TV Ratings: Jets vs. Patriots scores, Golden Globes down from last year

jets-playoffs-320.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, January 16, 2011.

Thanks to the Jets vs. Patriots NFL Playoff game - the highest-rated divisional playoff game since 1997 - CBS had an easy victory over NBC's Golden Globe Awards broadcast, which was down significantly from 2010's 16.9 million viewers to below 13 million viewers. The Golden Globes definitely aren't what they used to be - in 2004 26.8 million viewers watched.

The events - whether sport or glam - easily slaughtered Fox's comedy block, which was down significantly from last week - though they did still manage to beat ABC in the key demo.

The game helped boost CBS to an average of 20.3 million viewers with an 11.8 rating/18 share in households. NBC's Golden Globes coverage followed with 12.7 million and a 7.6/12. ABC was third with 7.7 million (4.8/7) and FOX trailed with 5.0 million (3.0/5).

Football also gave CBS a boost in the key 18.49 demo - they came in with a 5.8, followed by NBC (3.8), FOX (2.5), and ABC (2.1).

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: NFL Playoffs (40.6 million, 22.4/35)
NBC: Golden Globe red carpet (8.2 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.8 million, 3.5/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.6 million, 1.6/2) / "American Dad" (3.5 million, 2.2/3)

18-49 leader: NFL Playoffs (13.6)

8 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (17.2 million, 10.4/16)
NBC: 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (14.2 million, 8.5/13)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (7.9 million, 4.6/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (6.4 million, 3.8/6)/"Bob's Burgers" (5.1 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: Golden Globes (4.3)

9 p.m.

NBC: 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (14.8 million, 8.8/13)
CBS: "Undercover Boss" (13.2 million, 8.0/12)
ABC: "Desperate Housewives" (10.1 million, 6.3/10)
FOX: "Family Guy" (7.0 million, 4.1/6)/"The Cleveland Show" (5.5 million, 3.4/5)

18-49 leader: Golden Globes (4.6)

10 p.m.

NBC: 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (13.7 million, 8.1/13)
CBS: "CSI: Miami" (10.3 million, 6.4/11)
ABC: "Brothers & Sisters" (7.2 million, 4.8/8) 18-49 leader: Golden Globes 4.4

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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