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Primetime Ratings Sunday: NBC on Top With NFL Playoffs

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NBC had the top score in Sunday prime, with playoff football action leading the way. NBC scored a 5.0 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 25 share. In second was CBS at 2.3/11. 

Football Night in America got a 2.0 on NBC, up 33% from the week before, and the game, Browns versus Steelers, a 6.0. That was a 62% gain from the previous Sunday, which was the regular-season finale. 

CBS had Bears versus Saints at the start of prime and 60 Minutes up 19% to 1.9. NCIS: Los Angeles grew 17% to 0.7 and NCIS: New Orleans scored a flat 0.5. 

ABC got a 0.5/3. America’s Funniest Home Videos went up 17% to 0.7 and a Celebrity Wheel of Fortune rerun followed. Who Wants to be a Millionaire shot up 25% to 0.5 and The Rookie lost 20% for a 0.4. 

Univision posted a 0.4/2. Aqui y Ahora shot up 150% to 0.5 and led into movie Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

Fox had a 0.3/1 with comedy reruns. 

Telemundo had a 0.1/1 with a Browns-Steelers simulcast. 

The CW got a 0.1/0 with the Critics Choice Super Awards

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.