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Giants/Packers on WNYW Wins Weekly Ratings

The Giants may have lost on the field to the unbeaten Packers, but they won–and won big in the ratings department. The late afternoon game on WNYW/Channel 5 was tops for the week, according to Nielsen, with a whopping 2.3 million viewers and an 11.9 rating.

Because of the dramatic Packers comeback, devastated fans stayed with Fox. Post-game show, The OT was number two with an estimated 1.8 million and a 9.4 rating.

The Giants also scored in the ratings at number four, with the previous week’s ESPN Monday nighter (983,000/5.0) in New Orleans. The Saints, however, did most of the scoring on the gridiron in a 49-24 drubbing.  A simulcast version on WWOR/Channel 9 was number 22 (583,000/3.0).

The NFL was also represented by NBC’s Sunday Night Football, tying at number five (892,000/4.6).

The highest non-football program, though, was NBC’s Rockefeller Center tree lighting special at number three (1.5 million/7.9).

More from the Top 10 after the jump.

  • *Fifth               60 Minutes              WCBS     (897,000/4.6)
  • Seventh                Glee                     WNYW  (861,000/4.4)
  • Eighth             Harry’s Law            WNBC    (845,000/4.3)
  • *Ninth           The Simpsons         WNYW  (821,000/4.2)
  • *Ninth           The Good Wife        WCBS    (813,000/4.2)

* tied

Fox’s The X Factor had impressive numbers, reaching number 11 for the 90-minute performance show (809,000/4.1) and 15th place for elimination night (732,000/3.7).

WABC made its first appearance on the survey at number 18 with Modern Family (610,000/3.1).

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