Sunday Night Giants/Cowboys Matchup Wins Weekly Ratings

The Giants rallied and held on for a dramatic victory against the Cowboys in NBC’s Sunday Night Football. As expected, the game took the top spot for the week, according to Nielsen, with an estimated 2.2 million WNBC/Channel 4 viewers and an 11.4 rating.

Gearing up the vital NFC East matchup, the final half-hour of Football Night in America was number two (1.2 million/6.5).

At the same time, WCBS/Channel 2 was winning with a delayed 60 Minutes at number three (1.2 million/6.1).

WABC/Channel 7 had its first appearance in fourth place with Modern Family (1.1 million/6.0).

CBS registered a fifth-place showing with How I Met Your Mother (1 million/5.1) and number six with Two and a Half Men (972,000/5.0).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • Seventh            Amazing Race       WCBS    (938,000/4.8)
  • Eighth              Big Bang Theory     WCBS    (926,000/4.7)
  • Ninth                The Good Wife        WCBS    (898,000/4.6)
  • Tenth               Two Broke Girls      WCBS    (874,000/4.5)

Also of note, X Factor landed at 12th for performance night (830,000/4.3) and 18th for the emotional elimination (728,000/3.7).

Fox’s New Girl had a 20th-place finish (620,000/3.2).

The ABC News Republican debate from Iowa tied for 28th in New York (566,000/2.9).