Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, who has been credited with the Redskins' recent surge, watches the clock tick down on the team's NFC East victory over Dallas. The game was the most watched of any this season.(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)
Record crowd. With 30.3 million viewers, Sunday Night Football's
Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins game on NBC was the most-watched NFL
prime-time regular-season game in 16 years, and the most-watched NFL
game this season.
Leveraged. The series finale of TNT's caper Leverage,
starring Timothy Hutton, delivered 3 million viewers on Tuesday,
Christmas Day. That's up from 2.6 million for the fourth-season finale
last January. Companion Rizzoli & Isles scored 4.4 million that same night, down from 5.8 million for its previous finale last December. And BBC America's Doctor Who: The Snowmen special was solid with 1.4 million.
Always an honor. CBS' Kennedy Center Honors,
offering medals to Led Zeppelin, David Letterman and others, claimed
8.2 million viewers Wednesday, down a tick from last year's 8.4 million.
Friday openers. The slow holiday week saw only a handful of premieres, including TLC's Say Yes to the Dress, which wed 1.6 million viewers Friday. That same night, Lifetime's new Teen Trouble was in trouble with 620,000.