Giants, Routed By Packers, Take Weekly Number One

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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).

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