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Fresh Reality TV Was Last Week’s Big Nielsens Draw


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New reality fare remained a big draw on a prime-time landscape jammed otherwise with reruns.

A double whammy of “America’s Got Talent” gave NBC the week’s two most-watched shows, and a triple helping of CBS’ “Big Brother” rounded out the bottom of last week’s Top 10, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday.

A special edition of ABC’s “20/20” focusing on the death of Robin Williams ranked sixth.

Meanwhile, CBS scored with new episodes of its scripted summer thriller “Under the Dome,” which ranked seventh, and its crime drama, “Unforgettable,” which ranked 11th. But the network’s much-hyped sci-fi mystery, “Extant,” starring Oscar-winner Halle Berry, continued to falter, ranking 17th with a lukewarm 5.7 million viewers.

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