Friday, January 17, 2014

Boston and Miami's top shows

Boston and Miami don't have much in common (except maybe for my novels and Casola's Pizzeria) but at least their TV viewers have similar tastes in shows.

Both markets pretty much had the same most watched programs for the week of Jan. 6 through last Sunday including The AFC matchups between the Broncos and Chargers and the Patriots and the Colts, the Golden Globes and "60 Minutes."

Also of note in Boston, WGBH-PBS "Downton Abbey" Sunday came in #13 with 255,000 total viewers; WBZ-CBS's "Blue Bloods" with Donnie Wahlberg popped in at #15 with 246,000 viewers and WHDH-NBC's Golden Globes red-carpet arrival show rolled in at #20 with 213,000.

Here's a look at the Boston ratings round up followed by Miami/Fort Lauderdale's (because who else would do this?)

 1. WBZ-CBS AFC Playoff Game (Jan. 11) 1.893 million
 2. WBZ-CBS AFC Playoff Game (Jan. 12) 1.242 million 
 3  WBZ-CBS AFC Playoff pregame coverage (Jan. 11) 763,000
 4. WHDH-NBC Golden Globes 616,000
 5. WBZ-CBS 60 Minutes 575,000
 6. WBZ-CBS Big Bang Theory 535,000
 7. WBZ-CBS NCIS  440,000
 8. WFXT-FOX (7:45-815 p.m. Jan. 11 sports coverage) 374,000
 9. WBZ-CBS Intelligence 339,000
 9. WCVB-ABC The Middle 335,000
11. ESPN BCS Championship game 325,000

MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE.  For more of  an analysis of the Miami ratings, go here.

 1. WFOR-CBS AFC Playoff Game (Jan. 12) 451,000
 2. ESPN BCS Championship game 359,000
 3  WFOR-CBS AFC Playoff Game (Jan. 11) 336,000
 4. WTVJ-NBC Golden Globes 332,000
 5. SUNSPORTS-FOX  NBA (Miami Heat game) 219,000
 6. TNT NBA Basketball  (Heat game) 191,000
 6. WFOR-CBS 60 Minutes 191,000
 6. WSVN-FOX Football (Jan.11) 191,000
 6. ESPN BCS BOWL (college football) 190,000
10. WFOR-CBS NCIS 181,000

source: The Nielsen Company