TV Ratings: Cowboys/Giants dominates week, Jay Leno, Emmys, The Office…

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September 22nd, 2009

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NBC ends the 2008-2009 season on a very good note.  2009-2010 got off to a bit different start last night. But let NBC look back, at least for a moment, with a smile on its face and ahead to the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010...

Sunday Night Football's matchup between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys led both with adults 18-49 and with overall viewers.  The game nearly averaged 25 million viewers during its 199 minutes of broadcast.  Last week's premiere of The Jay Leno Show was third both overall and with adults 18-49.

The week also featured the finales of America's Got Talent and Big Brother, along with the premieres of many shows, including The Biggest Loser, Community and The Office on NBC and Survivor on CBS.  I'll let you get to the charts, both the top 25 shows with adults 18-49 and overall viewers are below...

Weekly cable show ratings and overnight broadcast show ratings are also available.

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending September 20, 2009:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 9.8 12,946
2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 7.2 9,472
3 JAY LENO SHOW-MON P NBC 5.3 6,931
4 CBS NFL NATL POST GAME P CBS 5.2 6,870
5 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 4.9 6,492
6 EMMY AWARDS(S) S CBS 4.2 5,577
7 OFFICE P NBC 4.1 5,408
8 Biggest Loser 8 P NBC 3.8 5,060
9 COMMUNITY P NBC 3.8 4,958
10 SURVIVOR: SAMOA - SPECIAL(S) S CBS 3.6 4,766
11 JAY LENO SHOW-WED P NBC 3.5 4,590
12 AMERICA GOT TALENT-WED 9P NBC 3.5 4,556
13 JAY LENO SHOW-TUE P NBC 3.4 4,476
14 60 Minutes R CBS 3.3 4,332
15 AMERICA GOT TALENT 9/14(S) S NBC 3.3 4,316
16 Glee FOX 3.2 4,152
17 BONES P FOX 3.1 4,066
18 Fringe P FOX 3.0 3,916
19 Big Brother 11-TUE CBS 2.8 3,729
20 JAY LENO SHOW-THU P NBC 2.7 3,614
21 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC 2.7 3,544
22 Family Guy R FOX 2.7 3,492
23 Simpsons-SUN 8:30P R FOX 2.5 3,276
24 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX 2.4 3,200
25 MANANA PARA SIEMPRE WED UNI 2.4 3,194

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending September 20, 2009

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 24,817 15.1 25
2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 18,910 11.5 19
3 JAY LENO SHOW-MON P NBC 18,418 11.5 19
4 AMERICA GOT TALENT-WED 9P NBC 15,788 9.5 16
5 CBS NFL NATL POST GAME PD CBS 15,515 9.7 18
6 AMERICA GOT TALENT 9/14(S) S NBC 13,902 8.5 13
7 EMMY AWARDS(S) S CBS 13,471 8.7 14
8 JAY LENO SHOW-WED P NBC 13,363 8.5 15
9 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 13,362 8.3 14
10 60 MINUTES R CBS 13,122 8.4 14
11 NCIS CBS 12,435 8.0 13
12 SURVIVOR: SAMOA - SPECIAL(S) S CBS 11,664 6.8 11
13 JAY LENO SHOW-TUE P NBC 11,085 7.1 12
14 BONES P FOX 10,363 6.3 11
15 BIGGEST LOSER 8 P NBC 9,900 6.2 10
16 Mentalist, THE R CBS 9,069 6.2 11
17 JAY LENO SHOW-THU P NBC 8,823 5.7 10
18 CSI R CBS 8,800 5.7 9
19 OFFICE P NBC 8,211 4.8 8
20 COMMUNITY P NBC 7,887 4.7 8
21 Fringe P FOX 7,817 4.6 8
22 BIG BROTHER 11-TUE CBS 7,780 4.8 8
23 CSI: NY R CBS 7,756 5.2 9
24 JAY LENO SHOW-FRI P NBC 7,599 5.0 9
25 Dateline FRI NBC 7,380 5.1 10

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All numbers above are Live +SD (live viewing and same day DVR viewing) unless otherwise noted.

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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