-hum TV week. Remember all that fuss about ABC airing ‘The Glass House’ over CBS’ objections? Americans shrugged their shoulders and the snow nabbed only about 4 million viewers. Even in the summer doldrums, that’s good for only 63rd place. CBS needn’t worry.

ABC did win the week among total viewers, but that’s only because the last two games of the NBA finals claimed the top 2 spots on the chart. CBS did just fine, thank you: Reruns of shows like ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘NCIS’ thrived, while ’60 Minutes’ placed in the Top 10.

Over on NBC, ‘America’s Got Talent’ came in 3rd, the highest-rated episode of regular programming. FOX, meanwhile, had to settle for the 12th place finish for ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ which averaged 6.76 million viewers.

Here’s a rundown of the top 20:

1. NBA Finals: Oklahoma City vs. Miami, Game 5, ABC, 18.46 million.

2. NBA Finals: Oklahoma City vs. Miami, Game 4, ABC, 17.45 million.

3. “America’s Got Talent” (Monday), NBC, 11.43 million.

4. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 8.38 million.

5. “NCIS,” CBS, 8.24 million.

6. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.22 million.

7. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 7.42 million.

8. “2 Broke Girls” (Thursday), CBS, 7.14 million.

9. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 7.04 million.

9. “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 7.04 million.

11. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 7.04 million.

12. “So You Think You Can Dance,” Fox, 6.76 million.

13. “The Big Bang Theory” (Monday), CBS, 6.66 million.

14. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 6.45 million.

15. “NBA Countdown, Game 5,” ABC, 6.41 million.

16. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 6.37 million.

17. “The Mentalist,” CBS, 6.22 million.

18. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 5.99 million.

19. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 5.78 million.

20. “Two and a Half Men,” CBS, 5.77 million.

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