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

“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.