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

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January 5th, 2010

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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