TV ratings: Giants-Cowboys scores big for NBC Sunday, 'Once Upon a Time' falls some more
A tight game between two marquee teams gave NBC's "Sunday Night Football" some of its best ratings of the season, carrying the Peacock to a big ratings win for the night. The NFL also boosted CBS, while ABC's "Once Upon a Time" declined again in its final episode of 2011.
The Giants-Cowboys game on "SNF" helped NBC score 18.6 million viewers and an 11.3 rating/17 share in households for the night, leading CBS (13.2 million, 8.3/13) by more than 5 million viewers as things stand now (numbers for both nets will change some because of live sports in primetime). FOX averaged 6 million viewers and a 3.5/5, beating ABC's 5.9 million and 3.5/5.
NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 6.9 rating, more than doubling CBS' 3.2. FOX drew a 2.7 in the demo and ABC a 1.8.