Ratings: Chargers-Cowboys NFL preseason wins for NBC Sunday night

cowboys-chargers-2011-getty.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011

The NFL preseason is in full swing and the Chargers-Cowboys match-up Sunday night led NBC to a win in both the total viewers and the adults 18-49 demographic. The Peacock averaged 8.9 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/9 share in households.

CBS was second with 6.7 million, 4.2/7, followed by ABC at 5.4 million, 34/6 and FOX at 2.6 million, 1.5/3.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, the order was the same. NBC won with 2.9, followed by CBS (1.7), ABC (1.3) and FOX (1.2)

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (8.5 million viewers, 5.4/10 households)
NBC: "Dateline" (6.8 million, 4.3/8)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5.2 million, 3.0/6)
FOX: "American Dad" rerun (1.7 million, 1.0/2) /"Bob's Burgers rerun (2.05 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Dateline" (1.5)

8 p.m.

NBC: NFL Preseason football: Chargers at Cowboys (9.8 million, 5.9/10)
CBS: "Big Brother" (8.8 million, 5.1/9)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" rerun (4.7 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.9 million, 1.7/3)/ "Cleverland Show" rerun (2.6 million, 1.5/3)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (3.3)

9 p.m.

NBC: NFL Preseason football: Chargers at Cowboys (10.3 million, 6.0/10)
ABC: "20/20" (5.95 million, 3.9/6)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (4.2 million, 2.8/4)
FOX: "Family Guys" rerun (3.8 million, 2.2/4)/ "In the Flow with Affion Crockett" (2.5 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: NFL Preseason Football (3.7)

10 p.m.

NBC: NFL Preseason football: Chargers at Cowboys (8.7 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: "20/20" (5.7 million, 4.0/7)
CBS: "CSI: Miami" rerun (5.2 million, 3.4/6)

18-49 leader: NFL Preseason Football (3.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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