Week 12: Broadcast 92, Cable 8

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NFL Football continues to be the ratings powerhouse for both broadcast and cable/satellite networks. In Week 12 of the current season, the only two cable shows to make the top 50 for all of TV (including the #2 spot) were NFL game broadcasts on ESPN and the NFL Network. Another six cable/satellite shows made the top 100 in the weekly list compiled by the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), based on data from The Nielsen Company.

Top 100 Broadcast and Subscription TV* Primetime Programs

Cable’s top program, NFL on ESPN, ranked #2. Its second highest-rated program ranked #47. 

Blue = Broadcast  Red = Subscription TV

RANK PROGRAMS NETWORK (START)
DATE
#
TLCST
P18-49
Live+SD
US AA%
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 12/12/2010 1 9.5
2 NFL REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN 12/06/2010 1 6.3
3 GLEE FOX 12/07/2010 1 4.4
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 12/08/2010 1 4.2
5 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 12/12/2010 1 4.2
5 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 12/06/2010 1 4.2
7 FAMILY GUY FOX 12/12/2010 1 3.9
8 60 MINUTES CBS 12/12/2010 1 3.9
9 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 12/09/2010 1 3.9
10 AMAZING RACE 17 CBS 12/12/2010 1 3.7
11 OFFICE NBC 12/09/2010 1 3.7
12 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 12/12/2010 1 3.6
12 SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA CBS 12/08/2010 1 3.6
14 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 12/06/2010 1 3.6
15 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 12/08/2010 1 3.5
16 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 12/06/2010 1 3.4
17 SIMPSONS FOX 12/12/2010 1 3.2
18 BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS(S)-12/09/2010 ABC 12/09/2010 1 3.2
19 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 12/06/2010 1 3.1
20 AMERICAN DAD FOX 12/12/2010 1 3.1
21 BIGGEST LOSER 10 NBC 12/07/2010 1 3.1
22 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 12/12/2010 1 3.1
23 CSI CBS 12/09/2010 1 3.0
24 BARBARA WALTERS SP-12/9(S)-12/09/2010 ABC 12/09/2010 1 3.0
25 RAISING HOPE FOX 12/07/2010 1 2.8
26 SING OFF 12/6(S)-12/06/2010 NBC 12/06/2010 1 2.8
27 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 12/06/2010 1 2.8
28 $#*! MY DAD SAYS CBS 12/09/2010 1 2.7
29 SING OFF 12/8(S)-12/08/2010 NBC 12/08/2010 1 2.7
30 SOY TU DUENA TUE UNI 12/07/2010 1 2.6
31 CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS(S)-12/07/2010 ABC 12/07/2010 1 2.6
32 COUGAR TOWN ABC 12/08/2010 1 2.6
33 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 12/12/2010 1 2.5
34 SOY TU DUENA MON UNI 12/06/2010 1 2.5
35 SOY TU DUENA THU UNI 12/09/2010 1 2.5
36 SOY TU DUENA WED UNI 12/08/2010 1 2.5
37 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED. ABC 12/12/2010 1 2.4
38 MENTALIST, THE CBS 12/09/2010 1 2.4
39 MIDDLE, THE ABC 12/08/2010 1 2.4
40 HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 12/08/2010 1 2.3
41 CSI: MIAMI CBS 12/12/2010 1 2.3
42 SOY TU DUENA FRI UNI 12/10/2010 1 2.2
43 BONES FOX 12/09/2010 1 2.2
