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Ratings: ABC Reruns Dip Network to Fifth Against Football, Univision

NBC’s NFL lineup finishes first, tops Fox’s strong gridiron overrun

The last Sunday of the NFL’s regular season rewarded those networks with football while dropping ABC to a fifth-place ratings tie with Telemundo.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.7 rating/14 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 15 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7 p.m., Part 1 of “Football Night in America” had a 1.5/5 and 5.5 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 got a 2.3/7 and 7.7 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 received a 4.6/14 and 14.5 million viewers. The game itself at 8:30 earned a 5.8/17 and 18.4 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 3.1/9 and third in viewers with 9.1 million. An NFL overrun at 7 scored night-highs of a 7.0/22 and 23.2 million viewers. The conclusion of the contest and “The OT” at 7:30 had a 5.3/16 and 16.8 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.7/5 and second in viewers with 9.3 million. An NFL overrun at 7 received a 2.3/7 and 9.8 million viewers. The conclusion of the game ran into “60 Minutes” at 7:30, which got a 1.8/5 and 10.2 million viewers. At 8, the continuation of “60 Minutes” had a 1.7/5 and 11.4 million viewers. The conclusion of the news magazine show at 8:30 ran into “Undercover Boss,” which netted a 1.6/5 and 9 million viewers. “Undercover Boss” at 9 pulled in a 1.8/5 and 9.8 million viewers. At 9:30, the conclusion of the reality series ran into “The Mentalist,” which combined for a 1.4/4 and 8.1 million viewers. “The Mentalist” at 10 had the same numbers. During the 10:30 half-hour, the conclusion of that show ran into “CSI,” which got a 1.5/4 and 7.7 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.8 million.

ABC and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5. Telemundo had a 2 share, while ABC had a 1. ABC was fourth in total viewers with 2.8 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.2 million.

ABC aired entirely reruns.