'The Voice' Finale Helps NBC to Weekly Ratings Win

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The 16-year-old charmer who conquered The Voice together with her old-school nation contact helped enhance NBC to a weekly rankings win.

Nearly 10 million viewers watched Chevel Shepherd win the singing contest, making it final week’s hottest leisure present. Shepherd, of Farmington, New Mexico, was coached by one other expertise present discovery: inaugural American Idol victor Kelly Clarkson.

Football as soon as once more proved its rankings dominance, with broadcast and cable video games and pre- or post-game exhibits claiming six of the week’s high 10 spots, based on Nielsen figures launched Thursday (Dec. 27).

The top-ranked recreation — and program total — was NBC’s Sunday night time NFL showcase, through which the Seattle Seahawks clinched a spot within the NFC playoffs with a 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

NBC gained the week in prime time, averaging 6.7 million. CBS, aided by 60 Minutes and high 20 reruns of stalwart sequence together with NCIS and The Big Bang Theory, adopted with 6.four million.

ABC had three million, Fox had 1.7 million, ION Television had 1.28 million, Univision had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 1 million and the CW had 790,000.

Prime-time TV viewing sometimes drops through the holidays for broadcast networks, however Fox was notably exhausting hit because it marked its first week this fall with out Thursday Night Football. For the week of Dec. 10, when the community’s L.A. Chargers-Kansas City telecast ranked second amongst all applications, the community averaged 5.1 million whole viewers.

ESPN was the week’s hottest cable community, averaging 2.eight million folks in prime time. Holiday-spirited Hallmark had 2 million, MSNBC had 1.9 million, Fox News Channel had 1.87 million and CNN had 1.1 million.

ABC’s World News Tonight topped the night newscasts with a median of eight.7 million viewers. NBC’s Nightly News was second with eight.four million and the CBS Evening News had 6.2 million.

For the week of Dec. 17-23, the highest 10 exhibits, their networks and viewerships: NFL Sunday Night Football: Kansas City at Seattle, NBC, 19.6 million; NFL Regular Season: New Orleans at Charlotte, ESPN, 13.three million; Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 12.6 million; 60 Minutes, CBS, 12 million; NFL Sunday Postgame, Fox 10.three million; The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 9.9 million; The Voice (Monday), NBC 9.5 million; Thursday Night Football: Baltimore at Los Angeles Chargers, NFL Network, eight.2 million; Football Night in America, NBC. eight.1 million; Survivor, CBS, 7.7 million.