TV Ratings: Pro and College Football and Desperate Housewives top weekly viewing


NFL and College Bowl games dominated the top of the charts, and Desperate Housewives was the week’s top scripted show with both adults 18-49 and overall viewers.

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

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending January 3, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL   NBC 6.1            8,061
2 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES   ABC 5.3            6,937
3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK   NBC 5.1            6,719
4 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL(S) S FOX 5.1            6,667
5 OT, THE   FOX 4.3            5,689
6 FAMILY GUY   FOX 4.0            5,248
7 SIMPSONS   FOX 4.0            5,212
8 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3   NBC 3.7            4,864
9 ROSE BOWL-POST GAME(S) S ABC 3.5            4,663
10 BROTHERS & SISTERS   ABC 3.5            4,648
11 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HM ED-8P   ABC 3.3            4,389
12 CLEVELAND   FOX 3.3            4,310
13 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 3.0            3,968
14 AMERICAN DAD   FOX 2.8            3,716
15 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 2.8            3,625
16 60 MINUTES   CBS 2.7            3,597
17 NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN EVE ’10(S) S ABC 2.7            3,545
18 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS   ABC 2.7            3,516
19 CRIMINAL MINDS R CBS 2.4            3,184
20 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL-PRE(S) S FOX 2.4            3,170
21 NCIS R CBS 2.4            3,102
22 CSI: NY R CBS 2.3            2,991
23 20/20 SP EDITION-12/29(S) S ABC 2.3            2,986
24 CSI: MIAMI R CBS 2.2            2,848
25 SORTILEGIO WED   UNI 2.1            2,785

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending January 3, 2010:

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   16,333 10.0 16
2 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL(S) S FOX   15,533 8.5 15
3 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES   ABC   15,349 9.2 14
4 60 MINUTES   CBS   14,844 9.1 14
5 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK   NBC   14,161 8.3 13
6 NCIS R CBS   12,870 8.0 13
7 ROSE BOWL-POST GAME(S) S ABC   11,906 6.7 11
8 OT, THE   FOX   11,514 6.8 11
9 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS   11,088 6.8 11
10 CRIMINAL MINDS R CBS   11,056 7.0 12
11 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HM ED-8P   ABC   10,983 6.1 9
12 CSI: NY R CBS   10,888 7.0 13
13 BROTHERS & SISTERS   ABC   10,781 7.0 12
14 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS   ABC   10,152 5.5 9
15 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3   NBC   10,133 5.9 9
16 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS      9,935 6.1 10
17 NCIS – SUNDAY SPECIAL(S) SR CBS      9,906 6.3 9
18 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS(S) S CBS      9,627 6.2 10
19 CSI: MIAMI R CBS      9,486 6.1 11
20 SIMPSONS   FOX      8,552 4.7 7
21 NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN EVE ’10(S) S ABC      8,211 4.1 9
22 FAMILY GUY   FOX      8,164 4.6 7
23 20/20 SP EDITION-12/29(S) S ABC      8,036 5.1 9
24 MENTALIST, THE – SP 12/31(S) SR CBS      7,948 4.9 10
25 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL-PRE(S) S FOX      7,665 4.1 7

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Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)

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