In the weeks between the summer ending and the fall season premiering, the latest TV ratings were a hodgepodge of shows and networks.
MTV’s Jersey Shore, for the second straight week, took the number two slot in the weekly TV ratings for New York. Last week, the reality phenom with Snooki and The Situation was held back thanks to the Emmy Awards on NBC. This week, it was Disney Channel’s Camp Rock 2 that jumped to the top of the heap. The two-hour original movie had just under 1 million watching and a 4.9 rating, according to the Nielsen Company. Jersey Shore had an estimated 812,000 New York viewers with a 4.0 rating.
The next three positions all went to over-the-air programming, all on CBS. At number three and four were back-to-back Monday night hit comedies: Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory. The shows combined for an audience of 1.4 million tuned to WCBS. Venerable newsmagazine 60 Minutes notched a fourth place tie (703,000/3.5).
Ten Univision programs, seen locally on WXTV/Channel 41, cracked the Top 30. Soy tu duena had a sixth-place showing (629,000/3.1). Get WNBC, WABC and WNYW’s highest rankings for the week after the jump.
America’s Got Talent pushed WNBC into a tie for seventh (593,000/3.0)
Three Yankee games (all on the YES Network) landed in the Top 10, including a September 1 telecast at number 10 (574,000/2.9) for the week.
WNYW got its best prime time numbers from Fox 5 News at 10. Also on September 1, the broadcast had a number 18 ranking with 475,000 viewers and a 2.4 rating.
Fox 5 News at 10 actually out performed its lead-in–Master Chef (472,000/2.3).
WABC registered just one show in the weekly Top 30, and it was hardly a show. It was President Obama’s August 31 address (416,000/2.1) to the nation.