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Falcons-Bears game draws nearly one million Atlanta viewers; Carrie Underwood, Kings of Leon reign in Atlanta radio

Falcons fever is for real.

The team’s first primetime game in two years Sunday night drew 976,000 viewers in Atlanta and a solid 18.12 million total viewers nationwide. The Falcons beat the Bears in a tight game, 21-14. Ratings tend to stay up when the game is tight like that.

In comparison, top shows in Atlanta typically draw 300,000 to 600,000 viewers. So nearly a million viewers is an impressive figure. (The top non-sports show in Atlanta last week was “Dancing With the Stars” with 373,000 viewers.)

BET’s “The Mo’Nique Show” saw a 33% dropoff in viewers week two over week one. Week one average 1.2 million and week two averaged 802,000. That falloff is typical though the question is how far will it fall or will it settle at about that level? The show had its best day last week with 1 million on Tuesday and hit a low of 611,000 on Friday.

Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” had a typical week, with 2.6 million viewers, somewhat lower than average but not by much. The final episode is Thursday night.

“Top Chef” continues to be very consistent, with 2.7 million viwers while rival “Project Runway” retreated a bit to 2.9 million. “Top Chef” has two Atlanta chefs remaining. Eli Kirshtein of Eno won a challenge – the quickfire challenge (while arguing with “mother figure” Robin). Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill won the main elimination challenge for the third time, tying him with Bryan Voltaggio. Kevin has also won two quickfire challenges. He’s the man to beat!

The CW’s “Vampire Diaries,” shot in Atlanta, had its second best performance of the season with 3.9 million viewers last Thursday.

“Brothers” on Fox, co-starring local actor Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, was bumped to Saturdays due to baseball and drew 2.28 million viewers. But it was Saturday.

FX’s “Nip/Tuck” debuted last week for its sixth and final season. And the fan base has been nipped and tucked as well. The 2.9 million viewers was easily the worst ever for the show. The fifth season debut opend at 4.3 million in 2007 and a peak of 5.3 million in 2005 for the third season.

The Top 20 primetime shows the week of October 12, 2009 in Atlanta:

1. Falcons-Bears, NBC, 10/18 976,000
2. Dancing With the Stars, ABC, 10/12 373,000
3. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC 10/15 352,000
4. Monday Night Football, ESPN, 10/12, 343,000
5. NCIS, CBS, 10/13, 315,000
6. Dancing With the Stars (results), ABC, 10/13 309,000
7. Desperate Housewives, ABC, 10/18 291,000
8. Private Practice, ABC 10/15, 284,000
9. CSI: Miami, CBS 10/12 279,000
10. House, Fox 10/12 270,000
11. College football, ESPN2, 10/17, 268,000
12. Modern Family, ABC, 10/14, 261,000
13. Mentalist, CBS, 10/15 259,000
14. Cougar Town, ABC, 10/14 253,000
15. Criminal Minds, CBS, 10/14, 251,000
16. Bones, Fox, 10/15 251,000
17. NCIS: LA, CBS 10/13 248,000
18. 60 Minutes, CBS, 10/13 244,000
19. College football, ESPN, 10/17 244,000
20. CSI: NY, CBS, 10/14, 237,000

SOURCE: Nielsen Media

Top 5 songs on Atlanta radio- country and pop. Next week: rock and R&B/hip-hop

Kicks 101.5
1. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
2. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
3. Zac Brown Band – Toes
4. Randy Houser – Boots On
5. Keith Urban – Only You Can Love Me

94.9/The Bull
1. Zac Brown Band – Toes
2. Toby Keith – American Ride
3. Brad Paisley – Welcome to the Future
4. Chris Young – Gettin’ You Home
5. Keith Urban – Only You Can Love Me

South 107.1
1. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
2. Chris Young – Gettin’ You Home
3. George Strait – Living For the Night
4. Brad Paisley – Welcome to the Future
5. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now (Zac’s “Toes” is at No. 8)

Star 94
1. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
2. Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
3. Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
4. Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
5. Daughtry – No Surprise

1. Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
2. Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
3. Jay Sean – Down (w/ Lil Wayne)
4. Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
5. Daughtry – No Surprise

Fish 104.7
1. Casting Crowns – Until the Whole World
2. TobyMac – City on Our Knees
3. Chris Tomlin – I Will Rise
4. Third Day- Born Again
5. Big Daddy Weave – What Life Would Be Like

B98.5 (I expect some new songs soon. Their every six month reboot is due! Hmm… expect some Taylor Swift soon!)
1. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
2. David Cook – The Time Of My Life
3. Daughtry – Feels Like Tonight
4. Daughtry – What About Now
5. Daughtry – Home


I’ll add Groove 105.7 in two weeks and categorize it under pop.

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October 22nd, 2009
4:43 pm

Rodney…..Falcons won the game 21-14. :)