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The top 10 pop songs for the week of July 24. The number to the right is last week's ranking. 

1    2    Rude  -  MAGIC!
2    4    Stay With Me  -  Sam Smith
3    1    Problem -   Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea
4    3    Am I Wrong  -  Nico & Vinz
5    8    Maps  - Maroon 5
6    6    Chandelier -   Sia
7    5    Fancy  -  Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
8    7    Summer  -  Calvin Harris
9    --    Love Runs Out  -  OneRepublic
10    --    Latch -   Disclosure Featuring Sam Smith

Source: Top 10 Songs.com

The Nielson Ratings Top 25 television programs on broadcast TV (viewers 18-49) for the week ending July 20.

1    MLB All Star Game    FOX  
2    Big Brother Sunday        CBS   
3    Big Brother Thursday        CBS  
4    Big Brother Wednesday        CBS  
5    America's Got Talent Tuesday        NBC   
6    Under the Dome        CBS   
7    Masterchef        FOX   
8    Bachelorotte        ABC   
9    24: Live Another Day        FOX   
10    American Ninja Warrior        NBC   
11    Hell's Kitchen       FOX   
12    Big Bang Theory    CBS  
13    Family Guy    FOX   
14    Extant           CBS  
15    Big Bang Theory    CBS   
16    20/20       ABC  
17    American Dad    FOX   
18    America's Got Talent Wednesday    NBC   
19    Mike & Molly    CBS   
20    Dateline         NBC  
21    Millers    CBS 
22    Night Shift        NBC
23    Criminal Minds    CBS  
24    Wipeout      ABC  
25    Hollywood Game Night        NBC

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