Unsurprisingly the holiday week was led by sports, with the top five sports dominated by NFL and college bowl games (or post-game coverage).
Those of you looking for Men of a Certain Age, it didn't make the top 25, and was #29 based on viewing with 3.696 million on December 21. And since there's not much going on this week, last night's (12/28 episode) dropped a little further to 3.123 million. Hard to say how much of that was because there was no new episode of The Closer as a lead-in last night, how much was due to the holidays and how much of that was due to Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings trying to stage an overtime comeback that fell just short on ESPN. I can tell you that last night's Monday Night Football game averaged 17.01 million, nearly six million more than last week's game (listed below) and that it is a fact that men of a certain age really like NFL football...
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Update: top 25 list updated to include shows that were left off the initial list I had (if you're interested in why, see comments in the comment section).
Top 25 cable shows for the week ending December 27, 2009:
|Rank||Shows||NET||DAY(S)||Time||Viewers Live+SD (000)2|
|3||2009 - CHARGERS VS. TITAN||NFLN||Fri||07:34P-10:30P||6,883|
|4||COLL FTB TONIGHT SCOREB L||ESPN||Sat||07:44P-08:00P||6,329|
|12||24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY||TBSC||Thu||08:00P-10:00P||4,398|
|14||COLL GAMEDAY SCOREBOARD L||ESPN||Sat||04:15P-04:30P||4,370|
|16||24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY||TBSC||Fri||10:00A-12:00P||4,202|
|18||24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY||TBSC||Fri||12:00P-02:00P||4,068|
|22||POLAR EXPRESS, THE||DSNY||Mon||08:00P-09:50P||3,882|
|25||FANBOY & CHUM CHUM||NICK||Thu||12:00P-12:30P||3,753|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)