NEW YORK — Football helped NBC tackle its opponents again.

Chalking up its sixth consecutive ratings win, NBC could claim last week's most-watched telecast, Sunday's clash between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. It also logged three editions of "America's Got Talent" and a broadcast of "Deal or No Deal" in the top 10.

It's a winning streak forged by the Summer Olympics and the National Football League as well as its reality shows.

ABC scored with football, too, with Saturday's airing of the Ohio State vs. No. 1-ranked Southern California face-off notching fourth place for the week.

Fox's sci-fi thriller "Fringe" premiered at a healthy 12th place with 9.1 million viewers, but its critically slammed sitcom "Do Not Disturb" debuted with a disturbing 4.7 million viewers, to rank 75th.

For the week in prime time, NBC averaged 8.4 million viewers (5.3 household rating, 9 share), followed by runner-up CBS with 7.4 million (4.9 rating, 8 share), according to Nielsen Media Research figures released Tuesday.

ABC averaged 6.3 million viewers (4.0 rating, 7 share), while Fox had 6.2 million viewers (4.0 rating, 7 share).

CW averaged 2.7 million viewers (1.8 rating, 3 share), My Network TV had 1.0 million viewers (0.7 rating, 1 share) and ION 460,000 viewers (0.3 rating, 1 share).

Among the Spanish-language networks, Univision averaged 4.0 million viewers (2.0 rating, 3 share), Telemundo had 1.2 million viewers (0.6 rating, 1 share), TeleFutura 500,000 viewers (0.3 rating, 0 share), and Azteca 160,000 viewers (0.1 rating, 0 share).

In the evening news competition, ABC reclaimed the top spot for the first time since May. "World News" had 8.9 million viewers (6.1 rating, 12 share), followed by NBC's "Nightly News," averaging 8.4 million viewers (5.8 rating, 12 share), while the "CBS Evening News" had 6.2 million viewers (4.3 rating, 9 share).

A ratings point represents 1,128,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 112.8 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.

For the week of Sept. 8-14, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: 1. "Sunday Night Football" (Pittsburgh at Cleveland), NBC, 17.83 million; 2. "Sunday Night Football Pre-Kick Show," NBC, 13.56 million; 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.54 million; 4. "Saturday Night Football" (Ohio State at Southern California), ABC, 11.94 million; 5. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 11.70 million; 6. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.61 million; 7. "Football Night in America," NBC, 10.85 million; 8. "America's Got Talent" (Thursday), NBC, 9.83 million; 9. "Deal or No Deal," NBC, 9.65 million; 10. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 9.18 million.