Giants’ Sunday Night Loss Tops Weekly Prime Time Ratings

The New York Giants played a tight game with their AFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night. It was a late field goal that did in the G-Men, 19-17. However, it was some winning of a different sort–in the ratings. NBC’s Sunday Night Football was the highest-rated program in New York with an estimated 2.2 million viewers watching the game on Channel 4 and a whopping 11.4 rating, according to Nielsen.

Gearing up fans for the action, the final 30 minutes of pre-game show Football Night in America was third (1.3 million/6.7).

Fox had a winning week thanks to the NFL as well. WNYW registered a fourth-place showing for the 15 minute portion of late game spillover (1.1 million/5.9). The second-half of Fox’s doubleheader, even without a New York team, was seventh (1 million/5.4).

ABC’s Emmy Award winning comedy Modern Family was second-best for the week (1.5 million/7.6).

More from the Top 10 after the jump


  • New York TV ratings. Week of September 30:
Finish Show Network Viewers Rating
5th Dancing With The Stars (Monday) WABC 1.1 Mill 5.8
6th Dancing With The Stars (Tuesday) WABC 1 Mill 5.5
8th NCIS WCBS 1 Mill 5.2
*9th X Factor (Wednesday) WNYW 976,000 5.0
*9th Neighbors WABC 975,000 5.0

Also of note, CBS’ new dramas Elementary and Vegas cracked the Top 20. Elementary, the modern take on Sherlock Holmes, landed a number 12 (920,000/4.7), while Vegas had an 18th-place finish (812,000/4.1).

60 Minutes had a rare “off week” slipping out of the Top 10. The venerable newsmagazine was 13th (889,000/4.5).

X Factor‘s second installment for the week was 16th (847,000/4.3). NBC’s The Voice, though, settled for a tie at 23rd (742,000/3.8).