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TV Ratings: Super Bowl XLIV, Post Game and Undercover Boss Dominate Weekly Viewing

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February 9th, 2010

To the surprise of  absolutely nobody,  Super Bowl XLIV was the week's most watched program with both adults 18-49 and overall viewers.  Of course, with 106.48 million average viewers, it is, according to Nielsen, the most-viewed program of all time.    Post game coverage and Undercover Boss which followed the game rounded out the top three, pushing American Idol to fourth (and fifth) for the week.

For the numbers below it's not just the primetime viewing, but the viewing for the entire duration of the program.  For Super Bowl XLIV that was from 6:31p-9:50p.  The post game coverage ran from 9:50p-10:13p,  and Undercover Boss ran from 10:13p-11:13p.

Below are the top 25 tables for both adults 18-49 and overall viewing.

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

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending February 7, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 SUPER BOWL XLIV(S) S CBS 38.6 50,820
2 Super Bowl XLIV POST GAME(S) S CBS 29.1 38,353
3 UNDERCOVER BOSS P CBS 16.2 21,318
4 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 9.0 11,808
5 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 7.8 10,199
6 LOST P ABC 5.5 7,301
7 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 5.4 7,165
8 Two and a Half Men CBS 5.1 6,679
9 HOUSE FOX 4.8 6,353
10 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 4.5 5,906
11 NCIS CBS 4.3 5,644
12 LOST-8PM ABC 4.1 5,445
13 BACHELOR, THE ABC 4.1 5,442
14 Modern Family ABC 3.9 5,184
15 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.8 5,052
16 OFFICE NBC 3.8 5,032
17 KITCHEN NGHTMR SP-2/2 9P(S) S FOX 3.8 5,011
18 Biggest Loser 9 NBC 3.7 4,896
19 CSI: MIAMI CBS 3.7 4,835
20 How I Met Your Mother CBS 3.7 4,809
21 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.6 4,732
22 CSI: NY CBS 3.4 4,508
23 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 3.3 4,402
24 BONES FOX 3.3 4,379
25 Mentalist, THE CBS 3.3 4,295

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending February 7, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 Super Bowl XLIV(S) S CBS 106476 45.0 68
2 SUPER BOWL XLIV POST GAME(S) S CBS 75474 33.0 51
3 Undercover Boss P CBS 38654 19.1 32
4 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 24705 13.4 20
5 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 20999 11.9 19
6 NCIS CBS 19234 11.5 17
7 Two and a Half Men CBS 16506 9.9 15
8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 16422 10.0 15
9 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 15506 9.1 14
10 Criminal Minds CBS 14745 9.1 14
11 Mentalist, THE CBS 14682 9.3 16
12 CSI CBS 14491 8.8 14
13 CSI: NY CBS 14158 8.8 16
14 CSI: MIAMI CBS 13440 8.5 15
15 HOUSE FOX 13378 7.8 12
16 Good Wife, THE CBS 12808 8.4 14
17 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 12549 8.1 13
18 BONES FOX 12372 7.4 12
19 LOST P ABC 12090 6.7 11
20 BACHELOR, THE ABC 11734 7.4 11
21 SUPER BOWL GREAT COMMRCLS(S) S CBS 10990 6.8 11
22 LOST-8PM ABC 9965 5.8 9
23 24 FOX 9957 5.9 9
24 Biggest Loser 9 NBC 9481 5.8 9
25 How I Met Your Mother CBS 9281 5.8 9

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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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