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CBS comedy 'Big Bang Theory' hits ratings high

Associated Press Modified: November 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm •  Published: November 20, 2012

NBC's "Nightly News" topped the evening newscasts with an average of 9.2 million viewers (6.1, 11). ABC's "World News" was second with 8.5 million (5.7, 11), and the "CBS Evening News" had 6.7 million viewers (4.6, 8).

For the week of Nov. 12-18, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Baltimore at Pittsburgh, NBC, 18.16 million; "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 17.63 million; "NCIS," CBS, 17.05 million; "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 15.77 million; "Person of Interest," CBS, 14.57 million; "60 Minutes," CBS, 14.04 million; "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 13.87 million; "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 13.79 million; "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 12.91 million; "Criminal Minds," CBS, 12.2 million.


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