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The opening round of the NFL playoffs scored huge ratings for every network that aired a game. CBS had the lone prime-time contest of the weekend, and easily led both the 18-49 and viewer rankings for Jan. 4-10.

NBC’s Golden Globe Awards broadcast (5.5 in 18-49, 18.51 million viewers) finished second in the demo and third in viewers, behind football and “NCIS.” “American Idol” debuted at fifth and seventh in the 18-49 rankings.

Top 25 broadcast shows in adults 18-49 for Jan. 4-10, 2016

Rank Show Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 AFC WILDCARD PLAYOFF CBS 10.1 12780
2 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NBC 5.5 6916
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 4821
4 THE SIMPSONS FOX 3.6 4559
5 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY – P FOX 3.0 3744
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.8 3498
7 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY – P FOX 2.7 3409
7t NCIS CBS 2.7 3379
9 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 2.5 3110
10 THE BACHELOR – P ABC 2.2 2839
10t SCORPION CBS 2.2 2748
12 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.1 2701
12t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.1 2666
12t THE MIDDLE ABC 2.1 2648
12t COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE FOX 2.1 2621
12t BLACK-ISH ABC 2.1 2618
17 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.9 2384
17t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.9 2379
17t SUPERGIRL CBS 1.9 2365
20 FAMILY GUY FOX 1.8 2340
20t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 2318
20t SHADES OF BLUE – P NBC 1.8 2300
20t MOM CBS 1.8 2276
20t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.8 2234
20t SUPERSTORE NBC 1.8 2220

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Jan. 4-10, 2016

Rank Show Net Viewers (000s)
1 AFC WILDCARD PLAYOFF CBS 31226
2 NCIS CBS 18974
3 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NBC 18511
4 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 17251
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15846
6 SCORPION CBS 11668
7 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY – P FOX 10964
8 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10846
9 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10513
10 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY – P FOX 10206
11 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9413
12 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 9270
13 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 8971
14 SUPERGIRL CBS 8746
14t CHICAGO PD NBC 8746
16 MOM CBS 8714
17 SHADES OF BLUE – P NBC 8550
18 CHICAGO MED NBC 8392
19 MODERN FAMILY ABC 8351
20 THE SIMPSONS FOX 8332
21 ANGEL FROM HELL – P CBS 8134
22 THE MIDDLE ABC 7839
23 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 7838
24 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 7652
25 THE BACHELOR – P ABC 7554

All numbers are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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