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Ratings News - 23rd January 2012 *Full Tables Added*

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Weekend Rating Results

SUNDAY 1/22/12 Metered Markets

Fox 32.5/47
CBS 5.2/ 8
ABC 4.4/ 8
NBC 3.3/ 5

-Note: The year-to-year overnight comparisons are not available today.


NFC Championship – Giants vs. 49ers (Fox)

-Not Bad Opposite Football:
60 Minutes R (CBS), Undercover Boss (CBS), Once Upon a Time (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC), Prime Suspect (NBC), Pan Am (ABC)


-Rating Results:
Yes…its mammoth! The New York Giants versus the San Francisco 49ers last night on the NFC Championship Game led Fox to an approximate 32.5 rating/47 share in primetime, which more than doubled the three competing networks combined. The half-hour match-up, which is estimated due to the live nature of sports, appears as follows:

NFC Championship (Fox)
7:00 p.m.: 30.3/47
7:30 p.m.: 31.8/47
8:00 p.m.: 30.4/44
8:30 p.m.: 32.1/45
9:00 p.m.: 34.5/48
9:30 p.m.: 35.8/49
10:00 p.m.: 39.2/55
10:30 p.m.: 28.6/43

Despite the severity of the competition, there was still some interest at CBS and ABC. CBS opened with a repeat of 60 Minutes (#2: 6.2/ 9 at 7 p.m.), followed by Undercover Boss (#2: 6.3/ 9), a repeat of The Good Wife (#3; 4.2/ 6) and an encore telecast of CSI: Miami (#2: 4.3/ 7) from 8-11 p.m. Over a 6-rating in the overnights opposite a football game this large is impressive. ABC aired veteran America’s Funniest Home Videos (#3t: 3.0/ 5), Once Upon a Time (#, 6.0/ 9), Desperate Housewives (#2; 5.5/8) and failed Pan Am (#3: 3.1/ 5) from 7-11 p.m. Also worth positively noting was Once Upon a Time doubling lead-in AFHV.

In series-finale news, two episodes of NBC’s Prime Suspect finished fourth from 9-11 p.m. with an average 2.9/ 4 in the overnights. Obviously, this would not be much of a send-off opposite The NFC Championship. Earlier in the evening on NBC was a two-hour encore telecast of Dateline at a 3.6/ 5 from 7-9 p.m.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Source: Marc Berman@TVMediaInsights

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