Primetime Ratings Sunday: NBC Wins With Browns-Giants

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NBC had the winning score in Sunday prime, thanks to Sunday Night Football. NBC posted a 2.8 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 16 share. In second was CBS at 1.6/9. 

Football Night in America lost 33% for a 1.0 on NBC and the game, Browns versus Giants, got a 3.3. Last week, Steelers-Bills posted a 3.8. 

CBS had Chiefs-Saints at the start of prime, then 60 Minutes at 3.1. Special Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert got a 0.8. The 22nd Annual A Home For the Holidays got a 0.4, up a tenth from last year. 

Everyone else was playing for scraps. ABC got a 0.5/3 and Fox a 0.4/2. ABC had 1965 classic The Sound of Music, about an Austrian nanny with a gift for song, across prime. The movie got a 0.6 last December. 

Fox had comedy reruns and a repeat of The Moodys

Telemundo scored a 0.3/2 and Univision a 0.3/1. Telemundo had movies The Marine 4: Moving Target and Jack Reacher

Univision had Aqui y Ahora down 60% to 0.2 and two hours of Enamorandos: Amor En La Navidad at 0.2 and 0.3. Sal y Pimienta got a 0.3. 

The CW rated a 0.1/0. Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic got a 0.1, as did The Outpost. The Outpost was up a tenth. 

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.