Top sports programs of the week

Updated: April 30, 2009, 3:24 PM ET

Here are the most-watched sports TV programs for the previous week, according to The Nielsen Co.:

The rankings are based on Live + Same Day average audience estimates for all sports telecasts airing between April 20-26, 2009, excluding those that were less than 15 minutes long. The rankings exclude professional wrestling telecasts and Ultimate Fighting (MMA) telecasts.

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Source: Nielsen Co.