A Week of Reruns for TV

When a five-minute football postgame show qualifies as the most-watched prime-time program of the week, you know people have other things to do besides watch television.
The networks recognized this, filling the week before Christmas with reruns and the occasional holiday show. One perennial, "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer," hit Nielsen Media Research's top 10 list for the week.
The movie classic "The Sound of Music" did well for ABC, finishing No. 21 for the week despite being shown on Saturday, normally a dead zone for TV.
CBS was in its customary spot as the nation's most-popular network, even among the youthful viewers advertisers crave. It averaged 8.8 million viewers (5.7 rating, 10 share) for the week that ended Sunday, followed by NBC at 7.3 million (4.8, 8), ABC at 6.3 million (4.1, 7), Fox with 5.6 million (3.6, 6), the CW at 2.5 million (1.6, 3) and the i network at 610,000 (0.4, 1).
Among the Spanish-language networks, Univision averaged 3.3 million viewers (1.8 rating, 3 share), Telemundo had 680,000 (0.4, 1) and TeleFutura 580,000 (0.3, 1).
NBC's "Nightly News" easily won the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.5 million viewers (6.4, 13). ABC's "World News" had 8.5 million viewers (6.0, 12) and the "CBS Evening News" 7.4 million (5.1, 10).
A ratings point represents 1,114,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 111.4 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.
For the week of Dec. 18-24, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: "NFL Postgame Show," CBS, 17.23 million; "Deal or No Deal" (Monday), NBC, 15.37 million; "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 12.95 million; "Identity," NBC, 12.27 million; "CSI: Miami," CBS, 12.15 million; "CSI: NY," CBS, 12.14 million; NCIS," CBS, 10.92 million; "60 Minutes," CBS, 10.86 million; "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 10.7 million; "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer," CBS, 10.58 million.
ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is a division of CBS Corp. Fox is a unit of News Corp. NBC is owned by General Electric Co. Telemundo is owned by General Electric. TeleFutura is a division of Univision. The i network is owned by ION Media Networks.
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Updated : 2021-01-28 17:47 GMT+08:00