Ratings: Fox’s NFL Game Inflates Network’s Sunday Sitcoms

CBS’ “60 Minutes” shrinks

Brooklyn Nine Nine

Everybody wins when the Dallas Cowboys visit the New York Giants — except for Fox’s primetime competition. (And last night, Dallas.)

Thanks to the huge lead-in of the highly anticipated NFC East rematch overrun, Fox’s following sitcoms soared, handing the network a comfortable second place finish in the key 18-49 demographic. CBS was fourth in the demo, but still managed to top Fox as runner-up among total viewers.

NBC finished first of course, thanks to broadcast TV’s top program, “Sunday Night Football.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 5.6 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 15.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Part 1 of “Football Night in America” at 7 p.m. had a 1.9/6 and 6 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 got a 3.3/11 and 9.3 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 earned a 5.4/16 and 15.5 million viewers. The late game itself at 8:30 scored a 6.9/19 and 18.9 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 3.0/9 and third in viewers with 8 million. At 7, the net’s afternoon NFL game posted a 6.6/22 and 20.1 million viewers. The postgame show at 7:30 followed with a 3.5/11 and 10 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 rose 59 percent from last week to a 2.7/8 and 6.7 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 soared 67 percent to a 2.0/5 and 4.3 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 jumped 29 percent to a 1.8/5 and 3.9 million viewers. “Last Man on Earth” enjoyed a 40 percent increase at 9:30 to a 1.4/4; it had 3.4 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.3/4 and fourth in viewers with 4.8 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 rebounded from last week to a 1.1/3 — up 38 percent — and 5.3 million viewers. “Once Upon a Time” at 8 got a 1.6/5 and 5 million viewers. At 9, “Blood & Oil” received a 0.9/2 and 3.7 million viewers. “Quantico” at 10 posted a 1.5/4 and 5.1 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/3, but second in viewers with 9.2 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” dropped 46 percent from last week to a 1.3/4 and 10.2 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 8 had a 1.3/4 and 10.9 million viewers. “The Good Wife” at 9 got a 1.0/3 and 8.8 million viewers. “CSI: Cyber” at 10 received a 0.8/2 and 6.7 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million.