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November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS returned to the top of the Nielsen ratings heap last week after striking out a week earlier against Fox’s World Series telecasts and a Glee “Rocky Horror Show” special. Fox fell to fourth place despite relatively strong numbers for Game 5 of the Series, edged out by NBC, whose only solid performance was exhibited by Sunday Night Football, but even that was beaten by ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, which attracted nearly 20 million viewers. And less than a week after he was buried in a landslide victory by his Republican opposition, President Obama demonstrated that he can still draw a crowd. His interview with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes Sunday attracted more than 15 million viewers.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:

1. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 12.5/19; 2. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 11.6/19; 3. Dancing with the Stars (Tuesday), ABC, 10.8/17; 4. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff, NBC, 9.4/15; 5. 60 Minutes, CBS, 9.3/14; 6. The Mentalist, CBS, 9.0/16; 7. World Series – Game 5, Fox, 8.8/14; 8. Criminal Minds, CBS, 8.7/14; 9. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 8.6/14; 10. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8.4/14.