Nielsen ratings: 'Talent,' NFL continue to dominate field

  • Updated: August 29, 2012 - 3:45 PM

“America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon, second from left, with judges Howard Stern, left, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel.

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Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Aug. 20 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to data released Tuesday by the Nielsen Co.

1 America's Got Talent, Tue. (NBC)

2 NFL Preseason: Panthers vs. Jets (NBC)

3 America's Got Talent, Wed. (NBC)

4 60 Minutes (CBS)


6 The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

7 Big Brother, Sun. (CBS)

8 NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

9 The Mentalist, Tue. (CBS)

10 Big Brother, Thu. (CBS)

11 Hell's Kitchen, Mon. (Fox)

12 Masterchef, Tue. (Fox)

13 Two and a Half Men, Thu. (CBS)

14 20/20, 9 p.m. Fri. (ABC)

15 NASCAR at Bristol (ABC)

16 Big Brother, Wed. (CBS)

17 Criminal Minds (CBS)

18 CSI (CBS)

19 The Mentalist, Sun. (CBS)

20 2 Broke Girls, 8 p.m. Mon. (CBS)


'Hunger Games' hanging on

Here are Redbox's top 20 movie rentals in the Twin Cities for the previous seven days, according to data released Tuesday:

1 The Hunger Games (DVD)

2 The Dictator (DVD)

3 The Hunger Games (Blu-ray)

4 Silent House

5 Bernie

6 The Three Stooges

7 American Reunion

8 Freelancers

9 Mirror, Mirror

10 Wanderlust

11 The Dictator (Blu-ray)

12 21 Jump Street

13 Safe House

14 One in the Chamber

15 Get the Gringo

16 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

17 Friends With Kids

18 LOL

19 The Raid: Redemption

20 This Means War

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