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Football draws big-time viewership on TV; Trey Songz dominates Atlanta radio

Grid-iron fans were hot for both NFL and college football last week. The BCS championship was up 9 percent over a year ago with 30.8 million viewers. The NFL wild-card game pulled in even more viewers on Saturday at 32.1 million.

Overall, the cold weather definitely kept people at home. Twenty-six shows broached 10 million viewers. “The Bachelor” and “Biggest Loser” openers were better than average. ABC’s silly “Conveyer Belt of Love” only held 2/3 of “The Bachelor” crowd. Moving to Wednesday didn’t help ABC’s “Ugly Betty” much. The show drew just 5 million viewers. Cancellation is just around the corner. ABC also should have retired “Scrubs” last year. It brought in barely 3 million viewers last week.

On cable, ABC Family drew a big number for “Secret Life of the American Teenager” of 4.5 million (tops for a scripted cable show last week) but “Make it or Break It’ only held 60 percent of their crowd January 4.

Other big shows: E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” (3.7 million), History’s “Ax Men” (2.5 million), TLC’s “Brace for Impact” (2.3 million) and TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age” (3.1 million, though that’s down from previous weeks.)

MTV’s “Jersey Shore” continues to build fans with its biggest crowd yet (3.3 million.)

VH1 has to be disappointed with “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.” It opened with only 1.1 million viewers.

CNN, during the week before the Haiti earthquakes, failed to break one million viewers in a single program. A repeat of “Hannity” on Tuesday at midnight Fox News drew more than CNN’s biggest show the entire week.

I haven’t received the Atlanta local ratings yet so here are the top 20 primetime broadcast shows for the week of January 4, 2010:

1. Eagles-Cowboys, NBC, 1/10, 32.1 million
2. BCS championship, Texas vs. Alabama, ABC, 1/6, 30.8 million
3. Eagles-Cowboys pregame, NBC, 1/10 27 million
4. Packers-Cardinals post-game, Fox, 1/11 25.2 million
5. NCIS, CBS, 1/5 21.4 million
6. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS 1/65 18.1 million
7. BCS pre-game, ABC, 1/6 17.3 million
8. Simpsons 450th episode, Fox, 1/11 14.6 million
9. Desperate Housewives, ABC, 1/11 14.03 million
10. The Good Wife, CBS, 1/5 13.98 million
11. Fiesta Bowl, TCU/Boise State, Fox, 1/4 13.8 million
12. Two and a Half Men (repeat), CBS, 1/4 11.96 million
13. Biggest Loser 9, NBC, 1/5 11.7 million
14. Simpsons 20th anniv. special, Fox, 1/11 11.4 million
15. The Mentalist (repeat), CBS 1/8 11 million
16. Orange Bowl, Fox, 1/5, 10.9 million
17. Big Bang Theory (repeat), CBS, 1/4 , 10.9 million
18. People’s Choice Awards, CBS, 1/6, 10.8 million
19. Law & Order: SVU, NBC, 1/6 10.6 million
20. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC, 1/11, 10.5 million

Top original non-repeat shows on various cable networks
A&E: Hoarders 2.7 million
Animal Planet: Bear Whisperer 936,000
BET: Celebration of Gospel: 2.65 million
Bravo: Real Housewives of OC: 2.04 million
Comedy: Tuesday Daily Show: 1.58 million
CMT: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: 759,000
CNN: Thursday Situation Room: 860,000
Discovery: Mythbusters: 2.48 million
E!: Keeping Up With the Kardashians: 3.57 million
ESPN: Central Michigan/Troy: 3.52 million
ABC Family: Secret Life of the American Teeenager: 4.55 million (Make it or Break It afterwards brought in 2.66 million)
Food: Worst Cooks in America: 2.05 million
Fox News: The O’Reilly Factor (Wednesday): 3.92 million (Fox News had more than 130 programs last week that drew a bigger audience that CNN’s most popular show)
FX: Nip/Tuck- 1.7 million (that’s way down from its peak)
Hallmark: The Wishing Well (film) – 2.23 million
HGTV: House Hunters – 2.14 million
History: Ax Men – 2.48 million
HLN: Nancy Grace – 983,000
MSNBC: Countdown with Keith Olbermann (Monday) 1.1 million
MTV: Jersey Shore – 3.27 million (vs. 2.1 million for “Teen Mom” and 2 million for “Real World: DC”
Oxygen: Bad Girls Club -1.82 million
Spike: TNA – 2.5 million
SyFy: Ghost Hunters International -2.62 million
TBS: Meet the Browns – 2.45 million
TLC: Brace For Impact – 2.58 million
TNT: Men of a Certain Age – 3.10 million
Tru: Operation Repo – 2.29 million
The Weather Channel – Weekend View – 798,000
USA – WWE 5.77 million
VH1 – For the Love of Ray J 2 – 1.56 million
Top 5 songs among urban and rock stations (again, yes.com does not provide stats for 99X. Sorry!). Next week: country and pop

V-103
1. Trey Songz – Say Aah
2. Melanie Fiona – It Kills Me
3. Young Money – Bedrock (w/ Lloyd)
4. Trey Songz – Neighbors Know My Name
5. Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy

Hot 107.9
1. Young Money – Bedrock
2. Lil Wayne – We Be Steady Mobbin’ (w/ Gucci Mane)
3. Trey Songz – Invented Sex (w/ Drake)
4. Travis Porter – All the Way Turnt Up
5. Melanie Fiona – It Kills Me

95.5/The Beat
1. Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind (w/ Alicia Keys)
2. Jason DeRulo – Whatcha Say
3. Jay Sean – Down (w/ Lil Wayne)
4. Drake – Forever (w/ Kanye West, Eminem & Lil Wayne)
5. Beyonce – Sweet Dreams

Majic 107.5
1. Maxwell – Bad Habits
2. Jaheim – Ain’t Leaving Without You
3. Mary Mary – God in Me (w/ Kierra “Kiki” Sheard)
4. Maxwell – Pretty Wings
5. Brian McKnight – What I’ve Been Waiting For

Praise 102.5
1. Mauretta Brown Clark – It Ain’t Over (Until God Says It’s Over)
2. Hezekiah Walker – God Favored Me (Part I)
3. Brian Courtney Wilson – All I Need
4. Fred Hammond – They That Wait (w/ John P. Kee)
5. Marvin Sapp – Praise Him in Advance

92.9/Dave FM
1. Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes
2. Foo Fighters – Wheels
3. Dave Matthews Band – You & Me
4. Train – Hey, Soul Sister
5. Phoenix – 1901

Project 9-6-1
1. Breaking Benjamin – I Will Not Bow
2. Three Days Grace – Break
3. Alice in Chains – Check My Brain
4. Sick Puppies – You’re Going Down
5. Godsmack – Whiskey Hangover

Rock 100.5 (the station this year appears to have more or less eliminated songs from recent years and have skewed older to what sounds like a pure classic rock sound)
1. The James Gang – Funk #49
2. Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
3. Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way
4. Warren Zevon – Werewolves in London
5. CCR – Born in the Bayou

97.1/The River
1. Styx – Renegade
2. Supertramp – Give a Little Bit
3. War – Low Rider
4. ELO – Don’t Bring Me Down
5. Wings – Live and Let Die

SOURCE: yes.com

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jason

January 15th, 2010
8:59 am

Technically, WWE Raw on USA is a scripted show.