Jets Patriots Battle to Top of Weekly Ratings

By Jerry Barmash Comment

The New York Jets dropped their third straight Sunday losing to their archrival, the New England Patriots, 30-21. But the game, seen on WCBS/Channel 2, rolled up big numbers. The final 15 minutes (7:15 to 7:30 p.m.) of the Week 5 matchup topped the ratings with an estimated 2.1 million viewers and a 10.9 rating, according to the Nielsen Company.

As for the entire game, it landed at number four (1.4 million/7.5).

From football to baseball, as the New York Yankees wound down.

The Yankees season finale, Game 5 of the American League Division Series on TBS, took the number two slot (1.8 million/9.3). Game 4 also “plated” high in third place (1.5 million/7.6), while Game 3 had a sixth-place finish (1.2 million/6.4).

CBS’ 60 Minutes turned in another strong performance at number five (1.3 million/6.7).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • Seventh      Dancing With The Stars (Monday)     WABC       (1.1 million/5.7)
  • Eighth                 Modern  Family                                 WABC       (1 million/5.2)
  • Ninth           Dancing With The Stars (Tuesday)    WABC       (949,000/4.9)
  • *Tenth              Two and a Half Men                           WCBS        (937,000/4.8)
  • *Tenth            Sunday Night Football                       WNBC       (933,000/4.8)


Episodes of the X Factor on WNYW/Channel 5 were number 12 (915,000/4.7) and 20th (742,000/3.8).

Also in 20th place, the season premiere of House (751,000/3.8).

CBS’ breakout comedy, Two Broke Girls, was number 19 for the week (761,000/3.9).

The exploits of Snooki and company had a 23th-place showing for MTV’s Jersey Shore (707,000/3.6).