TV Ratings: Football scores Sunday despite Fall TV premieres

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The Colts and the Cardinals got a little tough competition from Fall TV premieres, but in the end football still scored the highest ratings for Sunday night despite slipping a bit from the previous week.

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" led the way with 12.8 million viewers and an 8.0 rating/13 share in households. Second place went to CBS, which drew 11.7 million viewers and a 7.3/12, followed by ABC (10.1 million, 6.4/11), FOX (7.5 million, 4.2/7) and lastly, The CW (1.5 million, 0.9/2).

The adults 18-49 demo race also went to NBC, which scored a 4.9 rating, but this time FOX came in second with a 3.7, ahead of CBS' 3.3 and ABC's 3.2. The CW trailed with a 0.5.

Here's the hour-by-hour breakdown.

7 p.m.

CBS: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (16.2 million,  10.3/18)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (8.6 million, 5.2/9)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" season premiere (7.3 million , 4.5/8)
FOX: "Brothers" repeats (5 million, 2.9/5)
The CW: Local programming (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (4.1)

8 p.m.

NBC: "Sunday Night Football: Colts vs. Cardinals" (13.3 million, 8.2/13)
CBS: "The Amazing Race 15" premiere (11.7 million, 7.1/11)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (10.5 million, 6.4/10)
FOX: "The Simpsons" season premiere (8.2 million, 4.5/7), "The Cleveland Show" series premiere (9.5 million, 5.3/8)
The CW: Local programming (1.5 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.1)

9 p.m.

NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (15.5 million, 9.7/15)
ABC: "Desperate Housewives" season premiere (13.2 million, 8.4/13)
CBS:"The Amazing Race 15"  (9.9 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: "Family Guy" (10.2 million, 5.7/9), "American Dad" (7.1 million, 4.1/6) season premieres
The CW: Local programming (1.7 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.7)

10 p.m.

NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (13.6 million, 8.7/15)
CBS: "Cold Case" (9 million, 5.9/10)
ABC: "Brothers & Sisters" (9.3 million, 6.3/11)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Related:

'The Amazing Race' recap
'Desperate Housewives' recap
'Brothers & Sisters' recap


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