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Giants Run Roughshod Wins Weekly Ratings

As the Giants position themselves for another Super Bowl run, a rout of the Saints proved to be a ratings winner Sunday. The Fox game was tops for the week with an estimated 2.2 million WNYW viewers and a 11.4 rating, according to Nielsen.

Fox’s post-game, wrap-up show The OT kept enough viewers to solidify number two with 1.3 million fans and a 6.6.

The Giants also took the third slot, showing up on ESPN’s Monday Night Football (1.1 million/6.0) in the NFL’s previous week.

Not to be outdone, NBC got a piece of the New York audience with the Lions and Packers NFC North tilt in fifth place (904,000/4.6).

CBS had its first entry at number four with Big Bang Theory (961,000/4.9).

We’re not sure if the Giants’ monster numbers were a factor as the lead-in, but it was rarity for The Simpsons landing at number six (887,000/4.5).

The Fox mainstay was joined at six by another Sunday tradition, 60 Minutes (886,000/4.5).

There’s more from the Top 10 after the jump

  • New York TV ratings. Week of December 9:
  • Finish Show Network Viewers Rating
    8th Victoria Secret Fashion Show WCBS 861K 4.4
    79th Modern Family WABC 795K 4.1
    *10th Person of Interest WCBS 788K 4.0
    *10th Blue Bloods WCBS 787K 4.0


    Among singing competitions, X Factor edged The Voice. The Simon Cowell-led Fox program was 13th (708,000/3.6), while NBC’s version (637,000/3.3) settled for 18, which tied X-Factor’s other installment for the week.

    The holiday favorite, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, cracked the Top 30 at number 28. CBS saw an estimated 575,000 “children of all ages” and a 2.9 rating.

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