“Flirty Dancing” didn’t flirt with a ratings win or anything on Sunday, but Jenna Dewan’s Fox series had a pretty decent debut following football. A huge lead-in basically guaranteed that outcome.
Of course, the final Sunday of the NFL Regular Season was dominated by pigskin.
NBC was first in ratings with a 4.3 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 16.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those Nielsen numbers are the averages of a 90-minute pregame show and San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks “Sunday Night Football” game
Fox was second in ratings with a 1.6/7 and in viewers with 5.8 million. An NFL overrun at 7 p.m. posted a 3.9/18 and 15.2 million viewers. At 7:30, postgame show “The OT” landed a 3.0/13 and 11 million viewers. “Flirty Dancing” at 8 received a 0.9/4 and 3.2 million viewers. Reruns followed.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 4.8 million. CBS’ NFL overrun at 7 put up a 2.4/11 and 11.5 million viewers. From 7:30 to 8:30, “60 Minutes” averaged a 1.1/5 and 7.6 million viewers.
Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.
ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fourth in viewers with 2.8 million, airing all repeats.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 720,000.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/0 and in viewers with 556,000, airing just reruns.