There will be no more The Walking Dead in these reports for many months, but Monday Night Football still rules. The Jets/Patriots game topped week 12 cable viewing with 16.5 million viewers.
The late fall return of The Closer was a distant second, averaging 5.8 million viewers. The Thursday NFL contest was third with 5.4 million viewers. Even though the NFL Network is only available in ~50% of the home in the U.S., those Thursday games are taking a bite out of broadcast and other cable shows.
All numbers below are live plus same day DVR viewing up to 3am after the initial telecast.
Top 25 Basic cable shows for the week ending December 12, 2010:
|3||2010 – COLTS VS. TITANS||NFLN||Thu||08:30P-11:28P||5,394|
|6||INDIANA JNS & KINGDOM CRY||USA||Sun||09:00P-10:58P||4,698|
|11||INDIANA JNS & KINGDOM CRY||USA||Thu||07:22P-10:00P||4,513|
|12||SANTA CLAUSE 2||FAM||Sat||07:00P-09:00P||4,513|
|13||SANTA CLAUSE 3||FAM||Sat||09:00P-11:00P||4,476|
|14||POLAR EXPRESS, THE||DSNY||Wed||08:00P-09:55P||4,398|
|20||INDI JONES N THE LST CRUS||USA||Sat||08:08P-11:00P||4,140|
|21||MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN L||ESPN||Mon||07:00P-08:29P||4,123|
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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)