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Thanks to American football returning at the university level, ABC found itself at the top of US broadcast prime-time ratings this week.

college football 7 sept 2017A marquee night game between No 1-ranked Alabama and No 3 Florida State drew 12.34 million viewers according to Nielsen, good for second place for the week just behind the Tuesday America’s Got Talent (13.13 million).

For the week, ABC averaged 4.61 million viewers in prime time, edging NBC and America's Got Talent, which claimed 4.59 million on average. They were followed by CBS with 3.9 million; FOX with 2.3 million; and Univision and Telemundo, with 1.41 million.

Aside from the two leading programmes, other top performers were a Wednesday broadcast of America's Got Talent, with 11.09 million; College Football Pre-Game on ABC with 7.4 million; and 60 Minutes with 7.05 million.

In cable ratings, Fox News prevailed again with 2.13 million prime-time viewers, ahead of ESPN's 1.78 million, MSNBC's 1.75 million, USA Network with 1.59 million and HGTV with 1.36 million.