Giants, Routed By Packers, Take Weekly Number One


By Jerry Barmash Comment

As the blizzard was beginning to bear down on New York, the Giants were beginning to get crushed by the Packers. The loss dealt a serious blow to the Giants playoff chances.

But the setback, which ended at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, was the number one prime time show for week, according to the Nielsen Company.

The game had an estimated 2.3 million WNYW viewers and a 11.6 rating.

Fox’s post-game show The OT was fourth (757,000/3.8).

ESPN’s Monday Night Football, from December 20, notched a number three (780,000/3.9).

60 Minutes took second place with 950,000 watching on WCBS and a 4.7.

ABC’s traditional holiday showing of The Sound of Music had good timing of the snowstorm. The movie was fifth (747,000/3.7).

That blizzard also gave Fox 5/WNYW the 15th highest-rated program for the week for their 10 p.m. newscast on Sunday night (540,000/2.7).

A look at the rest of the Top 10 after the jump.

Rounding out the Top 10

  • The Mentalist              WCBS     (6th/675,000/3.3)
  • Two and a Half Men  WCBS     (6th/656,000/3.3)
  • Undercover Boss       WCBS    (8th/637,000/3.2)
  • NCIS: L.A.                     WCBS    (9th/619,000/3.1)
  • NCIS                                WCBS   (10th/605,000/3.0)

WNBC had two shows at number 11: Law and Order: SVU (561,000/2.8) and The Sing-Off (558,000/2.8).