Prime-time viewership, in millions, compiled by Nielsen for the week ending March 17.

1. “The Big Bang Theory,” starring Jim Parsons, CBS, 15.9

2. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 14.34

3. “American Idol” (Wednesday), Fox, 13.44

4. “NCIS,” CBS, 13.18

5. “Two and a Half Men,” CBS, 12.18

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