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NFL, Desperate Housewives and NCIS lead weekly viewing

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January 7th, 2009

The Saturday night NFL Playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers dominated weekly viewing. Post game playoff coverage Sunday on Fox, the return of Desperate Housewives and a rerun of NCIS rounded out the top five.

If you don't see an 18-49 ranking, it just means the show wasn't ranked among the top 31 shows among 18-49 year olds that we saw data for this week. The full top 20 rankings among 18-49 year olds for broadcast shows are available here.

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows by viewers for the week ending 01/04/09:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH rating (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD) 18-49 Rank
1 NBC NFL PLAYOFF GAME 2(S) S NBC 27,792 16.1 27 1
2 NBC NFL PLAYOFF PRE-KICK2(S) S NBC 21,865 13.1 23 2
3 FOX NFC WILDCARD POST GME(S) S FOX 16,416 9.8 16 3
4 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 14,394 8.8 13 4
5 NCIS R CBS 13,433 8.1 13 18
6 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL(S) S FOX 13,369 7.8 13 5
7 COLD CASE CBS 12,673 7.9 12 15
8 60 Minutes CBS 12,322 8.1 13
9 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 11,867 7.2 11 7
10 CSI: MIAMI R CBS 11,357 7.3 12 12
11 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HM ED-8P ABC 10,935 6.4 10 6
12 SUPERSTARS OF DANCE 1/4(S) S NBC 10,553 6.3 10 9
13 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS(S) S CBS 10,513 6.6 11
14 MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD CBS 10,414 6.7 10
15 CSI SPECIAL(S) SR CBS 9,760 5.8 9 19
16 UNIT, THE CBS 9,729 6.0 10 22
17 LAW AND ORDER:SVU 12/30(S) SR NBC 9,624 6.2 10 17
18 DEAL OR NO DEAL 1/1(S) S NBC 9,488 5.7 9 24
19 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL(S) S FOX 9,319 5.4 9 10
20 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 9,093 5.9 10 8

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved

All numbers above based on live plus same day DVR viewing.

 
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