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The Jets, Not Yankees, Take Weekly Top Spot

It was another Sunday Night Football appearance for the New York Jets. Gang Green was routed by the Ravens, 34-17. But the NBC game was number one in New York with an estimated 1.5 million viewers and a 7.7 rating, according to the Nielsen Company.

The Giants, with the late game heroics in a victory against the Cardinals, tied for third place. The Fox late-afternoon matchup had 1.2 million viewers and a 6.3 rating.

But it’s also the Yankees favorite time of the year–the post-season.

The American League Division Series resumed Saturday with the Yankees beating the Tigers in game one on TBS (1.1 million/6.0).

Even Friday’s two-inning rain-out registered high with a seventh-place finish (1 million/5.5).

ESPN’s Monday Night Football (Redskins/Cowboys) was 11th for the week (959,000/4.9).

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What Conan O’Brien Has Been Doing For The Past Nine Months

This is the sketch that opened Conan O’Brien‘s new show “Conan” on TBS Monday night. If the trials and tribulations of a millionaire talk show host don’t interest you, then watch it simply for the cameo by Jon Hamm. He’s very handsome.

Conan O’Brien Raking in the Cabbage for TBS

Conan O’Brien is bringing home the bacon for his new cable network. Advertising for the upcoming show “Conan” is reportedly selling at $30k to $40k for a 30-second spot — an amount that rivals the ad prices for Letterman and Leno. From The Wrap:

True, some rivals question that Conan truly is fetching broadcast-level ad rates. The show, they say, is packaged with other programming — “The George Lopez Show,” for example — allowing Turner latitude to attribute any value it wants to the highly anticipated late-night show.

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Yankees ALCS Losses Are Ratings Winners

As the Yankees were failing to reach the World Series, the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers drew big numbers in New York.

The concluding game six on TBS had the highest ratings for the week, according to the Nielsen Company. The game had 2.1 viewers and a 10.6 rating.

Game three and four, also Yankee losses, were second and third best. The games combined for 3.3 million viewers.

Sunday Night Football, featuring Brett Favre annual return to Lambeau Field, kept people’s attention.  The game, on WNBC, was tied for fifth (1.2 million/6.0).

As usual, 60 Minutes doesn’t miss a beat. It takes hold of the number four slot (1.3 million/6.6) on WCBS.

Dancing With The Stars tied for number five with its two-hour performance show. (1.2 million/6.0). The results program had a 10th-place finish (961,000/4.8).

Another WABC fan favorite, Desperate Housewives was eighth (1.1 million/5.8).

Snooki and the Situation drove MTV’s Jersey Shore to number 20 (745,000/3.7).

No Fox (WNYW) shows made the Top 30.

Yankees Propel TBS to Weekly Top Spot

As the New York Yankees were methodically moving into the second round of the post-season, their first round scored big numbers on TBS.

The Yankees earned a sweep, but the three ALDS victories last week cracked the Top 10, according to the Nielsen Company.

The playoff opener, Wednesday night against Minnesota, had the best showing–number one. The New York audience to the basic cable channel was 1.5 million with a 7.6 rating. Saturday night’s clincher was fifth for the week (1.2 million/6.1). Game two on Thursday night, likely hurt by the early evening start time, “struggled” to a ninth-place finish (1.1 million/5.6).

On WABC, Monday’s two-hour Dancing With The Stars fell short of number one (1.5 million/7.5). The result’s show held down fourth position (1.2 million/6.3).

A late start for 60 Minutes didn’t hamper viewing habits on WCBS. The venerable newsmagazine took number three (1.2 million/6.4).

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