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Nielsen's top programs for Feb. 16-22

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 16-22. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. "The Oscars," ABC, 37.26 million.

2. "Live From the Red Carpet," (Sunday, 8 p.m.), ABC, 23.82 million.

3. "NCIS," CBS, 18.06 million.

4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 17.49 million.

5. "Live From the Red Carpet" (Sunday, 7:30 p.m.), ABC, 16.93 million.

6. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 14.7 million.

7. "The Odd Couple," CBS, 13.57 million.

8. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 13.52 million.

9. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 13.44 million.

10. "Empire," Fox, 13.02 million.

11. "Live From the Red Carpet," (Sunday, 7 p.m.), ABC, 12.94 million.

12. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 11.6 million.

13. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 10.7 million.

14. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 10.66 million.

15. "The Mentalist," CBS, 10.1 million.

16. "Scandal," ABC, 9.62 million.

17. "Mike & Molly," CBS, 9.32 million.

18. "Person of Interest," CBS, 9.17 million.

19. "American Idol" (Thursday), Fox, 8.98 million.

20. "The Bachelor," ABC, 8.97 million.


ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; AMC is owned by AMC Networks; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.

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