No Surprise: Super Bowl XLIII Tops 2009 Sports Ratings And Football Dominates

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January 11th, 2010

No surprise that Super Bowl XLIII tops the list of TVB's round up of the top rated sports telecasts of 2009, and that football dominates it. The first non-football telecast was game 4 of the World Series at #16. Note that these are household ratings, not the adults 18-49 ratings (which were not available) we typically report on our site.

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Live+SD

US AA%

1 Super Bowl XLIII NBC 2/1/09 42.1 ARIZONA VS PITTSBURGH
2 Super Bowl KICK-OFF NBC 2/1/09 29.6
3 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP ON CBS CBS 1/18/09 22.0 BALTIMORE AT PITTSBURGH
4 FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP FOX 1/18/09 21.9 PHILADELPHIA AT ARIZONA
5 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF-SU CBS 1/11/09 19.6 SAN DIEGO AT PITTSBURGH
6 FOX NFC PLAYOFF-SUN FOX 1/11/09 18.8 PHILADELPHIA AT NY GIANTS
7 FOX NFC WILDCARD GAME FOX 1/4/09 17.6 PHILADELPHIA AT MINNESOTA
8 Super Bowl PREGM 530P NBC 2/1/09 16.3
9 NBC NFL PLAYOFF GAME 2 NBC 1/3/09 16.1 INDIANAPOLIS AT SAN DIEGO
10 FEDEX BCS NATL CHAMP FOX 1/8/09 15.9 OKLAHOMA VS FLORIDA
11 FOX NFL SUNDAY-NATIONAL FOX 9/13/09 15.5
12 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF-SA CBS 1/10/09 15.4 BALTIMORE AT TENNESSEE
13 AFC WILDCARD PLAYOFF CBS 1/4/09 15.0 BALTIMORE AT MIAMI
14 FOX NFC PLAYOFF-SAT FOX 1/10/09 13.8 ARIZONA AT CAROLINA
15 CBS NFL NATIONAL CBS 9/20/09 13.6
16 FOX World Series GAME 4 FOX 11/1/09 13.5 NY YANKEES AT PHILADELPHIA
17 FOX World Series GAME 6 FOX 11/4/09 13.4 PHILADELPHIA AT NY YANKEES
18 NBC NFL PLAYOFF GAME 1 NBC 1/3/09 13.1 ATLANTA AT ARIZONA
19 NBC NFL THURSDAY SPECIAL NBC 9/10/09 12.8 TENNESSEE AT PITTSBURGH
20 FOX World Series GAME 1 FOX 10/28/09 11.9 PHILADELPHIA AT NY YANKEES
21 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 9/13/09 11.8
22 SUPER BOWL PREGM 5P NBC 2/1/09 11.8
23 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 2 FOX 10/29/09 11.7 PHILADELPHIA AT NY YANKEES
24 ROSE BOWL ABC 1/1/09 11.7 PENN STATE VS USC
25 CBS NFL SINGLE - THU CBS 11/26/09 11.6 OAKLAND AT DALLAS
26 SEC CHAMP-CBS: DR PEPPER CBS 12/5/09 11.1 FLORIDA VS ALABAMA
27 FOX NFL-THU FOX 11/26/09 11.1 GREEN BAY AT DETROIT
28 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHAMPSHIPS CBS 4/6/09 10.8 MICHIGAN STATE VS UNC
29 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 5 FOX 11/2/09 10.6 NY YANKEES AT PHILADELPHIA
30 TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL FOX 1/5/09 10.4 TEXAS VS OHIO STATE
31 FOX NFL SUNDAY-SINGLE FOX 9/20/09 10.3
32 KENTUCKY DERBY NBC 5/2/09 9.7
33 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN SPORTS NETWORK 9/14/09 9.5
34 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 4 ABC 6/11/09 9.4 LA LAKERS AT ORLANDO
35 FOX MLB ALCS GAME 6 FOX 10/25/09 9.4 LA ANGELS AT NY YANKEES
36 FOX NASCAR Daytona 500 FOX 2/15/09 9.2
37 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 3 FOX 10/31/09 9.1 NY YANKEES AT PHILADELPHIA
38 CBS NFL SINGLE CBS 9/13/09 9.1
39 NFL REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 9/14/09 9.0
40 FOX MLB ALL-STAR GAME FOX 7/14/09 8.9 AMERICAN VS NATIONAL
41 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 3 ABC 6/9/09 8.6 LA LAKERS AT ORLANDO
42 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHAMP SA-2 CBS 4/4/09 8.5 VILLANOVA VS UNC
43 FOX NFL SUNDAY-REGIONAL FOX 9/13/09 8.5
44 AFC WILDCARD POST GAME CBS 1/4/09 8.5 BALTIMORE AT MIAMI
45 CBS NFL REGIONAL CBS 9/20/09 8.4
46 MASTERS GOLF TOURN.-SUN CBS 4/12/09 8.3
47 SUPER BOWL PREGM 430P NBC 2/1/09 8.3
48 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 2 ABC 6/7/09 8.2 ORLANDO AT LA LAKERS
