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Overnight Results for Sunday, January 20

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January 21st, 2008

Scoreboard for Sat. Jan. 20, 2008 FOX ABC CBS NBC CW
Total Viewers (million) 48.58 7.94 7.88 4.51 .69
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 18.6/40 2.8/6 2.0/4 1.2/3 0.2/0

The NFC conference championship dominated primetime ratings on the East coast, and let's face it, if there's an East coast-bias in anything, it's with Nielsen Ratings. Based on the numbers, the East coast was as captivated with the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in high definition as I was. The NFC championship averaged 48.58 million viewers. Contrast that with the Super Bowl and you will see there is still big upside for FOX in a couple of weeks. Certainly last night's NFC conference final was the most watched program since TVbytheNumbers.com launched last September.

Football dominated and otherwise there wasn't much to write home about (41 more million people preferred to watch NFL football than a CBS special on Global Warming -- shocking, I know).   It would seem that as long as the tundra is frozen, people can't get too upset about global warming.  If it makes you feel any better, more than 38 million preferred NFL to the season finale of CBS' The Amazing Race, too. 

For full half-hourly details check out Berman's site. Note to TVBigshot's players: we don't get HH ratings info over the weekend, but will include it in the Sunday through Thursday overnight info whenever it is available. Also note that publishing of weekly information (normally Tuesdays, this week Wednesday) and overnight information will be impacted due to the MLK holiday. Normally we'd have HH ratings for Sunday night, but not this week. Sorry folks.

Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

 
  • richard stieglitz

    Wonder what CBS was thinking to air the last episode of TAR against the NFC Championship game?

  • Rena Moretti

    I think they thought they could take in second place and they did.

    Apparently it was decent counter programming.

  • richard stieglitz

    Wonder what CBS was thinking to air the last episode of TAR against the NFC Championship game?

  • Rena Moretti

    I think they thought they could take in second place and they did.

    Apparently it was decent counter programming.

  • E

    I think CBS did a terrible job with this edition of AMAZING RACE.
    They televised it during the 2 holiday weeks, and during the NFC championship.
    The show got no respect. With the writers strike going on and networks looking for additional programming, CBS should have milked this edition. They should have had a clip show last night, and then have the finale next week, since there is no football on.
    Also, anyone know when the next installment of AMAZING RACE will be?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    E, Amazing Race is expected back in spring 2008, but I have not yet seen any announced dates.

  • E

    I think CBS did a terrible job with this edition of AMAZING RACE.
    They televised it during the 2 holiday weeks, and during the NFC championship.
    The show got no respect. With the writers strike going on and networks looking for additional programming, CBS should have milked this edition. They should have had a clip show last night, and then have the finale next week, since there is no football on.
    Also, anyone know when the next installment of AMAZING RACE will be?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    E, Amazing Race is expected back in spring 2008, but I have not yet seen any announced dates.

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