Sunday Night Football scored a 6.7 in adults 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, leading out of a 3.2 pregame show. That helped NBC to the Sunday title with a 5.9 and 19 share, ahead of Fox’s 2.4/8, CBS’ 1.2/4 and ABC’s 0.7/2.
The previous week’s football game, on Christmas night, rated a 6.4, with a 3.0 lead in. That night’s TV offerings were a mix of sports, movies and reruns, making comparables tricky.
Fox’s The OT scored a 3.5 before the premiere of comedy The Mick did a strong 2.4 in the overnights, later ticking up to a 2.8 with time zone adjustments. Brooklyn Nine-Nine rated a 1.4 and then a 1.2 before repeats.
On CBS, 60 Minutes did a 1.7 with a football lead in before the premiere of hostage drama Ransom scored a 0.9. Pure Genius rated a 0.8 before a repeat.
On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos did a 1.0 while The Bachelor: Countdown to Nick did a 0.8. Conviction scored a 0.4.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.