NBC's critically acclaimed new Sunday-night drama Ed, about a barrister/bowling entrepreneur, got off to a strong start on a usually tough night for the network. Ed averaged 15.8 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/16 share in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research. Ed won its 8 p.m. ET/PT time period in adults 18-49 and gave NBC its best ratings in the period since 1997.
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