TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: ‘Sunday Night Football,’ ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Top Week 15

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Sunday Night Football (Cowboys/Giants) towered over the weekly charts with adults 18-49 and total viewers in the broadcast week ending January 1. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve was the week’s top non-sports program, and a repeat of The Big Bang Theory was again the top unscripted show with adults 18-49. NCIS  was the week’s top scripted show in total viewing.

Four Univision telecasts made the top 25.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending January 1, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 9.8  12,487
2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 7.4  9,468
3 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 5.0  6,351
4 NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN EVE ’12(S) S ABC 4.1  5,229
5 60 MINUTES – SP 1/1(S) S CBS 2.9  3,697
6 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 2.8  3,625
7 FUERZA DEL DESTINO MON UNI 2.7  3,426
8 NEW YR ROCKIN EVE:40ANNIV(S) S ABC 2.5  3,165
9 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC 2.4  3,094
10 TWO AND A HALF MEN 12/26(S) SR CBS 2.4  3,039
11 CRIMINAL MINDS R CBS 2.4  3,032
12 OT, THE FOX 2.3  2,980
13 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT R CBS 2.1  2,742
14 NCIS R CBS 2.1  2,738
15 MIKE & MOLLY SP-12/26(S) SR CBS 2.1  2,729
16 CSI R CBS 2.1  2,654
17 MODERN FAMILY R ABC 1.9  2,461
18 2 BROKE GIRLS SP-12/26(S) SR CBS 1.9  2,414
19 FAMILIA CON SUERTE TUE UNI 1.8  2,326
20 HOW I MET YR MOTHER 12/26(S) SR CBS 1.8  2,308
21 FAMILIA CON SUERTE THU UNI 1.8  2,276
22 FAMILIA CON SUERTE WED UNI 1.8  2,250
23 NCIS: LOS ANGELES WED-SP(S) SR CBS 1.8  2,247
24 FAMILY GUY SP-NY DAY(S) SR FOX 1.7  2,208
25 MENTALIST, THE R CBS 1.7  2,189


Primetime Broadcast Total Viewership for the week:

Rank 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  27,624 15.7 25
2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC  21,234 11.8 19
3 60 MINUTES – SP 1/1(S) S CBS  14,454 8.7 14
4 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC  14,438 8.1 13
5 NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN EVE ’12(S) S ABC  12,921 6.3 13
6 NCIS R CBS  12,577 7.8 13
7 CRIMINAL MINDS R CBS  10,599 6.6 11
8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS  10,164 6.1 10
9 CSI R CBS  9,736 6.1 11
10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES WED-SP(S) SR CBS  9,174 5.7 10
11 MENTALIST, THE R CBS  8,901 5.6 10
12 PERSON OF INTEREST R CBS  8,511 5.2 9
13 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS(S) S CBS  8,398 5.4 9
14 NEW YR ROCKIN EVE:40ANNIV(S) S ABC  8,361 4.3 9
15 TWO AND A HALF MEN 12/26(S) SR CBS  8,149 5.0 8
16 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT R CBS  7,594 4.5 8
17 MIKE & MOLLY SP-12/26(S) SR CBS  7,378 4.5 7
18 CSI: NY R CBS  7,285 4.6 8
19 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC  7,254 4.2 7
20 UNFORGETTABLE – SP 1/1(S) SR CBS  7,117 4.6 7
21 BLUE BLOODS R CBS  6,765 4.3 8
22 OT, THE FOX  6,441 3.8 6
23 GOOD WIFE, THE – SP 1/1(S) SR CBS  6,256 4.3 7
24 CSI: MIAMI – SP 1/1(S) SR CBS  6,247 4.2 7
25 GIFTED MAN, A R CBS  6,240 4.0 7


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

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