Top sports programs of the week
Updated: January 12, 2012, 3:45 PM ET
Here are the most watched sports TV programs for the previous week, according to The Nielsen Co.:
All times Eastern. The rankings are based on Live + Same Day average audience estimates for all sports telecasts airing between Jan. 2-8, 2012, 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.
Top Sports Telecasts from Jan. 2-8, 2012
|CBS||Jan. 8||4:41 p.m.||NFL playoffs: Steelers-Broncos||42,370,567|
|NBC||Jan. 7||8:09 p.m.||NFL playoffs: Lions-Saints||31,779,919|
|Fox||Jan. 8||1:06 p.m.||NFL playoffs: Falcons-Giants||27,734,705|
|NBC||Jan. 7||4:38 p.m.||NFL playoffs: Bengals-Texans||21,893,083|
|NBC||Jan. 7||7:44 p.m.||NFL playoffs bridge||21,745,122|
|ESPN||Jan. 2||5:07 p.m.||Rose Bowl: Oregon-Wisconsin||17,557,585|
|CBS||Jan. 8||4 p.m.||NFL playoffs pregame: Steelers-Broncos||16,354,002|
|ESPN||Jan. 2||8:47 p.m.||Fiesta Bowl: Stanford-Oklahoma State||13,684,053|
|Fox||Jan. 8||4:06 p.m.||NFL playoffs postgame: Falcons-Giants||13,592,992|
|ESPN||Jan. 3||8:25 p.m.||Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech-Michigan||9,571,587|
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