Giants, Jets; One, Two in New York Weekly Ratings

A healthy dose of NFL action was tops in the weekly prime time ratings. The Giants fell short at the 49ers, but did not fall short in the ratings. The late afternoon Fox game, seen on WNYW/Channel 5, was number one, according to Nielsen. The game had an estimated 2 million viewers and a 10.6 rating. The Fox football spillover from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. held down the third position (1.4 million/7.2). 

Ironically, the Jets/Patriots Sunday night showcase on NBC settled for number two (1.6 million/8.4). The final 30 minutes NBC’s pre-game show Football Night in America tied for fifth-best on WNBC/Channel 4 (1 million/5.3).

Also in the Top 5, Dancing With The Stars–at number four, the two-hour performance (1.2 million/6.4) and fifth for results (1 million/5.3).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • Seventh                           NCIS                             WCBS      (1 million/5.2)
  • *Eighth          Monday Night Football         ESPN       (952,000/4.9)
  • *Eighth                      60 Minutes                     WCBS       (950,000/4.9)
  • Tenth                     Big Bang Theory               WCBS       (883,000/4.5)

X Factor is getting good numbers, but hardly in Idol’s stratosphere. Last week’s two episodes of the Simon Cowell talent competition registered 15th (802,000/4.1) and 23rd (707,000/3.6) finishes.