Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 29-Jan. 4

NEW YORK (AP) Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 29-Jan. 4. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. CFP Semifinal: Alabama vs. Ohio State, ESPN, 28.27 million.

2. CFP Semifinal: Oregon vs. Florida State, ESPN, 28.16 million.

3. NFL Football Playoffs: Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, NBC, 27.94 million.

4. NFL Wildcard: Arizona vs. Carolina, ESPN, 21.68 million.

5. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,'' NBC, 17.46 million.

6. ''College Football Bowl'' (Thursday, 4:55 p.m.), ESPN, 17.39 million.

7. ''College Football Bowl'' (Thursday, 4:46 p.m.), ESPN, 15.64 million.

8. ''College Football Bowl'' (Thursday, 12:45 a.m.), ESPN, 13.28 million.

9. ''Prime-time New Year's Rockin' Eve,'' ABC, 12.93 million.

10. ''Madam Secretary,'' CBS, 11.69 million.

11. ''Blue Bloods,'' CBS, 11.62 million.

12. ''The Simpsons,'' Fox, 10.62 million.

13. ''Hawaii Five-O,'' CBS, 10.51 million.

14. ''The Good Wife,'' CBS, 10.36 million.

15. ''NCIS,'' CBS, 10.15 million.

16. ''SportsCenter Early,'' ESPN, 9.31 million.

17. ''Kennedy Center Honors,'' CBS, 9.25 million.

18. Cotton Bowl: Michigan State vs. Baylor, ESPN, 9.09 million.

19. Orange Bowl: Mississippi State vs. George Tech, ESPN, 8.94 million.

20. ''CSI,'' CBS, 8.62 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.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.