TV ratings: NBC, