'America's Got Talent' laps the television field

Much to NBC's delight, there really hasn't been much competition for "America's Got Talent" as the summer's favorite television show.

Last week's version of the competition was seen by 12.4 million people, the Nielsen company said Thursday. That's nearly 5 million more than the week's second most popular show, "World of Dance," which has the advantage of following "Talent" on NBC's schedule on Tuesday nights.

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, Katherine Heigl, Laverne Cox, Dule Hill and Elliott Gould are starring in CBS' version of "Burn-off Theater."

They were the ensemble in the network drama "Doubt,"...