TV Ratings: America loves football, and so do CBS and NBC

ratings-packers-cowboys.pngFast National ratings for Sunday, November 7, 2010.

All eyes are on football on Sundays. CBS had just over an hour of NFL overrun, and with two close games, there's no surprise that 27 million eyes were on The Eye. NBC's broadcast of the Packers' win over the Cowboys made them particularly successful in the 18-49 demo.

NFL overrun in the 7 p.m. hour (going into the 8 p.m. hour seven minutes) gave CBS the upper hand. They took the lead with an average 16.1 viewers and a 9.6 rating/15 share in households. It was followed by NBC with 14.0 million and an 8.4/13. ABC had 9.5 million (5.9/9) and FOX had 6.1 (3.5/5).

As for the 18-49 demo, NBC edged ahead of CBS with 5.3 and 4.6, respectively. That was followed by FOX's 2.8 and ABC's 2.7.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.


CBS: NFL Overrun (27.6 million, 16.1/26)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.6 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (6.6 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" reruns (3.9 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: NFL 4 (8.7)

8 p.m.

NBC: Sunday Night Football (15.9 million, 9.3/14)
CBS:  "60 Minutes" (15.5 million, 9.4/14)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (9.2 million, 5.4/8)
FOX: "The Simpsons"/"The Cleveland Show" (7.4 million, 4.1/6)

18-49 leader: Sunday Night Football (5.8)

9 p.m.

NBC: Sunday Night Football (18.1 million, 10.8/16)
ABC: "Desperate Housewives" (12.5 million, 7.7/12)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (11.2 million, 6.7/10)
FOX: "Family Guy"/"American Dad" (7.1 million, 4.2/6)

18-49 leader: Sunday Night Football (6.9)

10 p.m.

NBC:
Sunday Night Football (15.3 million, 9.5/17)
CBS: "Undercover Boss" (9.8 million, 6.2/11)
ABC: "Brothers & Sisters" (8.8 million, 5.9/10)

18-49 leader:
Sunday Night Football (6.3)

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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