Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins With NFL Opener

NBC was the big winner thanks to the NFL opener, which saw the Chiefs come from behind to off the Patriots. NBC had a 6.7 rating in viewers 18-49, and a 25 share. Last year’s opener scored an 8/28.

Second was CBS at 1.1/4.

Football Night in America led into the game on NBC, and scored a 5.7.

CBS had repeated comedies, then Big Brother up 20% at 1.8 and drama Zoo up 25% at 0.5.

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Fox was at 0.7.3, as Beat Shazam scored a flat 0.8 and Love Connection a 0.6. Love Connection did a 1.3 the week before.

Telemundo too was at 0.7/3. El Senor de los Cielos scored a 0.9.

ABC rated a 0.6/2. Battle of the Network Stars was up a tenth of a point at 0.6, and the Gong Show finale was down a tenth of a point at 0.5.

Univision did a 0.6/2 as well.

The CW was at 0.3/1. Penn & Teller: Fool Us was a 0.4 and Whose Line Is It Anyway? a 0.3. The previous week’s shows did a 0.6 and 0.7, respectively.

Michael Malone

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.