The Jets and Giants exhibition tilt was still must see TV. The Saturday night matchup on WCBS/Channel 2 grabbed the top spot for the week, according to Nielsen. An estimated 853,000 fans tuned to WCBS with a 4.4 rating.
Back to baseball, as the Yankees made five Top 30 appearances. The highest ranking was the ESPN Sunday nighter against the Red Sox (559,000/2.9) at number four.
It was a big week for 60 Minutes. The stalwart CBS newsmagazine had a second-place finish (609,000/3.1).
The Olympics exited the stage, but that means America’s Got Talent is back on NBC’s prime time schedule. The first season with Howard Stern as a judge landed in third and fifth for the week. It averaged 563,000 WNBC/Channel 4 viewers with a 2.9 rating.
More from the Top 10 after the jump
- New York TV ratings. Week of August 19:
|7th||Big Bang Theory||WCBS||510K||2.6||8th||20/20||WABC||494K||2.5||9th||Shark Tank||WABC||469K||2.4|
Fox made its first entry into the Top 30 at number 12 with Hell’s Kitchen (437,000/2.2).
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