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The final “Sunday Night Football” telecast of the season scored a big win in the weekly rankings for New Year’s week. The playoff-affecting Green Bay-Minnesota game scored a 7.9 rating in adults 18-49 and more than 24 million viewers, leading both categories by big margins.

The second part of “Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on ABC was the top non-football show of the week in adults 18-49 with a 3.9. An NFL-boosted “60 Minutes” (15.36 million) placed second in viewers.

Top 25 broadcast shows in adults 18-49 for Dec. 28, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016

Rank Show Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 7.9 10033
2 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC 4.2 5318
3 PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE PT 2 ABC 3.9 4963
4 60 MINUTES CBS 2.8 3517
5 THE OT FOX 2.6 3348
6 PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE PT 1 ABC 2.3 2897
7 THE SIMPSONS FOX 2.0 2481
8 FAMILY GUY FOX 1.7 2137
9 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 1.6 1967
10 NCIS – R CBS 1.2 1556
10t COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE – P FOX 1.2 1514
10t FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC 1.2 1482
13 MODERN FAMILY – R ABC 1.1 1450
13t AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC 1.1 1434
13t BORDERTOWN – P FOX 1.1 1430
13t HAPPY NEW YEAR, CHARLIE BROWN – S ABC 1.1 1373
13t 20/20 – FRIDAY ABC 1.1 1358
18 THE MIDDLE – R ABC 1.0 1329
18t THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS 1.0 1328
18t I GET THAT A LOT – S CBS 1.0 1302
18t A TOAST TO 2015 NBC 1.0 1298
18t DATELINE CLASSIC – FRIDAY NBC 1.0 1289
18t NEW YEAR’S EVE GAME NIGHT W/ANDY COHEN NBC 1.0 1276
18t SCORPION – R CBS 1.0 1226
25 THE GOLDBERGS – R ABC 0.9 1195

Note: 12 other shows also had 0.9 ratings in adults 18-49 but totaled fewer viewers in the demographic than “The Goldbergs.”

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Dec. 28, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016

Rank Show Net Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 24286
2 60 MINUTES CBS 15357
3 PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE PT 2 ABC 13015
4 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC 12809
5 NCIS – R – TUESDAY CBS 10369
6 PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE PT 1 ABC 8132
7 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 7987
8 THE OT FOX 7748
9 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS – S CBS 7550
10 NCIS – R – THURSDAY CBS 6948
11 SCORPION – R CBS 6448
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS 6016
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES – R CBS 6003
14 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC 5941
15 HAWAII FIVE-0 – R (9 p.m.) CBS 5884
16 HAWAII FIVE-0 – R (10 p.m.) CBS 5603
17 20/20 – FRIDAY ABC 5373
18 SUPERGIRL – R CBS 5196
19 LAW AND ORDER:SVU – R NBC 5108
20 THE MIDDLE – R ABC 5068
21 I GET THAT A LOT – S CBS 4979
22 CRIMINAL MINDS – R CBS 4977
23 DATELINE MYSTERY NBC 4901
24 HAPPY NEW YEAR, CHARLIE BROWN – S ABC 4851
25 DATELINE CLASSIC – FRIDAY NBC 4787

 

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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