Giants and Yankees Fill Top Slots of Weekly Ratings

The New York Giants once again proved to be ratings gold. The G-Men beat the Niners, 26-3, and Fox’s late game coverage was the number-one prime time show for the week. The game had an estimated 1.7 million WNYW viewers and an 8.6 rating, according to Nielsen.

The Yankees playoff run, which abruptly concluded last night, grabbed the remaining spots in the Top 5. In second place, the ALCS opener Saturday night on TBS netted 1.5 million fans and a 7.7 rating. Game 2 of the ALCS landed in 10th place (1 million/5.2). Along with three Division Series games registering high in the weekly ratings, TBS also landed for its first round at number nine (1.1 million/5.6).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • New York TV ratings. Week of October 14:
  • Finish Show Network Viewers Rating
    *6th Modern Family(9p) WABC 1.1 M 5.9
    *6th Dancing With The Stars(result) WABC 1.1 M 5.9
    8th Modern Family(9:30p) WABC 1.1 M 5.8


    Performance night on Dancing With The Stars was 11th (1 million/5.1).

    It was a rare week for 60 Minutes falling out of the Top 10. The venerable newsmagazine had a 14th-place finish (901,000/4.6). CBS’s highest entry was NCIS at 12th (937,000/4.8).

    With still a few weeks before the live shows, The X Factor numbers slipped. The Simon Cowell-led singing competition held down 16th and 19th place, while averaging 839,000 WNYW viewers.

    NBC’s The Voice, though, did worse in 20th and 26th for the week, averaging 753,000 Channel 4 viewers. It tied for NBC’s highest rated show of the week with Sunday Night Football (784,000/4.0).

    The Vice Presidential Debate cracked the Top 30 from a pair of outlets. Fox News Channel and WABC/Channel 7 tied for 29th with 655,000 viewers and a 3.3 rating.