TV Ratings: Rescheduled Sunday Night Football wins Tuesday

vikings-eagles-dec-28.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010

Better late than never. NBC's rescheduled "Sunday Night Football" match-up between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles easily besting the night in viewers and adults 18-49.

NBC averaged 21.5 million viewers and a 12.5 rating/21 share in households for the night, toppling second-place CBS (9.8 million, 6.3/10), which had an otherwise strong showing for the 2010 "Kennedy Center Honors". FOX placed third with 4.0 million viewers and a 2.5/4, with ABC (3.7 million, 2.4/4) in fourth and the CW in last (814,000, 0.5/1).

NBC also boasts the best numbers in the 18-49 demographic in over a week, with a 7.3 rating for the night. No other network even cracked a the 2.0 mark, with CBS in second (1.6), FOX in third (1.3), ABC in fourth (1.0) and CW pulling up the rear (0.3).

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (20.7 million viewers, 12.1/20)
CBS: "NCIS" rerun (10.6 million, 6.5/11)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (4.1 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" rerun (3.98 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" rerun (932,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.7)

9 p.m.

NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (22.2 million, 12.7/20)
CBS: "Kennedy Center Honors" (9.2 million, 6.1/10)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (3.99 million, 2.5/4)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" rerun (3.4 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: "Life Unexpected" rerun (695,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.6)

10 p.m.

NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (21.7 million, 12.9/22)
CBS: "Kennedy Center Honors" (9.5 million, 6.3/11)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" rerun (3.5 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.7)

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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