Fast National ratings for Sunday, December 28, 2014.

A key season-ending matchup between the Bengals and Steelers helped carry NBC to its normal Sunday rout, holding off NFL-overrun-boosted nights for FOX and CBS. 

Otherwise, there wasn't much excitement on Sunday. So let's get down to business...

Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 4.7 rating for Sunday night, easily tops in the key demographic. Football-bumped FOX was second with a 3.1 key demo rating, followed by CBS' 1.7 key demo rating. ABC averaged a 0.5 key demo rating for fourth on the night.

Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 14.96 million viewers and an 8.6 rating/14 share for Sunday night. CBS was second for the night with 9.27 million viewers and a 5.6/9, followed closely by FOX's 5.1/8 and 9.08 million viewers. ABC averaged 2.75 million viewers and a 1.7/3 for the night.

7 p.m. - FOX's NFL overrun and postgame led the 7 p.m. hour with 20 million viewers and a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49. CBS had a half-hour of NFL overrun and a half-hour of "60 Minutes" to finish second with 10 million viewers and a 2.0 key demo rating. [The "60 Minutes" breakout estimate was 10.79 million viewers and a 1.8 key demo rating.] "Football Night in America" averaged 6.58 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating for third, still far ahead of the 5.89 million viewers and 1.1 key demo rating for ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos."

8 p.m. - Twenty minutes of "Football Night in America" and the start of the Cincinnati-Pittsburgh game averaged 16.71 million viewers and a 5.2 rating among adults 18-49 to run the 8 p.m. hour for NBC. CBS' "60 Minutes" and "Undercover Boss" averaged 10.21 million viewers for second and a 1.7 key demo rating for third for the hour. [The "Undercover Boss" breakout estimate was 9.39 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo rating.] FOX's football-bumped repeats of "The Simpsons" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" averaged 4.3 million viewers for third and a 1.8 key demo rating for second on the hour. The first of three "Revenge" repeats averaged 1.94 million viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating on ABC.

9 p.m. - Football rose to 19.45 million viewers and a 6.0 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC in the 9 p.m. hour. CBS' "Undercover Boss" and "The Mentalist" averaged 8.95 million viewers and a 1.6 key demo rating both good for second. [The "Mentalist" breakout estimate was 8.14 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating.] Repeats of "Family Guy" and "Bob's Burgers" averaged 2.81 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating for FOX, ahead of the 1.54 million viewers and 0.3 key demo rating for a "Revenge" repeat on ABC.

10 p.m. - NBC's football coverage averaged 17.08 million viewers and a 5.6 rating among adults 18-49 for the 10 p.m. hour. CBS' "The Mentalist" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" averaged 7.91 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating for second, with ABC's "Revenge" repeat a distant third with 1.64 million viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating. [The "CSI" breakout estimate was 7.69 million viewers and a 1.5 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.