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Posted: Tuesday, August 8, 2006 1:53 pm | Updated: 3:15 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

NEW YORK - Network television is in a summer snooze, with six reruns, two talent competitions and an exhibition football game filling up Nielsen Media Research's top 10 last week.

Nothing has truly caught the public's attention this summer. While NBC's "America's Got Talent" and Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" have consistently made the top 10, as they did again last week, they generally reach about a third of the audience of their obvious model, "American Idol."

The most impressive success story has been Univision's Spanish-language telenovela, "Fea Mas Bella." The Thursday edition last week had a larger audience than any scripted entertainment program on ABC all week, with the exception of two "Grey's Anatomy" reruns.

Two reruns of CBS' "Without a Trace" made the top 10 last week.

For the week, CBS led the way with an average of 7.4 million viewers in prime time (5.1 rating, 9 share), NBC had 6.9 million (4.5, 8), Fox 5.6 million (3.6, 6), ABC 5.3 million (3.6, 6), UPN 1.9 million and the WB 1.7 million (both 1.2, 2) and the i network 640,000 (0.4, 1).

Among the Spanish-language networks, Univision averaged 3.3 million viewers (1.8, 3), Telemundo had 810,000 (0.5, 1) and TeleFutura had 490,000 (0.3, 1).

NBC's "Nightly News" won the evening news ratings race, averaging 8.4 million viewers (5.9, 12). ABC's "World News" had 7.7 million viewers (5.3, 11) and the "CBS Evening News" 7.2 million (5.0, 10).

A ratings point represents 1,102,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 110.2 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.

For the week of July 31-Aug. 6, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: "CSI: Miami," CBS, 11.22 million; "Without a Trace," CBS, 10.66 million; NFL Preaseason: Oakland vs. Philadelphia, NBC, 10.56 million; "America's Got Talent," NBC, 10.53 million; "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 10.08 million; "NFL Pregame Show," NBC, 9.88 million; "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 9.79 million; "So You Think You Can Dance (Wednesday), Fox, 9.39 million; "Without a Trace" (Sunday), CBS, 9.23 million; "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.98 million.

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