44 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS ABC 12/12/2010 1 2.2
45 DISNEY PREP & LANDING(S)-12/09/2010 ABC 12/09/2010 1 2.2
46 BETTER WITH YOU ABC 12/08/2010 1 2.2
47 NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME NFLN 12/09/2010 1 2.1
48 30 ROCK NBC 12/09/2010 1 2.1
49 DEFENDERS, THE CBS 12/08/2010 1 2.0
50 NCIS CBS 12/07/2010 1 2.0
51 NO ORDINARY FAMILY ABC 12/07/2010 1 1.9
52 CASTLE ABC 12/06/2010 1 1.9
53 COMMUNITY NBC 12/09/2010 1 1.9
54 MINUTE TO WIN IT-TUE NBC 12/07/2010 1 1.9
55 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 12/07/2010 1 1.9
56 MODERN FAMILY SP-12/8(S)-12/08/2010 ABC 12/08/2010 1 1.9
57 SHREK THE HALLS-12/9(S)-12/09/2010 ABC 12/09/2010 1 1.8
58 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 12/06/2010 2 1.8
59 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK FOX 12/11/2010 1 1.8
60 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 12/08/2010 1 1.8
61 FRINGE FOX 12/09/2010 1 1.7
62 COPS 2 FOX 12/11/2010 1 1.7
63 EVA LUNA TUE UNI 12/07/2010 1 1.7
64 RUNNING WILDE FOX 12/07/2010 1 1.7
65 SIMPSONS SP-12/12 7:30P(S)-12/12/2010 FOX 12/12/2010 1 1.6
66 EVA LUNA MON UNI 12/06/2010 1 1.6
67 APPRENTICE 10 NBC 12/09/2010 1 1.6
68 HUMAN TARGET FOX 12/08/2010 1 1.6
69 PRIMETIME:WHAT WOULD U DO ABC 12/10/2010 1 1.6
70 BURN NOTICE USA 12/09/2010 1 1.5
71 AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS(S)-12/06/2010 FOX 12/06/2010 1 1.5
72 SATURDAY MOVIE(S)-12/11/2010 FAM 12/11/2010 1 1.5
73 20/20-FRI ABC 12/10/2010 1 1.5
74 EVA LUNA WED UNI 12/08/2010 1 1.5
75 CHASE NBC 12/06/2010 1 1.5
76 EVA LUNA THU UNI 12/09/2010 1 1.5
77 COPS FOX 12/11/2010 1 1.5
78 ROSA DE GUADALUPE THU UNI 12/09/2010 1 1.5
79 FROSTY THE SNOWMAN(S)-12/11/2010 CBS 12/11/2010 1 1.4
80 HEISMAN TROPHY     L ESPN 12/11/2010 1 1.4
81 DATELINE FRI NBC 12/10/2010 1 1.4
82 DETROIT 1-8-7 ABC 12/07/2010 1 1.4
83 AQUI Y AHORA TUE UNI 12/07/2010 1 1.4
84 CSI: NY CBS 12/10/2010 1 1.3
85 ROSA DE GUADALUPE FRI UNI 12/10/2010 1 1.3
86 COUGAR TOWN SP-12/8(S)-12/08/2010 ABC 12/08/2010 1 1.3
87 DON FRANCISCO PRESENTA WE UNI 12/08/2010 1 1.3
88 EVA LUNA FRI UNI 12/10/2010 1 1.3
89 GOOD WIFE, THE CBS 12/07/2010 1 1.3
90 VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 12/09/2010 1 1.3
91 FROSTY RETURNS(S)-12/11/2010 CBS 12/11/2010 1 1.3
92 SUPERNANNY ABC 12/10/2010 1 1.3
93 NBC SAT NIGHT MOVIE 12/11(S)-12/11/2010 NBC 12/11/2010 1 1.2
94 BLUE BLOODS CBS 12/10/2010 1 1.2
95 48 HOURS MYSTERY CBS 12/11/2010 1 1.2
96 GALA BICENTENARIO 12/6(S)-12/06/2010 UNI 12/06/2010 1 1.2
97 FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS(S)-12/11/2010 CBS 12/11/2010 1 1.2
98 PAWN STARS HIST 12/06/2010 6 1.1
99 MINUTE TO WIN IT-FRI NBC 12/10/2010 1 1.1
100 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 12/11/2010 1 1.1
 *Subscription TV is programming delivered to the household by wired cable, telco or alternate delivery systems (ADS) such as satellite.
Source: 12/6-12/12/10 The Nielsen Company NTI Live + Same Day estimates.
Ranked by average audience % (ratings); in the event of a tie, impressions (000’s) are used as a tiebreaker.
Ad-Supported Subscription television only. Programming under 25 minutes excluded.

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