Nielsen Top 20 Sports TV Ratings, Week of Sept 3-9

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September 13th, 2007

Top 20 Sports Shows, Week of Sept 3-9

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Fox's Sunday National NFL game wins going away, and football (college & Pro) take 16 of the top 20. Fewer people watched the US Open Mens Final on Sunday than the Monday 10pm WWE RAW telecast. Tiger's 63 to win the BMW championship didn't even make the top 20.

Interesting Naming Alert: Many of the pre and post NFL game shows in the list are shorter segments ranging generally from 9-30 minutes. Fox has taken a different tack this year with the 4pm EDT games that never seem to end by 7pm. Fox is now calling this runover "The OT". While I believe once this game is actually over that on-air the rest of the segment is called the Fox NFL Postgame show, the postgame show seems to be included in the results for The OT which was a 37 minute segment this week.

Full Top 20 Sports Shows:

RANK PROGRAMS NET Persons Live+SD (million)
1 Fox NFL Sunday - National FOX 22.1
2 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 18.2
3 NBC NFL Thursday Night Special NBC 17.8
4 CBS NFL Single CBS 15.2
5 NBC NFL Thursday Pre-Kicks NBC 13.6
6 Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick NBC 12.4
7 The OT FOX 10.3
8 FOX NFL Sunday -Regional FOX 10.1
9 NBC NFL Sunday Post NBC 9.4
10 Football Night in America NBC 9.2
11 NFL Opening Kick-Off Show NBC 8.8
12 NBC NFL Thursday Post NBC 8.7
13 Chevy Rock n Roll 400 ABC 6.8
14 College Football (Florida State/Clemson) ESPN 6.7
15 ABC College Football Game-Late ABC 6.3
16 Football Night in America Part 2 NBC 5.7
17 WWE RAW USA 5.6
18 US Open Tennis CBS 5.4
19 CBS NFL Today CBS 5.3

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