TV ratings: NFL games score for CBS and NBC Sunday

peytonmanning_colts_290.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009

A late-afternoon NFL game that spilled into primetime carried CBS to the top of the ratings on Sunday, at least for now, while NBC got lower-than-usual numbers for a lackluster matchup on "Sunday Night Football."

Because of the live sports broadcasts numbers for CBS and NBC will change some, but as things stand now CBS led the night's overall race with 12.6 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/12 share in households. NBC was close behind with just under 12 million viewers and a 7.3/12. ABC (10 million, 6.1/10) came in third, followed by FOX (6.3 million, 3.7/6).

NBC won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.5 rating, topping CBS' 3.6. ABC finished third in the demo at 3.2, a little ahead of FOX's 3.0.

Sunday hour-by-hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
NFL overrun/ "60 Minutes" (20.7 million viewers, 12.4/21 households)
ABC: NASCAR/"America's Funniest Home Videos" (8.2 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (6.5 million, 4.0/7)
FOX: "Brothers" rerun (2.9 million, 1.9/3)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (3.8 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: NFL/"60 Minutes" (6.6)

8 p.m.

CBS: "
60 Minutes"/ "The Amazing Race" (13.1 million, 8.0/13)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Colts at Titans (13 million, 7.8/12)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (9.8 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (7.5 million, 4.3/7)/"The Cleveland Show" (7.8 million, 4.4/7)

18-49 leader:
"Sunday Night Football" (4.9)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"Sunday Night Football" (15.7 million, 9.5/14)
ABC: "Desperate Housewives" (13.1 million, 8.0/12)
CBS: "The Amazing Race"/"Three Rivers" (9 million, 5.4/8)
FOX: "Family Guy" (8.9 million, 5.1/8)/"American Dad" (6.7 million, 3.9/6)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.9)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Sunday Night Football" (12.8 million, 7.9/13)
ABC: "Brothers & Sisters" (9 million, 5.9/10)
CBS: "Three Rivers"/"Cold Case" (7.3 million, 4.7/8)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.0)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.

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