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CBS national ratings holding up despite Time Warner blackout, 'Under the Dome' dominates

08/13/2013 06:24 EDT | Updated 10/13/2013 05:12 EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A business dispute that has taken CBS off the air in portions of Dallas, Los Angeles and New York isn't hurting the network much in the ratings.

The Nielsen ratings company says CBS was easily the nation's most popular network last week. The miniseries "Under the Dome" continued its dominance. All three episodes of "Big Brother" finished among the 12 most-watched programs.

The Time Warner cable system began blacking out CBS in the three cities on Aug. 2. The companies are fighting over how much money Time Warner Inc. will pay for CBS Corp. programming. Negotiations continued Tuesday.

Roughly 2.8 million homes have seen their CBS programming taken off the air.