TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: NFL Wildcard Simpsons, Modern Family, Family Guy and Two and a Half Men Lead Week 16 Viewing

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Saturday’s Jets-Colts Wildcard playoff game topped all viewing in primetime for the week with both adults 18-49 and total viewers.  Fueled by an NFL lead-in Sunday, The Simpsons had its best performance all year and was tops with adults 18-49 among scripted shows.

Charlie Sheen might be self-destructing, but the ratings for  Two and a Half Men aren’t.  With no new NCIS last week, Two and a Half Men was the top scripted show with total viewers (and #8 with adults 18-49).

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending January 9, 2011:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers
1 NBC NFL PLAYOFF GAME 2(S) S NBC 11.8 15,474
2 NBC NFL PLAYOFF BRIDGE(S) S NBC 10.8 14,238
3 NBC NFL PLAYOFF PRE-KICK2(S) S NBC 10.6 13,920
4 FOX NFC WILDCARD POST GME(S) S FOX 9.4 12,372
5 SIMPSONS FOX 5.7 7,518
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.8 6,352
7 FAMILY GUY FOX 4.7 6,194
8 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 4.7 6,125
9 BOB’S BURGERS P FOX 4.5 5,976
10 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 4.4 5,765
11 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 4.2 5,478
12 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 3.9 5,122
13 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.9 5,087
14 WIPEOUT-THURS P ABC 3.8 4,939
15 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 3.7 4,803
16 CLEVELAND P FOX 3.6 4,682
17 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 3.4 4,463
18 CSI CBS 3.3 4,403
19 BIGGEST LOSER 11 P NBC 3.3 4,304
20 AT&T COTTON BOWL(S) S FOX 3.2 4,249
21 MENTALIST, THE CBS 3.1 4,024
22 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 3.0 3,994
23 $#*! MY DAD SAYS CBS 2.9 3,871
24 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.9 3,851
25 BACHELOR, THE P ABC 2.9 3,799

Primetime Broadcast Network Total viewing (all ages) for the week ending  January 9, 2011:

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 33,350 18.7 31
2 NBC NFL PLAYOFF BRIDGE(S) S NBC 31,477 18.0 31
3 NBC NFL PLAYOFF PRE-KICK2(S) S NBC 30,543 17.2 29
4 FOX NFC WILDCARD POST GME(S) S FOX 24,859 13.8 22
5 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 15,363 9.1 14
6 MENTALIST, THE CBS 14,881 9.1 16
7 CSI CBS 14,224 8.6 14
8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 13,983 8.2 14
9 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 12,831 8.0 12
10 SIMPSONS FOX 12,547 6.9 11
11 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 12,393 7.5 11
12 CSI: MIAMI CBS 11,985 7.4 11
13 MODERN FAMILY ABC 11,827 7.0 11
14 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 11,749 6.8 10
15 WIPEOUT-THURS P ABC 11,687 6.0 10
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 11,638 7.3 12
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10,995 6.8 11
18 $#*! MY DAD SAYS CBS 10,791 6.5 10
19 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 10,601 6.8 11
20 60 MINUTES CBS 10,447 6.7 10
21 NCIS 10PM-SPECIAL(S) SR CBS 10,344 6.7 12
22 LIVE TO DANCE SPECIAL(S) S CBS 10,217 6.3 10
23 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 10,154 6.1 9
24 AT&T COTTON BOWL(S) S FOX 10,014 5.8 10
25 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 9,763 5.8 9


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

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