A satisfying week for Jeff Zucker and the crew at the Peacock network. With success in NFL playoffs, American Gladiator,, the debut of Law & Order and continued success with Law & Order: and Deal or No Deal, NBC snags three out of the top five spots, five out of the top ten and nine out of the top twenty. Led by football post-game, Roger Clemens on , and a strong outing in reruns by , CBS placed three shows in the top ten and six shows overall. If not for the Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl NCAA festivities, FOX would have been completely shut out of this week's top 20, with the three Bowl games FOX's only representatives on the list. But fear not FOX lovers, debuts one week from tonight (I know Tony Kornheiser can hardly wait!).
Not a great week for the Mouse, with ABC only landing two shows in the top 20 (both in the top 10). Perhaps the Mouse will take solace in knowingwas by far and away was the most watched scripted drama of the week. Perhaps not, but at least : snuck into the top ten anyway. Cashmere Mafia, which technically tied for 19th on a household basis, finished 21st in terms of viewers.
Top 20 shows by viewers for the week ending 01/06/08:
|RANK||PROGRAMS||ORIG||HH RATING (LIVE+SD)||HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)||# OF PERSONS 2+ (LIVE+SD) (000)|
|1||NFL PLAYOFF GAME (1/5)||NBC||15.0||25||25,736|
|2||NBC NFL PLAYOFF PRE-KICK (1/5)||NBC||13.8||24||23,865|
|3||NBC NFL PLAYOFF BRIDGE||NBC||13.6||24||23,482|
|4||AFC WILDCARD POST GAME||CBS||13.5||22||21,373|
|8||DEAL OR NO DEAL 1/3(S)||NBC||8.2||13||13,409|
|12||DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED||NBC||7.8||12||12,330|
|13||TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL(S)||FOX||7.7||13||12,164|
|14||AMERICAN GLADIATORS 1/6(S)||NBC||6.7||10||12,063|
|16||FEDEX ORANGE BOWL(S)||FOX||7.4||12||11,958|
|18||ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL(S)||FOX||7.0||12||11,702|
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