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Nielsen Ratings: 'Idol' two-steps past 'Dancing'

'American Idol" returned to the top of the Nielsen charts last week, with both editions edging out last week's champ, "Dancing With the Stars." Here are the top 10 prime-time network programs for the week ending Sunday, according to Nielsen Media Research. Programs are ranked by millions of viewers.

1. AMERICAN IDOL - WEDNESDAY, Fox, 19.5million

2. AMERICAN IDOL - TUESDAY, Fox, 19.16

3. DANCING WITH THE STARS, ABC, 19.15

4. NCIS, CBS, 17.2.

5. NCIS: LOS ANGELES, CBS, 16.0

6. THE MENTALIST, CBS, 14.8

7. TWO AND A HALF MEN, CBS, 13.8

8. THE BIG BANG THEORY, CBS, 13.7

9. SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS FINALE, CBS, 13.45

10. CSI, CBS, 13.42

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