NFL Wild Card Action Takes Top Slots in Weekly Ratings

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By Jerry Barmash Comments

Despite the Giants playing in the early game Sunday, Wild Card action still took the top two positions for the week. Pittsburgh vs. Denver was number one, according to Nielsen, with an estimated 2.2 million WCBS/Channel viewers and an 11.6 rating.

The second-half of NBC’s playoff doubleheader Saturday was number two (1.7 million/8.9) between Detroit and New Orleans.  NBC’s 30-minute bridge between games had a fourth-place finish (1.3 million/6.9). NBC did not make another appearance in the Top 30.

60 Minutes had another typically strong showing with a number three (1.3 million/7.1).

ABC’s Modern Family was fifth (1.2 million/6.4), while NCIS was number six for week on CBS (1 million/5.1).

There’s more from the Top 10 after the jump.

  • Seventh           Two and a Half Men          WCBS   (972,000/5.0)
  • Eighth                  Two Broke Girls              WCBS  (933,000/4.8)
  • Ninth            How I Met Your Mother    WCBS   (907,000/4.6)
  • Tenth                  Grey’s Anatomy              WABC  (861,000/4.4)

WNYW/Channel 5 did not make the survey, but MTV landed at number 11 with Jersey Shore (844,000/4.3).