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"America's Got Talent," "Game of Thrones" Continue Nielsen Run
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Viewers continued to play peek-a-boo with “Big Brother” last week. CBS’ voyeuristic reality show landed four editions among the top 16 slots, according to Nielsen. But NBC had the week’s most-watched shows: two nights of “America’s Got Talent,” with 13.4 million and 10.9 million viewers.

Right behind, with 10.2 million viewers, was HBO’s red-hot “Game of Thrones.”

“Marlon,” a new NBC sitcom starring Marlon Wayans, premiered in 13th place with 5.2 million viewers. But its second episode airing immediately afterward shed more than a million viewers to rank just 26th.

Overall in primetime during this sleepy summer week, NBC averaged 5.1 million viewers. Runner-up CBS had 4.2 million, while ABC had 3.7 million, Fox had 1.7 million, Telemundo had 1.5 million, Univision had 1.4 million, ION Television had 1.3 million and the CW had 910,000.

Fox News Channel remained the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.06 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 1.64 million, HGTV had 1.12 million and USA had 1.11 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts for the 12th week in a row with an average of 7.89 million viewers, but “NBC Nightly News” was right behind with 7.48 million. The “CBS Evening News” had 5.88 million viewers.

Below are primetime viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 14-20. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 13.44 million.
2. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 10.89 million.
3. “Game of Thrones,” HBO, 10.24 million.
4. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.80 million.
5. “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 6.48 million.
6. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 6.33 million.
7. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 6.28 million.
8. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 5.90 million.
9. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 5.88 million.
10. “CMA Fest,” ABC, 5.740 million.
11. “NCIS,” CBS, 5.737 million.
12. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 5.33 million.
13. “Marlon,” NBC, 5.20 million.
14. “Bachelor in Paradise,” ABC, 5.102 million.
15. “Hollywood Game Night,” NBC, 5.098 million.
16. “Big Brother” (Friday), CBS, 5.06 million.
17. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 4.96 million.
18. “Bull,” CBS, 4.89 million.
19. “The Wall,” NBC, 4.87 million.
20. “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update in Primetime,” NBC, 4.86 million.

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