NCIS, Housewives, Manning win over Tide

Alabama is a marquee attraction, but apparently television viewers preferred Mark Harmon of NCIS and the women of Desperate Housewives over the Tide’s Sugar Bowl game against BCS buster Utah.

AP: For the week of Dec. 29-Jan. 4, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Playoff: Indianapolis vs. San Diego, NBC, 27.79 million; “NFL Playoff Pre-Kick,” NBC, 21.87 million; “NFC Wildcard Post-Game,” Fox, 16.42 million; “Desperate Housewives,” ABC, 14.39 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 13.43 million; Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Utah, Fox, 13.37 million; “Cold Case,” CBS, 12.67 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 12.32 million; “Two and a Half Men,” CBS, 11.87 million; “CSI: Miami,” CBS, 11.36 million.

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