TV Ratings: Tom Brady sets record, NBC takes it Sunday

tom-brady-patriots-vs-packers-121810-02-gi-320.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, December 19, 2010.

Although CBS' "60 Minutes" had the highest ratings for the night and the "Survivor: Nicaragua" finale had decent numbers, Sunday Night Football gave NBC the overall win.

NBC led the night with coverage of the close Patriots-Packers game, drawing 17.5 million viewers and a 10.2 rating/17 share in households. CBS was next with a strong 15.7 million, 8.8/14, then ABC with 6.2 million, 3.5/6 and FOX with 4.6 million, 2.6/4.

NBC also scored the adult demo title with a 6.1 rating for the night followed by CBS, 4.4., FOX, 2.0 and ABC, 1.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes"(21.7 million, 12.9/22)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (9.9 million, 5.7/10)
ABC: "The Santa Clause 2" (4.8 million, 2.8/5)
FOX:
"The Simpsons" back-to-back reruns (4.2 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (5.5)

8 p.m.

NBC: Sunday Night Football (18.1 million, 10.5/17)
CBS: "Survivor: Nicaragua" finale (15.6 million, 8.7.14)
ABC: "The Santa Clause 2" (7.2 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (5.1 million, 2.9/5)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (4.4 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: Sunday Night Football (6.2)

9 p.m.

NBC: Sunday Night Football (21.5 million, 12.6/20)
CBS: "Survivor: Nicaragua" finale (13.3 million, 7.0/11)
ABC: "The Santa Clause 3" (6.7 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" back-to-back reruns (4.9 million, 2.8/4)

18-49 leader: Sunday Night Football (7.3)

10 p.m.

NBC: Sunday Night Football (20.5 million, 12.1/20)
CBS: "Survivor: Nicaragua - Reunion" (12.2 million, 6.6/11)
ABC: "The Santa Clause 3" (6.1 million, 3.7/6)

18-49 leader:
Sunday Night Football (7.5)

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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