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Ratings: Fox Comedies 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' Score Post-NFL Boosts

NBC's "Sunday Night Football's" 20.5 million viewers caught Peyton Manning set yet another record

Fox had the Dallas Cowboys on late Sunday afternoon, which means it had a good Sunday night on the Nielsen sheets.

The network's comedy lineup -- save "Mulaney" -- all saw tune-in boosts in primetime following football. Still, NBC's primetime "Sunday Night Football" ruled all, as per usual. Due to the nature of live sports, certain numbers for NBC, Fox and CBS are approximate.

NBC was first in ratings with a 5.9 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 17.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. Part 1 of "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. received a 2.5/8 and 8 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 got a 3.8/12 and 11.4 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 earned a 5.6/16 and 17.2 million viewers. The game itself, in which Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's all-time touchdown pass record, scored a big 7.0/19 -- up 17 percent from last week -- and 20.5 million viewers.

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Fox was second in ratings with a 3.6/10 and third in viewers with 9 million. At 7, an NFL overrun earned night-highs of 7.4/24 and 22 million viewers. At 7:30, the postgame show had a 4.4/14 and 11.9 million viewers. "The Simpsons" at 8 was up slightly to a 3.5/10 and 7.6 million viewers. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" at 8:30 earned a 2.5/7 -- a 14 percent rise -- and 5.2 million viewers. "Family Guy" at 9 received a 2.5/6 -- up 32 percent from its last original two weeks ago -- and 4.9 million viewers. "Mulaney" at 9:30 was flat with a 1.1/3 and 2.3 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.6/4 and fourth in viewers with 5.8 million. At 7, "America's Funniest Home Videos" got a 1.1/3 and 5.3 million viewers. "Once Upon a Time" at 8 earned a 2.7/7 and 7.9 million viewers. "Resurrection" at 9 had a 1.4/3 and 5 million viewers. "Revenge" at 10 got a 1.3/4 and 5 million viewers.

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CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.4/4 but second in viewers with 10.8 million. At 7, an NFL overrun into "60 Minutes" had a 1.2/4 and 10 million viewers. The rest of "60 Minutes" at 7:30 got a 1.3/4 and 12.3 million viewers. "Madam Secretary" at 8 received a 1.4/4 and 12.4 million viewers. "Good Wife" at 9 had a 1.4/4 and 10.8 million viewers. "CSI" at 10 got a 1.4/4 and 8.8 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and in total viewers with 2.2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in total viewers with 663,000.