As the blizzard was beginning to bear down on New York, the Giants were beginning to get crushed by the Packers. The loss dealt a serious blow to the Giants playoff chances.
But the setback, which ended at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, was the number one prime time show for week, according to the Nielsen Company.
The game had an estimated 2.3 million WNYW viewers and a 11.6 rating.
Fox’s post-game show The OT was fourth (757,000/3.8).
ESPN’s Monday Night Football, from December 20, notched a number three (780,000/3.9).
60 Minutes took second place with 950,000 watching on WCBS and a 4.7.
ABC’s traditional holiday showing of The Sound of Music had good timing of the snowstorm. The movie was fifth (747,000/3.7).
That blizzard also gave Fox 5/WNYW the 15th highest-rated program for the week for their 10 p.m. newscast on Sunday night (540,000/2.7).
A look at the rest of the Top 10 after the jump.
Rounding out the Top 10
- The Mentalist WCBS (6th/675,000/3.3)
- Two and a Half Men WCBS (6th/656,000/3.3)
- Undercover Boss WCBS (8th/637,000/3.2)
- NCIS: L.A. WCBS (9th/619,000/3.1)
- NCIS WCBS (10th/605,000/3.0)
WNBC had two shows at number 11: Law and Order: SVU (561,000/2.8) and The Sing-Off (558,000/2.8).