Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 22-28

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 22-28. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. NFL Football: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, NBC, 20.71 million.

2. ''The OT,'' Fox, 16.18 million.

3. NFL Football: Denver at Cincinnati, ESPN, 16.03 million.

4. ''Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,'' NBC, 15.14 million.

5. ''Football Night in America,'' NBC, 11.16 million.

6. ''60 Minutes,'' CBS, 11.05 million.

7. ''NCIS,'' CBS, 10.51 million.

8. ''Undercover Boss,'' CBS, 9.18 million.

9. ''NCIS: Los Angeles'' (Special), CBS, 8.89 million.

10. ''The Big Bang Theory,'' CBS, 8.62 million.

11. ''Mike & Molly,'' CBS, 8.52 million.

12. ''The Mentalist,'' CBS, 8.48 million.

13. ''CSI,'' CBS, 7.84 million.

14. ''NCIS: New Orleans,'' CBS, 7.70 million.

15. ''The Big Bang Theory'' (Special), CBS, 6.85 million.

16. ''NCIS: Los Angeles,'' CBS, 6.84 million.

17. Holiday Bowl: Nebraska at USC, ESPN, 6.80 million

18. ''Scorpion,'' CBS, 6.58 million.

19. ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas,'' ABC, 5.96 million.

20. ''America's Funniest Home Videos,'' ABC, 5.91 million.


ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.

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