Ratings: NFL Football Carries NBC to Sunday Win
The Minnesota Vikings edged the San Francisco 49ers last night, scoring as time expired and then adding a two-point conversion with nothing but zeroes on the clock. Yes, it was preseason NFL football, but the NFC nail-biter still handed NBC a decisive Sunday primetime victory.
Fox finished second in the key 18-49 demographic with an NFL overrun of its own, though the network settled for fourth among total viewers. ABC and CBS tied for third place in the main demo.
NBC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. The football followed a “Dateline NBC” rerun.
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Fox was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and fourth in viewers with 2.6 million. The 7 o’clock ET conclusion of the Cincinatti Bengals versus the Washington Redskins scored a 1.5/7 and 5.2 million viewers. Repeats followed.
ABC and CBS tied third in ratings, both with a 0.9/3. ABC was second in total viewers with 5.1 million, CBS was third with 4.7 million.
For ABC, following a rerun, “Celebrity Family Feud” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.2/4 and 6.3 million viewers. “Funderdome” at 9 had a 0.8/3 and 4.3 million viewers. “The $100,000 Pyramid” at 10 got a 0.7/3 and 4.5 million viewers.
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For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 posted a 0.7/3 and 7.1 million viewers. “Big Brother” at 8 put up a 1.8/7 and 6.4 million viewers. At 9, “Candy Crush” received a 0.5/2 and 2.3 million viewers. A rerun followed.
Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.3 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 909,000.
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Source: The Wrap