Fast National ratings for Sunday, November 27, 2011.
The Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise is off to a disappointing start on ABC with a subpar launch for "Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith," which couldn't draw viewers -- older or young -- against NBC's Sunday Night Football showdown between the Steelers and Chiefs.
Football also helped give CBS a big boost on Sunday.
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 5.4 rating for the night, tops in the key demographic. CBS was a solid second with a 3.6 rating, beating the 2.4 rating for FOX. ABC trailed with a 1.8 key demo rating.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 14.17 million viewers along with an 8.7 rating/13 share. CBS was a close second with 13.49 million viewers and an 8.2/12. There was a big drop to ABC's 4.6/7 and 7.81 million viewers and then to FOX's 3.0/4 and 5.26 million viewers.
[Univision averaged 2.16 million viewers and a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 for the night.]
7 p.m. - CBS started primetime in first with nearly a full hour of NFL overrun for much of the country and "60 Minutes" on the West Coast, all averaging 22.87 million viewers and a 7.0 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" averaged 7.62 million viewers for second overall, but finished fourth with a 1.8 key demo rating. NBC's "Football Night in America" averaged 6.915 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo rating for third. FOX was fourth with 6.44 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo rating for a repeat of "The Cleveland Show" and a new "The Cleveland Show, though both were boosted by NFL overrun.
8 p.m. - NFL-boosted "60 Minutes" and "The Amazing Race" averaged 15.36 million viewers for CBS, along with a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49. The start of NBC's football game between Kansas City and Pittsburgh averaged 15.25 million viewers and won the hour with a 5.6 key demo rating. ABC's "Once Upon a Time" averaged 10.655 million viewers and a 3.4 key demo rating, both series lows. FOX was fourth with "The Simpsons" (5.61 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo rating) and a big drop to "Allen Gregory" (3.12 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating). 
9 p.m. - Sunday Night Football improved to 18.12 million viewers and a 6.8 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC in the 9 p.m. hour. CBS was a distant second with 8.98 million viewers for "The Amazing Race" or a repeat of "Person of Interest." The start of ABC's "Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith" averaged just under 6.4 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating. FOX trailed with "Family Guy" (5.51 million viewers and a 2.8 key demo rating) and "American Dad" (4.46 million and a 2.2 key demo rating). 
10 p.m. - NBC's football averaged 16.41 million viewers and a 6.8 rating among adults 18-49 to dominated the 10 p.m. hour. CBS' repeat of "Person of Interest" averaged 6.77 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating. That left ABC's Hallmark Hall of Fame movie in third with 6.56 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.