"Kitchen" and "Dance" wrapped their seasons the previous
week, making competition easier, but NBC also gained on the finale of reality show "America's Got Talent." That program was No. 1 among younger viewers, pulling an audience of nearly 14 million, its
best number yet and one that made it the most-watched show on all broadcast networks since June.
A preseason NFL game on Sunday also helped the Peacock, with an audience of 9.2 million -- the largest for all nine preseason games aired so far. On cable, the first season finale of Lifetime's "Army Wives" drew 4.1 million viewers, the network's biggest audience ever for an original series.