Ratings: NFL Overrun Dominates for Fox; Fallon Scores for NBC

Ratings: NFL Overrun Dominates for Fox; Fallon Scores for NBC

San Francisco vs. Green Bay came down to the wire, not that Fox is complaining

Fox scored an easy Sunday victory with an NFL Wildcard Weekend overrun and no NBC “Sunday Night Football” competition.

For NBC, “The Best of ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon‘ Primetime Special” at 9 p.m. scored the network's highest non-football, non-Golden Globes performance in a year, with a 2.0 rating in the key demo and 5.7 million viewers.

Fox was first in ratings with a 6.6 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 17.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Due to the nature of live sports, numbers for Fox are approximate.

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The NFL overrun at 7 earned a 13.3/34 and 41. 5 million viewers — it was easily the night's top broadcast. At 7:30, the overrun continued into postgame show “The OT,” getting a 12.1/29 and 35.8 million viewers. The rest of the night was on a 7-minute slide for Fox, each show running into the next, likely inflating numbers. “The Simpsons,” which began at 8:07, had a 5.2/13 and 12 million viewers. “Bob's Burgers” at 8:30 got a 3.2/8 and 6.4 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 earned a 3.0/7 and 5.8 million viewers. “American Dad” at 9:30 received a 2.5/6 and 5 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.6/4 and third in total viewers with 5.8 million. The two-hour season premiere of “Dateline NBC: at 7 earned a 1.3/3 and 5.9 million viewers. The “Best of Jimmy Fallon” special followed.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.5/4 and fourth in total viewers with 5.8 million viewers. At 7, “America's Funniest Home Videos” earned a 1.6/4 and 6.8 million viewers. A “Bachelor” special, “Countdown to Juan Pablo” at 8 got a 1.8/4 and 6.3 million viewers. “Revenge” at 9 had a 1.8/4 — up 20 percent from its last original — and 6.7 million viewers. “Betrayal” at 10 got a 0.8/2 and 3.4 million viewers.

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CBS was in fourth in ratings with a 1.3/3 and second in total viewers with 8.3 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” fell to its season low against the stiff competition, earning a 1.2/3 and 7.4 million viewers. Following a rerun, “The Good Wife” at 9 received a 1.4/3 and 9.2 million viewers. “The Mentalist” at 10 had a 1.5/4 and 9.9 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.7 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and fifth in total viewers with 1.9 million.