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TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: Brett Favre, Modern Family, Two and a Half Men, NCIS, DWTS, The Big Bang Theory Top Week 5 Viewing

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October 26th, 2010

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As usual, Sunday Night Football came out on top with adults 18-49, and with Brett Favre-fueled ratings, also was easily on top with total viewers.   With adults 18-49, Sunday Night Football more than doubled its closest non Sunday Night Football related competition.  Sunday Night Football pulled a 9.8 rating with adults 18-49 compared to a 4.7 rating for Modern Family, which was tops among scripted content with adults 18-49.

The game was the most-watched Sunday Night Football broadcast ever, and the most-watched NFL game in primetime in October in fourteen years.

Though not even Favre could double the total overall viewing numbers for a Leroy Jethro Gibbs-fueled NCIS, but Sunday Night Football still won comfortably 25.7 million vs. 19.4 million.  NCIS was also strong with adults 18-49, trailing only Two and a Half Men and Modern Family as well as Sunday Night Football.

Those looking for Glee and Fox's Sunday animations, they had the week off from an original episodes due to prior scheduling related to the baseball playoffs.  Glee will be back this week and will surely be in the next top 25, the animated series return the following week.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending October 24, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 9.8 12,821
2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 6.9 9,046
3 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 4.9 6,407
4 Modern Family ABC 4.7 6,242
5 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 4.4 5,827
6 NCIS CBS 4.3 5,593
7 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 4.1 5,402
8 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 4.0 5,297
9 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.0 5,194
10 Desperate Housewives ABC 3.9 5,172
11 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.9 5,138
12 Criminal Minds CBS 3.7 4,826
13 SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA CBS 3.6 4,775
14 HOUSE FOX 3.6 4,752
15 FOX MLB NLCS GAME 5(S) S FOX 3.5 4,571
16 Undercover Boss CBS 3.5 4,554
17 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 3.5 4,539
18 OFFICE NBC 3.4 4,478
19 AMAZING RACE 17 CBS 3.4 4,465
20 CSI CBS 3.4 4,453
21 FOX MLB NLCS GAME 6(S) S FOX 3.4 4,425
22 60 Minutes CBS 3.4 4,421
23 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.3 4,365
24 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC 3.2 4,215
25 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 3.2 4,161

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Primetime Broadcast Network Total viewing (all ages) for the week ending  October 24, 2010:

Rank2 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 25,675 15.4 25
2 NCIS CBS 19,406 11.7 19
3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 19,335 11.4 18
4 Dancing with the Stars ABC 19,330 12.3 19
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 16,003 9.7 15
6 60 Minutes CBS 15,786 9.8 16
7 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 15,530 9.8 15
8 CSI CBS 14,962 9.0 14
9 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 14,459 8.8 14
10 Mentalist, THE CBS 14,421 9.0 16
11 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 13,686 8.2 14
12 Two and a Half Men CBS 13,536 8.2 12
13 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 13,052 7.9 13
14 SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA CBS 12,256 7.0 12
15 GOOD WIFE, THE CBS 12,169 7.9 14
16 Desperate Housewives ABC 12,159 7.7 12
17 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 12,004 7.0 11
18 Modern Family ABC 11,972 7.1 11
19 FOX MLB NLCS GAME 6(S) S FOX 11,639 6.7 12
20 Amazing Race 17 CBS 11,416 6.7 10
21 FOX MLB NLCS GAME 5(S) S FOX 11,196 6.9 12
22 Blue Bloods CBS 11,152 7.0 13
23 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 10,974 7.2 11
24 Castle ABC 10,949 7.2 12
25 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10,944 7.0 12

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

 
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