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February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to the Super Bowl game, which drew 111.3 million viewers, NBC captured first place in the Nielsen ratings last week — a rare feat for the struggling network. It also capture second place with the post-game show, and third place with its talent contest, The Voice, which followed the football telecast and which drew 37.4 million viewers. But you’d have to look way down to 37th place to find the next-highest-rated show on the network, the ironically named reality show The Biggest Loser. No matter, Super Bowl Sunday gave NBC a commanding lead for the week as it averaged a 9.9 household rating and a 16 share. CBS, which slipped to No. 2, averaged a 5.3/9. Fox placed third with a 4.0/6, while ABC trailed with a 3.3/5.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:

1. Super Bowl XLVI, NBC, 47.0/71; 2. Super Bowl Postgame, NBC, 33.7/51; 3. The Voice, NBC, 18.4/31; 4. American Idol (Wednesday), Fox, 10.6/17; 5. American Idol (Thursday), Fox, 10.2/16; 6. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 9.8/16; 7. Person of Interest, CBS, 9.2/14; 8. The Mentalist, CBS, 8.6/14; 9. NCIS, CBS, 8.3/13; 10. Blue Bloods, CBS, 7.2/13; 10. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 7.2/11.