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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Jan. 11-17


Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. NFL Playoff: Green Bay at Arizona, NBC, 33.73 million.

2. "NFL Playoff Post-Game," (Pittsburgh at Denver), CBS, 31.17 million.

3. College Football Championship: Alabama vs. Clemson, ESPN, 25.67 million.

4. "College Football Championship Post-Game," ESPN, 23.65 million.

5. "NFL Playoff Pre-Game," (Green Bay at Arizona), NBC, 21.81 million.

6. "60 Minutes," CBS, 20.62 million.

7. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 15.75 million.

8. "NFL Playoff Post Game" (Kansas City at New England), CBS, 13.72 million.

9. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 11.87 million.

10. "College Football Championship Pregame," ESPN, 11.73 million.

11. Republican Presidential Debate, Fox Business Network, 11.09 million.

12. "NCIS," CBS, 10.97 million.

13. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 10.62 million.

14. Democratic Presidential Debate, NBC, 10.16 million.

15. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 9.77 million.

16. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 9.48 million.

17. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 9.33 million.

18. "Life in Pieces," CBS, 9.15 million.

19. "The Good Wife," CBS, 8.97 million.

20. "The Big Bang Theory" (Monday), CBS, 8.87 million.

ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal. Fox Business Network is owned by News Corp.

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