TV Ratings: Saints-Cowboys game leads NBC Sunday, while 'Once' droops
NFL overrun keeps CBS in a comfortable second
Follow HitFix: Follow @hitfix
NBC got a strong Sunday Night Football performance from the Saints and Cowboys, routing the primetime competition in all measures. Only CBS, which got 47 minutes of NFL overrun on the right side of the country came close.
Among other notables, it was a down week for all of ABC's dramas, with "Once Upon a Time," "Revenge" and "Betrayal" all slumping. Also down were all of FOX's animated comedies.
On to the numbers, remembering that due to NFL-based liveness, these numbers will definitely shift.
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 5.7 rating for Sunday night, easily beating the 3.0 rating for CBS in the key demographic. FOX's 1.6 key demo rating and the 1.4 key demo rating for ABC followed.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 15.8 million viewers and a 9.3 rating/14 share for Sunday, well ahead of the 8.1/13 and 13.14 million viewers for CBS. There was a big drop to ABC's 5.59 million viewers and 3.4/5 and to FOX's 3.59 million viewers and 2.2/3.
7 p.m. - CBS' NFL overrun and the start of "60 Minutes" led the 7 p.m. hour with 19.98 million viewers and a 5.7 rating among adults 18-49. "Football Night in America" put NBC in second with 7.66 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo rating. ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" was a close second with 6.97 million viewers and a distant third with a 1.3 key demo rating. FOX's repeats of "Bob's Burgers" and "American Dad" averaged 3.18 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating.
8 p.m. - The start of Sunday Night Football averaged 17.66 million viewers and a 6.2 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC in the 8 p.m. hour. CBS' "60 Minutes" and "The Amazing Race" averaged 13.51 million viewers and a 2.9 key demo rating in second, easily outdistancing the 6.63 million viewers and 2.1 key demo rating for ABC's "Once Upon a Time." FOX was fourth with "The Simpsons" (4.27 million and a 1.9 key demo) and "Bob's Burgers" (3.215 million and a 1.5 key demo).
9 p.m. - The football action between New Orleans and Dallas averaged 20.35 million viewers and a 7.3 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC in the 9 p.m. hour. "The Amazing Race" and "Good Wife" averaged 9.33 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating for CBS. ABC's "Revenge" averaged 5.5 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating. FOX was fourth overall and third in the key demo with "Family Guy" (4.16 million and a 2.0 key demo) and "American Dad" (3.52 million and a 1.6 key demo).
10 p.m. - The football game averaged 17.525 million viewers and a 6.6 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC in the 10 p.m. hour. CBS' "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" averaged 9.72 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating. ABC's "Betrayal" averaged 3.25 million viewers and a 0.8 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.
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
Looking for something to watch?
Let Streaming Genie help you.
Let Streaming Genie help you.