Nfc Title Game Tops, But Housewives Beats It
What Sunday night's NFC title game between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers may have lacked in excitement, it made up for in ratings. The game scored a whopping 17.6 rating and a 25 share in primetime, according to Nielsen overnights, well ahead of the 14.0/24 for last year's contest. Nevertheless, ABC also finished strongly with an average 10.8/16, thanks largely to a 15.3/22 for Desperate Housewives in the 9:00 p.m. hour, which beat the 14.9/20 for the final hour of the football game. The game peaked at 7:00 p.m. with a 19.6/30, then declined to an 18.2/26 at 8:00 p.m.