Yankees Propel TBS to Weekly Top Spot

As the New York Yankees were methodically moving into the second round of the post-season, their first round scored big numbers on TBS.

The Yankees earned a sweep, but the three ALDS victories last week cracked the Top 10, according to the Nielsen Company.

The playoff opener, Wednesday night against Minnesota, had the best showing–number one. The New York audience to the basic cable channel was 1.5 million with a 7.6 rating. Saturday night’s clincher was fifth for the week (1.2 million/6.1). Game two on Thursday night, likely hurt by the early evening start time, “struggled” to a ninth-place finish (1.1 million/5.6).

On WABC, Monday’s two-hour Dancing With The Stars fell short of number one (1.5 million/7.5). The result’s show held down fourth position (1.2 million/6.3).

A late start for 60 Minutes didn’t hamper viewing habits on WCBS. The venerable newsmagazine took number three (1.2 million/6.4).

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WNYW made its first entry into the weekly ratings at number seven, thanks to Glee (1.2 million/6.0).

WCBS rounded out the Top 10 with The Good Wife, the late Sunday afternoon NFL (that rolled into prime time), NCIS: L.A., and NCIS.

Hawaii 5-0 was the highest rated new show. The CBS drama took up residence at number 14 (916,000/4.5).

In a touch of irony, the Sunday night 11 p.m. newscast on WABC outshined its lead-in—Brothers and Sisters.

Eyewitness News was 21st (790,000/3.9), while the Sally Field drama had a 23rd-place showing (771,000/3.8).

Sunday Night Football gave WNBC one of its two slots in the Top 30. The Eagles/49ers matchup was number 16 for the week (842,000/4.2).

MTV’s Jersey Shore brought up the rear, finishing in a tie for 29th (699,000/3.5).