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“The Voice” Finale Trumps “The X Factor” Finale in the Nielsens

Mark Seliger/NBC(NEW YORK) -- It's clear that NBC's The Voice was the most popular singing competition of the fall season, and not Fox's The X Factor.

The season finale of The Voice, won by Cassadee Pope, drew an audience of 14.1 million viewers on Dec. 18.  Two nights later, The X Factor's season finale, on which Tate Stevens was crowned the champion, was seen by 9.66 million.

Usually, NBC's Sunday Night Football is the most popular primetime program for a given week during the fall season.  But that wasn't the case last week, when the CBS drama NCIS led the way with 19.6 million viewers.

NBC won the network ratings race for the week, followed by CBS, Fox, ABC, Univision, the CW, Telemundo and ION Television.

Here are the top 10 primetime programs for the week of Dec. 17-23, according to the Nielsen Company:

1. NCIS, CBS, 19.59 million.
2. NFL Football: San Francisco at Seattle, NBC, 19.50 million.
3. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 15.48 million.
4. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 14.13 million.
5. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 13.67 million.
6. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 13.37 million.
7. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 10.95 million.
8. The OT, Fox, 10.94 million.
9. Mike & Molly, CBS, 10.79 million.
10. Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 10.54 million.

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