TV Ratings: Saints-Raiders NFL pre-season game scores a win for NBC

nfl-chargers-saints-gi.jpgFast national ratings for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

The NFL pre-season continues apace and Sunday night's match-up between the Oakland Raiders and the New Orleans Saints led the evening's ratings in both viewers and the 18-49 demographic. NBC averaged 7.3 million viewers for the evening with a 4.5 rating/7 share in households.

ABC followed with 6 million viewers and 3.6/6. CBS (5.9 million, 3.8/6) was next. FOX came in last with a low-ish 2.3 million viewers (1.4/2).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, the order was the same: NBC led with 2.5, followed by ABC (1.5), CBS (1.4) and FOX (1.1).

Sunday hour-by-hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (7.9 million, 5.2/9)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" re-run (6.3 million, 3.7/7)
NBC: "NBC Sports" (4.1 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: "American Dad"/"Bob's Burgers" re-runs (1.7 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.4)

8 p.m.

NBC: "NBC NFL Pre-Season" coverage (8.6 million, 5.3/9)
CBS: "Big Brother 13" (7.7 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: "Extreme Home Makeover" re-run (5.5 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons"/"The Cleveland Show" re-runs (2.6 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: Tie between "NBC NFL Pre-Season" coverage and "Big Brother 13" (both with 2.9)

9 p.m.

NBC: "NBC Preseason football: Saints at Raiders" (9 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: "20/20: The Sixth Sense" (6 millionm, 3.7/6)
CBS: "The Good Wife" re-run (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: "Family Guy" re-run/"In the Flow" (2.6 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: "NBC Preseason football: Saints at Raiders" 3.2)

10 p.m.

NBC: "NBC Preseason football: Saints at Raiders" (7.5 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: "20/20: The Sixth Sense" (5.9 million, 3.9/6)
CBS: "CSI: Miami" re-run (4.4 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: "NBC Preseason football: Saints at Raiders" (2.6)

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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