CBS is most watched
ABC's new drama "666 Park Avenue" got a ratings boost Sunday night, while NBC took a ratings win for the night with "Sunday Night Football," according to preliminary numbers.
Though NBC's numbers are subject to change due to the nature of live sports, the network holds first place in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic with a 4.8 rating/12 share, and second in total viewers with 12.8 million. Following three installments of "Football Night in America" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., which posted a 1.5/4, 2.4/6 and 4.6/12 respectively, "Sunday Night Football" grabbed a 6.0/15, down 13 percent from last week, and took 15.6 million total viewers.
CBS came in second in ratings and first in total viewers with a 3.8/10 and 14.5 million total viewers. NFL overrun at 7 drew the night's highest individual ratings and total viewership with a 7.6/22 and 23.8 million, while "60 Minutes" the following hour drew a 3.5/9 and had 14.8 million total viewers. (That number is likely inflated by football, as the network's entertainment programming began at 7:56 p.m.) "The Amazing Race" at 9 dipped 12 percent to a 2.3/5 and drew 9.4 million total viewers, while "The Good Wife" the following hour climbed 12 percent to a 1.9/5 and received 10 million total viewers.
ABC came in third in ratings and total viewers with a 2.3/6 and 7.3 million. The network showed growth across its primetime slate with the exception of "America's Funniest Home Videos" at 7, which dipped slightly from last week to a 1.3/4 and received 5.9 million total viewers. "Once Upon a Time" the following hour climbed 10 percent to a 3.3/8 and drew 9.7 million total viewers, while "Revenge" at 9 climbed slightly for a 2.8/6 and had 8.6 million total viewers. "666 Park Avenue" at 10 was up 20 percent to a 1.8/4 and drew 4.9 million total viewers.
Fox ran Game 6 of the NLCS baseball championship and a pregame show throughout primetime. Preliminary numbers were unreliable.