The Chicago Bears were comeback kids on “Sunday Night Football,” when NBC enjoyed the spoils of having an exciting primetime football game.
NBC was first in ratings with a 6.3 rating/18 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 16.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7 p.m., Part 1 of “Football Night in America” had a 2.2/8 and 7.5 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 got a 3.5/11 and 10.3 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 earned a 6.3/19 and 17 million viewers.
Due to the nature of live sports, fast nationals for NBC, CBS and Fox are approximate.
CBS was second in ratings with a 3.2/9 and in viewers with 11.5 million. An NFL overrun at 7 earned a 6.7/22 and a primetime-best 21.4 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Big Brother” at 9 received a 2.2/6 and 7.3 million viewers. “Unforgettable” season finale at 10 got a 1.1/3 and 6.3 million viewers.
Fox was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and fourth in viewers with 2.7 million. A football overrun at 7 into a repeat had a 1.1/4 and 3 million viewers. Following reruns, “American Dad” at 9 received a 1.3/4 and 2.6 million viewers. “American Dad” at 9:30 got a 1.3/3 and 2.6 million viewers.
ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and third in viewers with 5.3 million. After a repeat, a special “Road to Miss America” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 3.3 million viewers. At 9, the pageant itself received a 1.5/4 — down 25 percent from last year — and 6.7 million viewers. “Miss America” dipped one-tenth of a ratings point to its lowest demo in the four years that it has been on broadcast TV.
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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in total viewers with 1.9 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1.1 million.