Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins With Seahawks-Cardinals

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NBC won the Sunday ratings race, with Sunday Night Football topping the World Series on Fox. Seahawks-Cardinals led NBC to a 3.1 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 16 share. Fox had a 1.8/9 with the World Series. 

Football Night in America shot up 20% to a 1.8 on NBC and the game, a 37-34 barnburner, got a 3.5, up 25% from Rams-Niners the week before. 

Dodgers-Rays on Fox took up primetime. 

CBS got a 1.4/7. Football led into 60 Minutes, featuring President Trump and Joe Biden, at 2.4. 60 Minutes got a 0.8 the Sunday before, with no NFL lead-in and no Trump or Biden. A rerun of The Neighborhood led into 1996 thriller Scream at 0.4 and 0.3. 

ABC got a 0.6/3. America’s Funniest Home Videos grew 40% for a 0.7 and Supermarket Sweep fell 20% to 0.8. Who Wants to be a Millionaire scored a 0.5 and Card Sharks a 0.3, both off a tenth of a point. 

Telemundo and Univision both scored a 0.2/1. Telemundo had Mexican Primera soccer at 0.2 and movie The Hunter’s Prayer at 0.2.

Univision had Aqui y Ahora down a tenth at 0.2 and movie Zookeeper at 0.3. Sal y Pimenta closed out prime down a tenth at 0.2. 

The CW got a 0.1/0. Pandora got a flat 0.1 and was followed by Whose Line Is It Anyway? repeats. 

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.