Ratings: NBC and CBS Score With NFL as ‘Betrayal’ Slips Lower

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“Sunday Night Football” gives NBC ratings win, CBS’ NFL overrun brings top viewership

Even bad NFL games help networks win nights — and spell trouble for rival networks’ lineups, as ABC’s “Betrayal” learned Sunday.

Airing “Sunday Night Football,” NBC was first in ratings with a 4.9 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 12.6 million, according to preliminary numbers.

Part 1 of “Football Night in America” at 7 p.m. earned a 2.1/6 and 6.4 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 received a 3.6/10 and 9.9 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 got a 4.9/13 and 12.8 million viewers. The game itself at 8:30 earned a 5.7/15 and 14.4 million viewers. Due to the nature of live sports, numbers for NBC, CBS and Fox are approximate.

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CBS was second in ratings with a 3.8/10 and first in total viewers with 15.2 million. NFL overrun at 7 earned a 9.4/28 and 29 million viewers. At 7:30, the game ran into “60 Minutes,” earning a 7.1/20 and 24.8 million viewers. “60 Minutes” at 8 earned a 3.6/10 and 17 million viewers. At 8:30, the “60 Minutes” overrun into “The Amazing Race” received a 2.8/7 and 12.9 million viewers. At 9, “The Amazing Race” earned a 2.2/5 and 9.3 million viewers. The show ran into “The Good Wife” at 9:30, earning a 1.8/5 and 9.8 million viewers for that half hour. At 10:30, the “The Good Wife” ran into “The Mentalist,” earning a 1.7/5 and 9.1 million viewers for the hour.

Fox was third in ratings with a 2.1/6 and fourth in total viewers with 4.6 million. Following reruns, “The Simpsons” at 8 earned a 2.9/8 and 6.3 million. “Bob’s Burgers” at 8:30 received a 1.9/5 and 4.2 million. “Family Guy” at 9 got a 2.5/6 and 5.2 million. At 9:30, “American Dad” earned a 2.1/5 and 4.4 million.

ABC was in fourth in ratings with a 1.5/4 and third in total viewers with 5.3 million. Following a repeat, “Once Upon a Time” earned a 2.5/7 and 7.7 million viewers. “Revenge” at 9 received a 1.9/5 — its fall low — and 6.7 million viewers. “Betrayal” at 10 earned a 1.1/3 — down 27 percent from last week’s debut — and 4 million.

Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and in viewers with 3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers 918,000.