Mnf Moves The Goal Post

For the first time ever, a weekly sports telecast appears to have a lock on first place in the weekly Nielsen ratings. Indeed, the audience for NBC's Sunday Night Football appears to be growing each week -- with Sunday night's Week 7 contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers averaging 25.7 million viewers, up 71 percent from the same week a year ago, making it the biggest audience ever for Sunday Night Football. (There was an enormous gap between NBC's football coverage and its second-highest-rated show, Law & Order SVU , which was 35th on the Nielsen list.) Even with ABC's old Monday Night Football added to the equation, Sunday's telecast, involving two medium-market teams, was the highest-rated NFL contest since 1986. Yet despite such a huge turnout, NBC was unable to average no better than third place for the week -- and just barely at that. As has been the case all season, CBS led in total adults by a wide margin with an average 7.1 rating and a 12 share. ABC, thanks largely to continued strong ratings for its Dancing with the Stars , came in second with a 5.6/9. NBC followed with a 5.0/8, barely edging out Fox with a 4.5/8. Among the nightly newscasts, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams , with 7.87 million viewers, widened its lead over second-place ABC World News with Diane Sawyer , with 6.90 million viewers. The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric remained well behind the two with 5.29 million viewers.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research 1. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 15.4/25; 2. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 12.3/19; 3. NCIS , CBS, 11.7/19; 4. Sunday Night Football Pre-Kickoff, NBC, 11.4/18; 5. 60 Minutes , CBS, 9.8/16; 5. 2. Dancing with the Stars (Tuesday), ABC, 9.8/15; 7. NCIS Los Angeles , CBS, 9.7/15; 8. CSI Crime Scene Investigation , CBS, 9/14; 8. The Mentalist, CBS, 9/16; 10. Criminal Minds , CBS, 8.8/14.

27/10/2010


Contactmusic

Tags: NBC - ABC - Brian Williams - CBS - Csi Crime Scene Investigation - Dancing With The Stars - Diane Sawyer - Katie Couric

Advertisement

More Nbc

Bad: NBC Cancels 'Emerald City', Worse: Production Hadn't Even Started

You've really got to feel sorry for the production team that probably thought they had decent jobs in the pipeline after NBC announced plans for...

Allegations of sexual harassment at Comic-Con

A group of young women from Philadelphia that founded a website titled ‘Geeks for CONsent’ has gathered nearly 2,600 signatures from attendees at Comic-Con this...

Matt Lauer's 'Today' Show Contract Extended By NBC

Matt Lauer's contract with NBC's Today show has been extended, laying rumours to rest surrounding his dismissal. The network received a number of complaints after...

Bode Miller Interview Was Rough, But Go Easy on Christin Cooper

The internet exploded into a ball of molten indignation on Sunday night (February 16, 2014) after NBC interviewer Christin Cooper pushed skier Bode Miller so...

Advertisement

Former NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw Diagnosed With Bone Cancer

Former longtime NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw is unfortunately suffering from a form of bone marrow cancer.Last summer, the 74 year-old was diagnosed with multiple...

Michael J. Fox's Sitcom is Cancelled Due To Poor Ratings

Michael J. Fox’s foray into the world of sitcom is looking like a short-lived affair. NBC confirmed last night (Feb 5) that the show –...

NBC To Follow 'Sound Of Music' Success With Live Performance Of 'Peter Pan'

NBC will hope to emulate the success they had over the 2013 seasonal period when they aired a live performance of The Sound of Music...

NBC Expects 'Parks & Recreation' Renewal, With Other Shows Still In Limbo

NBC have teased at what shows they are due to renew and which they are likely to drop from their schedules at the TCA press...

Advertisement

Comments

NBC Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on NBC

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All