Ratings: Tsunami of viewers from football boosts faux tsunami on 'Hawaii Five-0'
Image Credit: Mario Perez/CBSThe AFC Championship Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets on Sunday created a winter wonderland of ratings for CBS: The network averaged a behemoth audience of 40.9 million viewers from 7 to 11 p.m. on Sunday, and dominated among adults 18-49 (14.4 rating/34 share), according to preliminary ratings. It also led across the board in all demos, including a 41 share among men 25-54. (Seriously, how great were those camera angles?).
Even the fake tsunami on Hawaii Five-o kept footballers glued to the tube. The special edition of the freshman drama that began well after 10 p.m. earned a 5.7/15 in 18-49 and 20.7 million viewers. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million. (For more on the episode, click here).
Is it even necessary to mention how everyone else did? Fox’s Animation Domination muddled by with a 2.4/6 in the key demo and 5.3 million viewers. ABC wisely ran repeats of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters, though there were originals of America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.4/3, 6.4 million) and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (1.9/4, 6.9 million). NBC aired a Dateline (.6/1, 4.5 million), and the movie Sex & the City (.9/2, 3.2 million), which we’ve already seen 278 times on pay TV.