Nielsen ratings
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees leads the crowd in a "Who Dat" cheer prior to an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Nielsen ratings

Prime-time viewership, in millions, compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week ending Sept. 12:

1. NFL Football: Minnesota at New Orleans, featuring Drew Brees, above, NBC, 27.49

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2. NFL Football: Dallas at Washington, NBC, 25.26

3. "NFL Thursday

Pre-Kick," NBC, 19.68

4. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 19.04

5. "Football Night in America," NBC, 14.53

6. "The OT," Fox, 13.26

7. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 12.35

8. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 12.14

9. "NFL Opening Kickoff Show," NBC, 11.46

10. "NCIS," CBS, 10.08

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