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TV Ratings: Golden Globes Shine, CBS Shows See Series Highs

January 18th, 2013 9:45am EST

Golden Globe Awards It was quite a ratings week. CBS dominated overall with an impressive average of nearly 13.3 million viewers. FOX handily won the week’s top program, the Packers/49ers game, with 30.9 million viewers. Still, that was the network’s lone bright spot. No wonder they’re heavily promoting ‘American Idol’’s “fued” between the judges.
CBS’ success for the week was largely driven by its top two scripted shows: ‘NCIS’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ which hit another series high last week. It marked the first time in nearly six years that a network managed to net more than 20 million viewers from two scripted shows. See, the sitcom isn’t dead!
NBC was quite successful with the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s much-heralded performance attracted the show’s biggest audience in six years. The HFPA seems likely to ask them back, especially considering they stuck with Ricky Gervais for three years.
ABC did well with ‘Modern Family’ in 9th place, and the Miss America Pageant’s return to Network TV. It seems viewers missed the showcase, which had its best showing since 2004.
On cable, Showtime’s ‘Shameless’ returned strong with 2 million viewers, while HBO’s Golden Globe-winning ‘Girls’ was about even with last year’s premiere.
Here’s a look at the Top 20:
Viewers (in millions)
1.
Packers/49ers
Fox
30.9
2.
NCIS
CBS
21.1
3.
Big Bang Theory
CBS
20.0
4.
Golden Globe Awards
NBC
19.7
5.
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
17.9
6.
Person of Interest
CBS
15.7
7.
Two and a Half Men
CBS
14.4
8.
60 Minutes
CBS
14.0
9.
Modern Family
ABC
12.0
10.
Elementary
CBS
11.5
11.
Blue Bloods
CBS
11.2
12.
Vegas
CBS
10.9
13.
CSI: NY
CBS
10.7
14.
The Menatlist
CBS
10.6
15.
The Good Wife
CBS
10.0
16.
People's Choice Awards
CBS
9.7
17.
Grey's Anatomy
ABC
9.3
18.
Undercover Boss
CBS
9.1
19.
Castle
ABC
8.7
20.
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
8.4
Scandal
ABC
8.4
The Middle
ABC
8.4

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