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Jonathan Teigland Jonathan Teigland
April 6th, 2013 11:30am EDT

'The Walking Dead'

Cable continues to outshine the broadcast networks in ratings headlines. The big story last week is that ‘The Walking Dead’ had its biggest broadcast yet on AMC with more than 12 million viewers, and History Channel’s ‘The Bible’ ended with enough viewers (11.75 million) to place in the overall Top 10 as well.

Rather predictably, CBS’ ‘NCIS’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ took the top two spots in the week. It seems that nothing can stop ‘NCIS’ now that ‘American Idol’ has basically fallen apart. The Thursday broadcast of that show didn’t even place in the Top 10, settling for 11th place with 11.43 million viewers. That’s downright anemic compared to years past.

‘The Voice,’ meanwhile, did well for NBC, outpacing its rival. It garnered 12.41 million viewers, good for 7th place. ABC was buoyed by ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ which is doing better than last fall’s edition.

Here’s a look at the Top 20, with cable programs included:

1. “NCIS,” CBS, 18.62 million.

2. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.53 million.

3. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 14.47 million.

4. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 13.64 million.

5. “Dancing With the Stars Results,” ABC, 13.43 million.

6. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 12.42 million.

7. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 12.41 million.

8. “American Idol” (Wednesday), Fox, 12.33 million.

9. “The Bible,” History, 11.75 million.

10. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 11.67 million.

11. “American Idol” (Thursday), Fox, 11.43 million.

12. College Basketball: Wichita St. vs Ohio St., CBS, 11.29 million.

13. “Castle,” ABC, 10.57 million.

14. “Body of Proof,” ABC, 9.59 million.

15. “Survivor: Caramoan,” CBS, 9.43 million.

16. “The Amazing Race 22,” CBS, 9.42 million.

17. “Modern Family,” ABC, 9.09 million.

18. “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, 9.02 million.

19. “Mike & Molly,” CBS, 8.99 million.

20. “2 Broke Girls,” CBS, 8.76 million.

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