Top sports programs of the week
Here are the highest rated TV programs from the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2009, according to The Nielsen Co.
Updated: February 5, 2009, 2:53 PM ET
Here are the most-watched sports TV programs for the previous week, according to The Nielsen Co.:
|NBC||Feb. 1||6:32 p.m.||Super Bowl XLIII Steelers vs. Cardinals||98,732,391|
|NBC||Feb. 1||6 p.m.||Super Bowl kickoff||62,727,662|
|NBC||Feb. 1||10:16 p.m.||Super Bowl postgame||57,398,552|
|NBC||Feb. 1||5:33 p.m.||Super Bowl pregame (5:30)||31,574,890|
|NBC||Feb. 1||4:56 p.m.||Super Bowl pregame (5)||21,536,230|
|NBC||Feb. 1||4:30 p.m.||Super Bowl pregame (4:30)||14,467,130|
|NBC||Feb. 1||3:58 p.m.||Super Bowl pregame (4)||12,204,360|
|NBC||Feb. 1||3:27 p.m.||Super Bowl pregame (3:30)||10,431,756|
|NBC||Feb. 1||2:57 p.m.||Super Bowl pregame (3)||9,233,169|
|NBC||Feb. 1||2:30 p.m.||Super Bowl pregame (2:30)||8,279,234|
The rankings are based on Live + Same Day average audience estimates for all sports telecasts airing between Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2009, excluding those that were less than 15 minutes long. The rankings exclude professional wrestling telecasts and Ultimate Fighting (MMA) telecasts.Copyrighted data of The Nielsen Co. Reprinted with permission. Unauthorized reproduction and use strictly prohibited. Source: Nielsen Co.