Giants Super Bowl Push Takes Number One in Weekly Ratings

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By Jerry Barmash Comment

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)

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