Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009
The Golden Globes returned to at least some of their past glory, and "24" got off to a solid start, but an NFL playoff game helped CBS grab the night's ratings crown.
CBS averaged a 10.2 rating/16 share for the night (including live sports, so its numbers will probably change some). NBC took second with an 8.2/12. ABC, 6.2/10, came in third, followed by FOX at 5.5/8. The CW mustered only a 0.7/1.
In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS' 4.9 rating led the field, topping NBC's 4.1. ABC, 3.5, edged FOX, 3.4, for third, while The CW was way back at 0.4.
The conclusion of the Pittsburgh Steelers-San Diego Chargers playoff game on CBS scored a huge 17.1/27 at 7 p.m. NBC took second in households with its Golden Globes red carpet special, 4.8/9, but ABC drew more viewers with "America's Funniest Home Videos," 4.7/7. A pair of "Simpsons" reruns averaged 2.4/4 for FOX. The CW aired a "Jericho" repeat.
CBS held the overall lead at 8 p.m. as "60 Minutes," 9.6/14, narrowly beat the first hour of the Golden Globes, 9.4/14 (NBC did lead among adults 18-49). The long-delayed seventh season of "24" debuted to a 7.0/10 on FOX. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" earned a 5.9/9 for ABC. The CW went with a showing of the movie "Carrie."
The Golden Globes dipped to 9.0/13 at 9 p.m. but won the hour for NBC over ABC's "Desperate Housewives," 8.5/13. "Cold Case," 7.8/11, gave CBS third place in households, but "24," 7.1/10, brought more viewers to FOX. The CW finished its night with the conclusion of "Carrie."
At 10 p.m., the Golden Globes peaked with a 9.4/15. "The Unit," 6.5/11, grabbed second for CBS over ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," 5.8/9.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times