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Prime-Time Nielsen Ratings

January 18, 2006

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Jan. 9-15. Listings include the week’s ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

An ``X″ in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

1. (X) ``AFC Divisional Playoff-Saturday: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos,″ CBS, 26.3 million viewers.

2. (2) ``Desperate Housewives,″ ABC, 22.5 million viewers.

3. (12) ``Lost,″ ABC, 20.6 million viewers.

4. (4) ``CSI: Miami,″ CBS, 20.1 million viewers.

5. (5) ``Grey’s Anatomy,″ ABC, 19.0 million viewers.

6. (1) ``CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,″ CBS, 17.8 million viewers.

7. (6) ``Dancing With the Stars,″ ABC, 17.4 million viewers.

8. (10) ``Two and a Half Men,″ CBS, 17.2 million viewers.

9. (10) ``NCIS,″ CBS, 17.2 million viewers.

10. (X) ``24″ Preview Special (8 p.m.), Fox, 17.0 million viewers.

11. (19) ``Criminal Minds,″ CBS, 15.9 million viewers.

12. (17) ``Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,″ ABC, 15.6 million viewers.

13. (X) ``24″ Preview Special (9 p.m.), Fox, 15.5 million viewers.

14. (19) ``ER,″ NBC, 15.4 million viewers.

15. (25) ``House,″ Fox, 14.8 million viewers.

16. (14) ``Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,″ NBC, 14.7 million viewers.

17. (9) ``Cold Case,″ CBS, 14.6 million viewers.

18. (3) ``Without a Trace,″ CBS, 14.2 million viewers.

19. (33) ``CBS Sunday Movie: Jesse Stone: Night Package,″ CBS, 13.9 million viewers.

20. (23) ``Out of Practice,″ CBS, 13.7 million viewers.

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