49 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON 2 ESPN SPORTS NETWORK 9/14/09 8.0 CHARGERS VS RAIDERS
50 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 5 ABC 6/14/09 8.0 LA LAKERS AT ORLANDO
51 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHAMP-SA-1 CBS 4/4/09 7.9 MICHIGAN STATE VS UCONN
52 CBS NCAA BSKBL-BRIDGE CBS 4/4/09 7.8
53 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL FOX 1/2/09 7.8 ALABAMA VS UTAH
54 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 1 ABC 6/4/09 7.8 ORLANDO AT LA LAKERS
55 FOX NFC WILDCARD PRE FOX 1/4/09 7.6 PHILADELPHIA AT MINNESOTA
56 FOX MLB ALCS GAME 5 FOX 10/22/09 7.6 NY YANKEES AT LA ANGELS
57 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP ABC 12/5/09 7.5 TEXAS VS NEBRASKA
58 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-3 CBS 3/22/09 7.3 VARIOUS TEAMS AND TIMES
59 SUPER BOWL PREGM 4P NBC 2/1/09 7.2
60 FOX WRLD SERIES GM6-POST FOX 11/4/09 7.1 PHILADELPHIA AT NY YANKEES
61 FOX MLB ALL-STAR PRE FOX 7/14/09 7.1
62 FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP-PRE FOX 1/18/09 7.0 PHILADELPHIA AT ARIZONA
63 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP FR 2 CBS 3/27/09 6.9 KAN VS MICH ST/GONZ VS UNC
64 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP SU-2 CBS 3/29/09 6.8 UNC VS OKLAHOMA
65 PREAKNESS NBC 5/16/09 6.8
66 FOX MLB ALCS GAME 4 FOX 10/20/09 6.7 NY YANKEES AT LA ANGELS
67 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP TH 2 CBS 3/26/09 6.7 MO VS MEMPHIS/NOVA VS DUKE
68 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SA-3 CBS 3/21/09 6.7 VARIOUS TEAMS AND TIMES
69 PGA CHAMPIONSHIPS-SUN CBS 8/16/09 6.6
70 2009 NFL REG SEASON SAT NFL NETWORK 12/19/09 6.6 COWBOYS VS SAINTS
71 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP SA-2 CBS 3/28/09 6.6 VILLANOVA VS PITTSBURGH
72 NBC NFL PRE-SEASON 8/30 NBC 8/30/09 6.5 CHICAGO AT DENVER
73 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SA-4 CBS 3/21/09 6.5 W KENT VS GONZ/TEX VS DUKE
74 ROSE BOWL-PRE ABC 1/1/09 6.5
75 CAPITAL ONE BOWL ABC 1/1/09 6.4 GEORGIA VS MICHIGAN STATE
76 CBS NFL TODAY-SUN-DIV-PLF CBS 1/11/09 6.3
77 SUPER BOWL PREGM 330P NBC 2/1/09 6.3
78 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 9/13/09 6.2
79 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP PRE-GAME CBS 1/18/09 6.1
80 HOME DEPOT PRIME CLG FTBL CBS 10/10/09 6.1 FLORIDA AT LSU
81 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHAMP-POST CBS 4/6/09 6.1
82 FOX NFC PLAYOFF-PRE-SAT FOX 1/10/09 5.9 ARIZONA AT CAROLINA
83 NFL OPENING KICK-OFF SHOW NBC 9/10/09 5.9
84 FOX MLB ALCS GAME 2 FOX 10/17/09 5.8 LA ANGELS AT NY YANKEES
85 ALLSTATE BCS SELECT SHOW FOX 12/6/09 5.8
86 FOX Daytona 500 PRE-RACE FOX 2/15/09 5.8
87 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-2 CBS 3/22/09 5.8 VARIOUS TEAMS AND TIMES
88 FEDEX BCS NTL CHMP-PRE FOX 1/8/09 5.8 OKLAHOMA VS FLORIDA
89 ABC COLLEGE FTBL SP-SAT 1 ABC 10/17/09 5.7 OKLAHOMA AT TEXAS
90 KENTUCKY DERBY PRE NBC 5/2/09 5.7
91 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-EVETH1 CBS 3/19/09 5.7 VARIOUS TEAMS AND TIMES
92 SUPER BOWL PREGM 3P NBC 2/1/09 5.6
93 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP TH 1 CBS 3/26/09 5.6 PURDUE VS UCONN/XAVIER VS PITT
94 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-EVEFR2 CBS 3/20/09 5.6 VARIOUS TEAMS AND TIMES
95 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP FR 1 CBS 3/27/09 5.5 AZ VS LOU/SYR VS OKLA
96 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP SA-1 CBS 3/28/09 5.4 MISSOURI VS UCONN
97 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL FOX 1/1/09 5.4 CINCINNATI VS VIRGINIA TECH
98 NBA PLAYOFFS ON ABC-SAT 3 ABC 5/23/09 5.4 LA LAKERS AT DENVER
99 NBC AFC-NFC PRO BOWL NBC 2/8/09 5.4 NFL PRO BOWL
100 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF FNLS L ESPN 5/19/09 5.3
 
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