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Ratings: Football and NBC Dominate, ‘Secret Millionaire’ Ends Season Strong

The three networks with football win, place and show, as expected

Sundays belong to football once more, which NBC, CBS and Fox proved with strong ratings.

NBC was first with a 7.2 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 18.7 million, according to preliminary numbers.

Due to the nature of live sports, the numbers for Fox, CBS and NBC are approximate.

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NBC’s “Football Night in America, Part 1” at 7 p.m. earned a 2.1/6 and 6.5 million viewers. At 7:30, “Part 2” received a 3.1/9 and 8.8 million viewers. “Part 3” at 8 earned a 7.0/19 and 18.3 million viewers. “NFL Sunday Night Football” itself at 8:30 received a 9.1/23 and 23.3 million viewers, making it easily the highest-rated and most-watched program of the night.

Fox was second in ratings with a 3.9/11 and in total viewers with 9.9 million. At 7, NFL overrun earned a 7.9/25 and 21.5 million viewers. At 7:30, the NFL overrun got a 7.5/22 and 19.8 million viewers. Reruns followed.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.6/4 and in total viewers with 7.2 million viewers. A “US Open Tennis” special at 7 received a 1.6/5 and 8.1 million viewers. “60 Minutes” at 8 earned a 1.9/5 and 8.8 million viewers. At 9, “Big Brother” got a 1.9/5 and 6.8 million viewers. The “Unforgettable” season finale hit its series low with a 0.9/2 and 5.2 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/2 and in viewers with 4 million. In between reruns, the “Secret Millionaire” season finale at 9 was up 38 percent from last week, earning a 1.1/3 and 4.3 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers 849,000 .