NBC is second in viewers, CBS in ratings
NBC had the football and the ratings on Sunday night, while CBS had "60 Minutes," "Big Brother" and the viewers.
NBC was first in ratings with a 1.9 rating/6 share in the advertiser-desired 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Due to the nature of live sports, those numbers are approximate.
An NBC Sports special "Madden NFL Pigskin Pro-Am" at 7 p.m. earned a 1.3/5 and 4.2 million viewers. An NFL Preseason Game pregame show at 8 earned a 2.1/7 and 7 million viewers, while the games at 9 earned a 2.1/6 and 6.5 million viewers.
CBS was second in ratings with a 1.4/4 and first in total viewers with 6.7 million. "60 Minutes" at 7 earned a 1.1/4 and 8.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched program of the night. "Big Brother" at 8 was the highest-rated show on Sunday, earning a 2.3/7 and 7.1 million viewers. At 9, "Unforgettable" received a 1.2/3 and 6.8 million viewers. A rerun followed. The CBS/Time Warner Cable blackout cost the network viewers in several major markets.
Fox was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and fourth in total viewers with 3 million viewers, airing entirely repeats.
ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and third in viewers with 3.9 million. Following a rerun, "Family Dance Off" at 8 earned a 0.7/2 and 3.5 million viewers. "Secret Millionaire" at 9 received a 0.9/2 and 4 million viewers. A repeat followed.
Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 2 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers 1.2 million.