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. 16-22, 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. 16-22, 2012
Network Date Start time Program Viewers Fox Jan. 22 6:42 p.m. NFL playoffs: Giants-49ers 57,634,983 CBS Jan. 22 3:07 p.m. NFL playoffs: Ravens-Patriots 48,676,210 CBS Jan. 22 6:16 p.m. NFL: Ravens-Patriots postgame 22,739,528 Fox Jan. 22 6 p.m. NFL: Giants-49ers pregame 20,105,440 CBS Jan. 22 2 p.m. NFL: Ravens-Patriots pregame 12,916,968 TNT Jan. 19 8:16 p.m. NBA: Lakers-Heat 4,396,301 CBS Jan. 22 1 p.m. NFL Championship Chase 4,056,221 TNT Jan. 16 10:38 p.m. NBA: Mavericks-Lakers 3,068,264 ESPN Jan. 21 6:15 p.m. College basketball: Notre Dame-Syracuse 2,489,974 TNT Jan. 19 8 p.m. NBA: Mavericks-Lakers pregame 2,389,934
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