New York Jets Lose to the Steelers, But Win the Ratings Week

Despite losing to the Steelers Sunday night, 27-10, at Heinz Field, enough Jets (and Steeler) fans tuned in to catapult to the top spot in the weekly prime time ratings. The game, broadcast by CBS, reeled in a 1.8 million fans on Channel 2 with a 9.1 rating, according to Nielsen.

Thanks to those strong numbers, 60 Minutes placed second with a shade less than 1.1 million viewers and a 5.6 rating.

In addition, as NBC’s Sunday Night Football, even without the local feel, piled up huge ratings. The Lions and Niners landed in third place with 1 million WNBC viewers and a 5.1 rating.

In the battle of singing competitions, the new season of NBC’s The Voice and Fox’s X Factor are going head-to-head. X Factor has become part “fascination Factor” as Britney Spears debuted as a judge. X Factor grew first blood as the fourth and fifth (tied) most popular shows for the week, combining for 809.5 million WNYW viewers and a 4.1 rating.

As for The Voice, making its fourth cycle, it tied for fifth with X Factor (779,000/4.0) and had a ninth-place result (696,000/3.6).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • New York TV ratings. Week of September 16:
  • Finish Show Network Viewers Rating
    7th America’s Got Talent (Finale) WNBC 736K 3.8
    8th America’s Got Talent WNBC 723K 3.7
    10th Glee WNYW 686K 3.5

    Matthew Perry’s latest vehicle, the NBC comedy Go On, premiered at number 11 (661,000/3.4).

    WABC made its first appearance (only of two) at 13 with Shark Tank (626,000/3.2).

    The Yankees and the YES Network made four visits to the Top 30, with the highest rated at 18 (510,000/2.6).

    ESPN’s opening Monday night double header was 14th (604,000/3.1).

    And lest we forget, the Kardashians, and Keeping Up with them. The latest episode of their E! reality show tied for 29th (410,000/2.1)

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