‘Sunday Night Football’ scores big again
NBC has won every Sunday this fall, including last night
December 10, 2012
NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” continued to dominate Sunday night with another record-setting performance last night.
The game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions averaged a 13.5 household rating from 8:30-11:30 p.m., according to Nielsen metered-market ratings.
That was the 10th “SNF” game this season to average at least a 13.5 rating, a new record for the franchise.
NBC has aired 14 games this season, and it has won every Sunday this fall with football.
Meanwhile, Fox had the night’s top non-sports show, “The Simpsons,” which drew a 3.4 at 8 p.m. thanks to a big lead-in from the NFL and “The OT.”
The season finale of “The Amazing Race” was down sharply from last fall, when it enjoyed the benefit of an NFL game on CBS earlier in the night.
Last night’s two-hour season ender from 8 to 10 p.m. drew a 2.6 in 18-49s, according to Nielsen overnights, down 21 percent from last fall’s 3.3 for a one-hour finale.
It was also down slightly from a 2.7 last spring, when the finale was also two hours.
Also last night, ABC’s “Christmas with Holly” scored the best numbers for the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie franchise since it moved to the network last year, though it was still a relatively low number.
The movie averaged a 1.8 from 9 to 11 p.m., peaking with a 2.0 at 10 p.m.
NBC led the night among 18-49s with a 5.7 average overnight rating and a 14 share. Fox was second at 3.5/9, CBS third at 2.2/5, ABC fourth at 1.6/4, Univision fifth at 1.4/3 and Telemundo sixth at 0.8/2.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Forty-six percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
Also, ratings for NBC's NFL coverage are approximate as fast nationals measure timeslot and not actual program data.
At 7 p.m. Fox was first with a 5.2 for NFL overrun and "The OT," followed by NBC with a 2.8 for "Football Night in America." CBS was third with a 1.9 for "60 Minutes," ABC fourth with a 1.4 for "America's Funniest Home Videos," Univision fifth with a 1.1 for "Aqui y Ahora" and Telemundo sixth with a 1.0 for the first hour of the movie "Rescue Dawn."
NBC took the lead at 8 p.m. with a 6.2 for football pregame and the start of "Sunday Night Football," while Fox slipped to second with a 2.8 for "The Simpsons" (3.4) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.1). CBS was third with a 2.6 for "Race," ABC fourth with a 1.4 for a pair of "Prep & Landing" special repeats, Univision fifth with a 1.2 for "Rosa de Guadalupe" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.9 for the conclusion of its movie.
At 9 p.m. NBC was first with a 6.7 for football, with CBS second with a 2.6 for more "Race." Fox was third with a 2.5 for "Family Guy" (2.8) and "American Dad" (2.2), ABC fourth with a 1.7 for "Christmas with Holly," Univision fifth with a 1.5 for "Feliz Navidad con Los Nuestros, Tony Bennett y Sus Amigos" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.8 for the first hour of the movie "Babylon A.D."
NBC led again at 10 p.m. with a 7.0 for football, followed by ABC with a 1.9 for "Christmas with Holly." CBS and Univision tied for third at 1.6, CBS for "The Mentalist" and Univision for "Sal y Pimienta," and Telemundo was fifth with a 0.6 for the end of its movie.
Among households, NBC was first for the night with a 9.6 average overnight rating and a 15 share. CBS was second at 6.0/9, Fox third at 5.2/8, ABC fourth at 4.1/6, Univision fifth at 1.7/3 and Telemundo sixth at 1.0/2.
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