CBS scores easy ratings victory with 12 shows

By DAVID BAUDER | October 11, 2011 | 3:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, Fox and NBC are having a hard time keeping up with CBS in the prime-time Nielsen television ratings.

CBS had another easy victory last week. Nielsen said that for the first three weeks of the TV season, 20 of the 30 most popular programs aired on CBS.

CBS had 11 of its scripted series in Nielsen's top 20 last week, plus "60 Minutes." NBC had a football game and two of its pregame shows, ABC had two "Dancing With the Stars" episodes and Fox had two versions of "The X-Factor." The only scripted show in Nielsen's top 20 that didn't air on CBS was ABC's "Modern Family."

The Sunday night football game between Green Bay and Atlanta was the only prime-time show to top the 20 million mark.