'Dome' still a hit, helping CBS to a win last week

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    NEW YORK (AP) - CBS' breakout hit "Under the Dome" has remained the favorite gathering spot for TV viewers. The Nielsen Co. says the summer thriller stayed ahead of the pack for its third airing last week.

    But nipping at its heels was the Wednesday edition of NBC's "America's Got Talent." It drew more than 10.7 million viewers, just 2,000 fewer than saw "Under the Dome."

    For the week, CBS logged six of the Top 10 programs and led overall in prime time with an average 5.34 million viewers. NBC was second, followed by ABC, Univision and Fox.

    USA was the week's most popular cable network.

    NBC's "Nightly News" topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.8 million viewers. It was followed by ABC's "World News" and the "CBS Evening News."

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    1. "Under the Dome," CBS, 10.709 million.

    2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.707 million.

    3. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.81 million.

    4. "NCIS," CBS, 8.71 million.

    5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 8.16 million.

    6. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.88 million.

    7. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 6.80 million.

    8. "60 Million," CBS, 6.44 million.

    9. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 6.27 million.

    10. "America's Got Talent (Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT repeat), NBC, 6.24 million.

    11. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 6.19 million.

    12. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 6.18 million.

    13. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 6.00 million.

    14. "Dateline Friday," NBC, 5.94 million.

    15. "MasterChef" (Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT), Fox, 5.46 million.

    16. "MasterChef" (Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT), Fox, 5.44 million.

    17. "Person of Interest," CBS, 5.41 million.

    18. "Hell's Kitchen," Fox, 5.25 million.

    19. "Rookie Blue," ABC, 5.24 million.

    20. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 5.18 million.


    ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.

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