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TV Ratings: Pro and College Football and The Simpsons and NCIS top weekly viewing

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January 12th, 2010

NFL and College Bowl games dominated the top of the charts,  topped by Saturday night's wild card game featuring the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys.

The 20th anniversary episode of The Simpsons led all scripted programming with adults 18-49.  NCIS was the top scripted program with overall viewers.

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

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending January 10, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC NFL PLAYOFF GAME 2(S) S NBC 11.8 15,563
2 2010 CITI BCS NAT CHMP GM(S) S ABC 10.5 13,880
3 FOX NFC WILDCARD POST GME(S) S FOX 9.9 13,071
4 NBC NFL PLAYOFF PRE-KICK2(S) S NBC 9.6 12,609
5 Simpsons FOX 6.9 9,084
6 Simpsons 20TH ANV SP-1/10(S) S FOX 5.5 7,222
7 BCS CHAMPIONSHIP PRE-GAME(S) S ABC 5.2 6,816
8 Desperate Housewives ABC 4.7 6,178
9 BIGGEST LOSER 9 P NBC 4.6 6,092
10 TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL(S) S FOX 4.6 6,090
11 NCIS CBS 4.4 5,777
12 Modern Family ABC 4.1 5,386
13 CLEVELAND SP-1/10 9:30P(S) S FOX 3.8 5,039
14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.7 4,854
15 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL(S) S FOX 3.6 4,796
16 Big Bang Theory, THE R CBS 3.5 4,604
17 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 3.5 4,555
18 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS(S) S CBS 3.4 4,530
19 BACHELOR, THE P ABC 3.3 4,342
20 Cougar Town ABC 3.3 4,328
21 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 3.3 4,280
22 Extreme Makeover:HM ED-8P ABC 3.2 4,261
23 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 3.1 4,054
24 Good Wife, THE CBS 3.0 3,929
25 CHUCK 1/10(S) S NBC 2.9 3,874

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending January 10, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 NBC NFL PLAYOFF GAME 2(S) S NBC 32,124 18.0 30
2 2010 CITI BCS NAT CHMP GM(S) S ABC 30,776 17.2 28
3 NBC NFL PLAYOFF PRE-KICK2(S) S NBC 26,978 15.6 27
4 FOX NFC WILDCARD POST GME(S) S FOX 25,180 14.0 22
5 NCIS CBS 21,372 12.9 20
6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 18,070 11.0 17
7 BCS CHAMPIONSHIP PRE-GAME(S) S ABC 17,278 10.0 16
8 Simpsons FOX 14,624 8.0 12
9 Desperate Housewives ABC 14,025 8.8 13
10 Good Wife, THE CBS 13,975 9.0 15
11 TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL(S) S FOX 13,819 8.2 13
12 Two and a Half Men R CBS 11,954 7.2 11
13 Biggest Loser 9 P NBC 11,740 7.0 11
14 Simpsons 20TH ANV SP-1/10(S) S FOX 11,429 6.1 9
15 Mentalist, THE R CBS 11,012 7.3 12
16 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL(S) S FOX 10,879 6.8 11
17 Big Bang Theory, THE R CBS 10,868 6.6 10
18 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS(S) S CBS 10,814 6.8 11
19 Law And Order:SVU NBC 10,585 6.8 11
20 Extreme Makeover:HM ED-8P ABC 10,549 6.0 9
21 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 10,446 6.7 11
22 COLD CASE CBS 10,383 6.5 10
23 CSI R CBS 10,330 6.7 10
24 Modern Family ABC 10,221 6.0 9
25 60 Minutes CBS 10,027 6.4 10

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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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