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Republican Presidental Debate tops last week's Nielsen tally
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, center, answers a question as retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, left, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, listen during a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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The Republican Presidential Debate on the Fox News Channel topped last week's Nielsen ratings, drawing nearly 12.5 million viewers.

Here's a rundown of the top 20 shows ranked according to primetime viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 25-31. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. Republican Presidential Debate, Fox News Channel, 12.47 million.

2. "Grease: Live," Fox, 12.21 million.

3. "NCIS," CBS, 11.98 million.

4. "Scorpion," CBS, 10.7 million.

5. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 10.2 million

6. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 10.06 million.

7. "The X-Files" (Monday), Fox, 9.67 million.

8. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 9.626 million.

9. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 9.625 million.

10. "60 Minutes," CBS, 9.38 million.

11. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 9.25 million.

12. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 9.21 million.

13. "American Idol," (Thursday), Fox, 8.77 million.

14. "Chicago Fire," NBC, 8.46 million.

15. "The Good Wife," CBS, 8.03 million.

16. NFL Football: Pro Bowl, ESPN, 7.99 million.

17. "Supergirl," CBS, 7.9 million.

18. "The Big Bang Theory" (Thursday, 9 p.m.), CBS, 7.83 million.

19. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 7.79 million.

20. "The Bachelor," ABC, 7.73 million.