The Jets’ Super Bowl Dreams Take Number One for Week

The New York Jets attempted to reach their first Super Bowl in 42 years. Fans were glued to the screen for Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Jets and Steelers. As you’d expect, it was without rival in being the number one prime time program for the week.

An estimated 5 million people watched on WCBS with a staggering 24.7 rating.

However, once the Jets’ second-half rally fell short, viewers left the post-game show in droves. It still took number two, but lost more than half of its audience (2.3 million/11.7).

American Idol returned to WNYW for its 10th season. The two-hour debut was third for the week (2.2 million/11.1), while the second night was fourth (2 million/9.8).

More from the Top 10 after the jump.

Rounding out the Top 10

  • 5th      Hawaii Five-0                              WCBS      (1.2 million/6.3)  
  • 6th      NCIS                                                 WCBS      (1.1 million/5.8)
  • 7th*   Jersey Shore (January 20)     MTV       (1.1 million/5.5)
  • 7th*   Jersey Shore (January 17)     MTV       (1.1 million/5.5)
  • 9th     Modern Family                           WABC      (1 million/5.3)
  • 10th  Two and a Half Men                  WABC      (1 million/5.2)

Fox 5 News at 10 cracked the Top 20 on January 19 (694,000/3.4).

WNBC only had two shows register in the Top 30, the highest was new drama Harry’s Law at number 26 (621,000/3.1).