TV ratings: Colts-Broncos scores big for NBC Sunday, 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Revenge' fall

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colts-broncos-ratings-102013.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

The heavily hyped Denver Broncos-Indianapolis Colts game on "Sunday Night Football" lived up to the advance billing, and it scored ratings to match for NBC. The game scored the best metered-market ratings of the season for "SNF" and dominated the night.

Also Sunday, ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" dropped from a week ago, but "Betrayal" improved a little bit. CBS' lineup was delayed by a late-afternoon NFL game running into primetime, and FOX aired a full night of reruns.

NBC averaged 21.45 million viewers and a 12.6 rating/20 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live NFL telecast. CBS (12.3 million, 7.6/12) will also be adjusted for the NFL runover, but it will remain in second. ABC (5.6 million, 3.5/5) finished third, and FOX (2.7 million, 1.5/2) trailed.

NBC's 7.8 rating among adults 18-49 beat the combined total of the other three broadcast networks. CBS came in a distant second with a 2.7, followed by ABC, 1.4, and FOX, 1.1.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (20.4 million viewers, 12.2/20 households)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (11.1 million, 6.5/11)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.7 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.6 million, 1.6/3)/"Family Guy" rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (5.6)

8 p.m.

NBC:
"Sunday Night Football" - Broncos/Colts (24.3 million, 14.1/21)
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (11.5 million, 7.2/11)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" reruns - two episodes (3.1 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (8.7)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"Sunday Night Football" (27.5 million, 16.0/23)
CBS: "The Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (8.7 million, 5.6/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.1 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (2.75 million, 1.5/2)/"American Dad" rerun (2.2 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (9.8)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Sunday Night Football" (22.9 million, 13.6/22)
CBS: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (8.6 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3.6 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (8.8)

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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