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Last Week's Top 10 Broadcast Shows All On CBS
In this image released by CBS, Pauley Perrette, left, and Mark Harmon appear in a scene from "NCIS." (Michael Yarish/CBS via AP)
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CBS dominated in the ratings last week with a winning slate of dramas and comedies as well as a Republican presidential debate, which ranked fourth.

“The Walking Dead,” airing on cable’s AMC, claimed third place. But when only broadcast networks are included, CBS swept the top 10 positions. It’s a feat no network has accomplished in at least a decade, according to CBS.

Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers in prime time with an average 11.74 million viewers, according to the Nielsen Co.

During this relatively stable week with no series premieres and few specials, CBS averaged 9.41 million viewers. ABC and NBC were tied for a lukewarm second place with 5.07 million while Fox had 4.77 million, Univision had 1.81 million, the CW had 1.72 million, ION Television had 1.26 million and Telemundo had 1.09 million.

TNT was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.37 million viewers in prime time. Fox News Channel had 2.33 million, and AMC - bolstered by “The Walking Dead” - had 1.96 million.

NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 9.4 million viewers. ABC’s “World News Tonight” had 9.2 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 7.8 million viewers.

Below are primetime viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 8-14. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. “NCIS,” CBS, 16.94 million.

2. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 16.25 million.

3. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 13.74 million.

4. “Campaign ‘16 Republican Debate,” CBS, 13.44 million.

5. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 12.59 million.

6. “Scorpion,” CBS, 11.36 million.

7. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 10.92 million.

8. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 10.42 million.

9. “Madam Secretary,” CBS, 10.06 million.

10. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 9.76 million.

11. “Life in Pieces,” CBS, 9.35 million.

12. “American Idol” (Wednesday), Fox, 9.16 million.

13. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 8.97 million.

14. “American Idol (Thursday), Fox, 8.96 million.

15. “Hawaii Five-O,” CBS, 8.88 million.

16. “The Bachelor,” ABC, 8.63 million.

17. “The X-Files,” Fox, 8.31 million.

18. “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, 8.282 million.

19. “Chicago PD,” NBC, 8.278 million.

20. “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 8.14 million.