NFL Football Snatches 9 of the Top 10 Telecasts For 2009; Academy Awards Sole Non-Pigskin

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No surprise that 9 of the top 10 single telecasts (measured by household rating) of 2009 (through Nov. 29) were NFL football, with the Academy Awards the only non-football telecast to crack the top 10. The United States of America is a football nation.

Top 10 TV Programs – Single Telecast
RANK Program Network Date Aired % of Homes in U.S. (Rating)
1 Super Bowl XLIII NBC 2/1/2009 42
2 Super Bowl Pre-Kick NBC 2/1/2009 35.2
3 Super Bowl Kick-Off NBC 2/1/2009 29.6
4 Super Bowl Post NBC 2/1/2009 25.7
5 AFC Championship On CBS CBS 1/18/2009 22
6 Fox NFC Championship FOX 1/18/2009 21.9
7 Academy Awards ABC 2/22/2009 20.6
8 AFC Divisional Playoff CBS 1/11/2009 19.6
9 Fox NFC Playoff FOX 1/11/2009 18.7
10 Fox NFC Wildcard Game FOX 1/4/2009 17.6
Source: The Nielsen Company
*Top Telecasts: Note Data from Jan 01, 2009- November 29, 2009. Household Ratings include Live and Same Day timeshifted viewing. Excludes telecasts under 5 minutes.

via Nielsen Wire.

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