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Top Broadcast Shows Jan 13-20, 2008

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January 23rd, 2008

Tom BradyFOX held every spot in this week's top 5, leading with the NFC Championship featuring the NY Giants vs. Green Bay Packers on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field which when all was said and done scored a whopping 53.94 million viewers.  This was followed by 6 minutes of "post game" coverage that wasn't the official post-game show, so note that the show showing up in second place only ran 6 minutes. 

Then came both the season premiere and last Wednesday's second installment of American Idol, followed by the official (29 minute version) of the NFC championship game's post game show.

Last year's NFC championship on FOX between the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints drew 43.25 million.  Last year's AFC championship game last year between the Indianapolis Cold and New England Patriots on CBS drew  46.7 million.

The tremendous gap between the results for shows at the top of this list vs. the bottom of it seems like a huge opportunity that some seriously well-paid network executives have absolutely, unequivocally not figured out how to capitalize on, at least not on any regular basis.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fans, Sarah didn't make the list, but came in at #21 with 10.08 million viewers.

Top 20 shows by viewers for the week ending 01/20/08:

Rank PROGRAMS ORIG HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD) # OF PERSONS 2+ (LIVE+SD) (000)
1 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP - NY vs. GREEN BAY FOX 29.0 43 53,937
2 FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP-GUN FOX 21.6 33 40,640
3 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 17.7 26 33,415
4 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 16.7 25 30,437
5 FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP-POST GAME FOX 13.1 21 23,096
6 NCIS CBS 9.9 15 15,822
7 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON NBC 9.0 14 15,080
8 CSI: MIAMI CBS 9.7 16 14,799
9 CSI (R ) CBS 9.1 14 14,147
10 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 8.8 15 13,294
11 COMANCHE MOON 2(S) CBS 8.0 12 12,564
12 Law And Order:SVU NBC 8.1 13 12,205
13 COMANCHE MOON 3(S) CBS 7.5 12 12,133
14 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED NBC 7.6 12 11,807
15 Law And Order NBC 7.7 13 11,593
16 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 7.0 11 11,576
17 Two and a Half Men (R ) CBS 7.3 11 11,510
18 AMERICAN GLADIATORS NBC 6.0 9 10,610
19 Extreme Makeover:HOME ED. ABC 6.2 9 10,497
20 DANCE WAR:BRUNO/CARRIE ANN ABC 7.0 11 10,495

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • richard stieglitz

    can somone please advise where the finale of The Amazing Race came in:
    Thanks so Much!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman
  • richard stieglitz

    can somone please advise where the finale of The Amazing Race came in:
    Thanks so Much!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman
  • richard stieglitz

    thank you so very much Bill~ greatly appreciated!

  • richard stieglitz

    thank you so very much Bill~ greatly appreciated!

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