The New York Giants are onto the NFC Championship and a date with the San Francisco 49ers. But first, the G-Men had to do away with the Green Bay Packers Sunday night in the divisional round. The game broadcast on Fox won the week, according to Nielsen. An estimated 4 million WNYW/Channel 5 viewers were bleeding Big Blue, with a 20.4 rating.
Fox’s post-game coverage was second-best with 2.3 million and a 12.o rating.
Saturday playoff action also performed well. Fox’s early game–the Niners and Saints (2.1 million/11.2) was number three. The prime time matchup, New England hosting Denver on CBS, was number four (2 million/10.1).
The Golden Globes on NBC took fifth place for week (1.7 million/9.1)
More from the Top 10 after the jump
- Sixth Modern Family WABC (1.1 million/5.9)
- Seventh NCIS WCBS (1 million/5.3)
- Eighth Big Bang Theory WCBS (982,000/5.0)
- Ninth The Simpsons WNYW (947,000/4.9)
- Tenth Person of Interest WCBS (889,000/4.6)
Also of note, the BCS Championship Game on ESPN was 16th (771,000/3.9).
MTV’s Jersey Shore had a 21st-place showing (705,000/3.6)