Nielsen ratings

Prime-time viewership, in millions, compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week ending Aug. 22:

1. NFL Pre-Season: Minnesota vs. San Francisco, featuring Brett Favre, above, NBC, 10.82

2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.3

3. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.19

4. "Wipeout" (Tuesday), ABC, 8.98

5. "NCIS," CBS, 8.79

6. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 8.48

7. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.38

8. "NFL Pre-Season Pre-Game Show," NBC, 8.26

9. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 8.03

10. "Big Brother 12" (Sunday), CBS, 7.73