Football, talent shows and comedy give NBC a win
NEW YORK (AP) — The new television season won't start officially until next week, but a few early birds have already taken wing, with one of them — "Go On" — flying high last week.
This NBC comedy starring Matthew Perry officially premiered last Tuesday and attracted almost 9.8 million viewers, making it the week's 10th most-watched show, according to the Nielsen Co.
Another NBC sitcom, "The New Normal," premiered the same night and was seen by seven million viewers, landing it 17th among all prime-time shows. Yet another NBC comedy, "Guys With Kids," got a healthy reception. It debuted last Wednesday to 6.3 million viewers, ranking 26th for the week.
Meanwhile, NBC's football and talent competitions dominated in the waning days of the old season.
NBC's coverage of the football clash between Detroit and San Francisco was the week's most-watched telecast, seen by more than 21 million viewers.
Multiple airings of NBC's "The Voice" and "America's Got Talent" claimed several slots in the Top 10.
CBS' "60 Minutes," at No. 3, was the only non-NBC show in the Top 10.
Overall, NBC easily won the week, averaging nine million viewers (5.6 rating, 9 share). CBS had 6.16 million viewers (4.1 rating, 7 share), Fox had 5.15 million (3.1 rating, 5), ABC had 3.84 million (2.6 rating, 4 share), ION Television had 1.12 million (0.8 rating, 1 share) and the CW had 770,000 (0.5 rating, 1 share).
Among the Spanish-language networks, Univision led with 3.43 million viewers (1.9 rating, 3 share). Telemundo had 1.04 million (0.6 rating, 1 share), TeleFutura had 600,000 (0.3 rating, 1 share), Estrella had 180,000 and Azteca had 110,000 (both with 0.1 rating, 0 share).
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