January 18, 2012


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Written by: Mitch Salem
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>The official ratings are in for Saturday and Sunday.  Key updates:

  • FOX Sunday.  The NFL coverage of the end of the New York Giants-Green Bay Packers playoff game and postgame analysis went up to a 15.8 rating with Adults 18-49 from 7-8 pm.  The comparable hour on CBS last year from 7-8 pm on January 16, 2011, scored a 17.5 rating.  The Simpsons came down to a 5.4 rating at 8:00, while Napoleon Dynamite at 8:30 held the 4.4 rating originally reported.  The second Napoleon episode at 9:30 dropped a bit to a 3.3 rating (following the 4.4 for Family Guy at 8:00).
  • NBC Sunday.  The Golden Globe Awards from 8-11 pm ET locked in at a 5.0 rating (compared to a 5.2 last year), and the red carpet arrivals special from 7-8 pm was adjusted down to a 1.1 rating (the same as last year).  For the night, NBC averaged a 4.0 rating (down from a 4.2 last year).
  • CBS Saturday.  The AFC Divisional playoff between Denver and New England scored a 12.5 rating (from 8:17 pm on), up from the 11.2 rating FOX earned on the same night last year when it had the Saturday prime time game.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."