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Ratings: Eagles-Cowboys OT Game Runs Primetime Competition Out of Town

CBS was a distant — yet solid — second

The NFC East may be experiencing a down season, but you couldn’t tell from last night’s “Sunday Night Football” TV ratings. The Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys contest — which ran into overtime — dominated its weekend-ending competition.

As always on a football Sunday, due to the nature of live sports, fast national numbers for NBC, CBS, and Fox are approximate and subject to change.

NBC was first in ratings with a 6.3 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 17.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Part 1 of “Football Night in America” at 7 p.m. had a 2.1/7 and 6.9 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 got a 4.3/13 and 11.9 million viewers. Part 3 of the pregame show at 8 received a 6.1/18 and 17 million viewers. The game itself at 8:30 scored a 7.6/22 and 21 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.3/7 and in viewers with 12.5 million. A football overrun at 7 earned a 6.5/21 and 23.7 million viewers. Around 7:30, “60 Minutes” cashed in on the extra pigskin with a huge rise from last week, hitting a 3.1/10 and 16.3 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 8:30 got a 1.4/4 and 10.6 million viewers. “The Good Wife” at 9:30 received a 1.1/3 and 8.1 million viewers. “CSI: Cyber” at 10:30 posted a 0.8/3 and 5.9 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.3/4 and fourth in viewers with 3.3 million. At 7, an NFL overrun entered a repeat to a 1.8/6 and 5.2 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 7:30 benefitted from holdover viewership, reaching a 1.4/4 and 3.1 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 1.5/4 and 3.5 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 got a 1.2/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “The Family Guy” at 9 posted a 1.1/3 and 2.6 million viewers. “The Last Man on Earth” at 9:30 received a 1.0/3 and 2.6 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/3 and third in viewers with 4.6 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 1.0/3 and 5.6 million viewers. “Once Upon a Time” at 8 got a 1.5/4 and 4.8 million viewers. “Blood & Oil” at 9 received a 0.8/2 and 3.4 million viewers. “Quantico” at 10 posted a 1.3/4 and 4.4 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.9 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 631,000.