Nielsen ratings

Prime-time viewership, in millions, compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week ending Aug. 23:

1. "Emmy Awards," NBC, 13.5

2. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.8

3. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.52

4. Exhibition Football: Pittsburgh at Denver, Fox, 10.13

5. "NCIS," CBS, 9.19

6. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.74

7. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 8.39

8. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 8.36

9. "Big Brother 12,"

hosted by Julie Chen, above (Wednesday), CBS, 7.99

10. "Wipeout" (Tuesday), ABC, 7.98

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