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TV Ratings: CBS, NBC Continue To Rule

Jonathan Teigland Jonathan Teigland
October 25th, 2012 9:35am EDT

'Homeland'

The trends of the TV season are continuing in the ratings: In the fourth week, CBS was tops among total viewers, with 10.33 million. NBC, while third in total viewers with 7.49 million, managed to win the 18-49 demo for the fourth straight week, still its best showing in a decade.

NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ was once again the top show of the week, attracting 17.47 million viewers. A resurgent ’60 Minutes’ finished second with 15.86 million, followed closely by a new episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ with 15.73 million sets of eyeballs. The latter show has certainly become the network’s comedy tentpole.

ABC had an OK week, finishing second in total viewers thanks to shows like ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ which placed 5th for the week.  The presidential debates drew quite a sizable audience on the whole, although it attracted fewer viewers than the first two debates.

Over on cable, Showtime’s Emmy-winning ‘Homeland’ saw viewership rise for its second season. It was renewed for a third season this week.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 broadcast programs:

1. "Sunday Night Football," NBC, 17.47 million viewers

2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 15.86 million viewers

3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 15.73 million viewers

4. "Person of Interest," CBS, 13.93 million viewers

5. "Dancing with the Stars" (Monday), ABC, 13.64 million viewers

6. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 13.60 million viewers

7. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 13.01 million viewers

8. "Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show," ABC, 12.92 million viewers

9. "Monday Night Football," ESPN, 12.84 million viewers

10. "Modern Family," ABC, 12.28 million viewers

11. "Sunday Night Football Kickoff Show," NBC, 12.04 million viewers

12. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 12.04 million viewers

13. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 11.81 million viewers

14. "Debate Analysis," NBC, 11.37 million viewers

15. "Castle," ABC, 10.94 million viewers

16. "Elementary," CBS, 10.91 million viewers

17. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 10.64 million viewers

18. "Survivor: Philippines," CBS, 10.43 million viewers

19. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 10.29 million viewers

20. "The Good Wife," CBS, 10.02 million viewers

Photo Credits: CBS Broadcasting Inc.


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