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WCBS Grabs Top Spots in Weekly Ratings with NFL and 60 Minutes

The Jets played at 1 p.m. on Sunday, and the Giants had the Monday nighter. But, NFL action spearheaded WCBS/Channel 2 to the number one position in last week’s prime time Nielsen ratings. The extended football coverage game had an estimated 1.8 million viewers and a 9.1 rating.

But football’s 8 p.m. sign off failed to hurt 60 Minutes. Despite the delayed start, the venerable newsmagazine landed at number two (1.4 million/7.2).

Dancing With The Stars crowned a winner for its 13th season. The penultimate performance and two-hour finale on WABC/Channel 7 tied for third (1.3 million/6.9).

CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men had a fifth-place finish (1.1 million/5.6).

ABC sitcom Modern Family was sixth for the week (1 million/5.4).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • *Seventh      Sunday Night Football   WNBC    (1 milli0n/5.2)
  • *Seventh                    NCIS                         WCBS    (1 million/5.2)
  • Ninth                 Mike and Molly              WCBS    (859,000/4.4)
  • Tenth                     NCIS: L.A.                    WCBS   (817,000/4.2)

*tie

WNYW/Channel 5 had its highest entries at 15 (716,000/3.7) and 16 (705,000/3.6) with the X Factor. WNYW’s only other Top 30 show was House at number 28 (567,000/2.9).

Lady Gaga’s Thanksgiving Special featuring an interview with Katie Couric took the 20th position on WABC. (648,000/3.3).

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