Jets Nailbiter Against Steelers Number One For Week

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By Jerry Barmash Comment


The Jets holding on against the Steelers Sunday night was the number one prime time show in New York.

The 4:15 p.m. game crossed into evening by 15 minutes.

Solidifying the top spot, according to the Nielsen Company, there were 1.8 million viewers on WCBS and a 9.1 rating.

The Jets finish gave 60 Minutes a number two position for the week (1.6 million/8.2).

The Giants and Vikings, rescheduled for another city and day, was third-highest for the week. Shifted to Monday night, the WNYW broadcast had 1.5 million tuned in and a 7.8 rating.

WNBC also got into the football ratings surge. Sunday Night Football (Patriots holding off the Packers) was fifth (1.1 million/5.6).

The rest of the Top 10 follows the jump.

Rounding out the Top 10– a clean sweep for WCBS

4.  NCIS                                  (1.2 million/6.1)

6.  NCIS: LA                         (1 million/5.1)

7.  Two and a Half Men   (979,000/4.9)

8.  The Good Wife             (937,000/4.6)

*9.  Criminal Minds         (810,000/4.0)

*9.  Big Bang Theory       (808,000/4.0)

WABC had no entries in the Top 30.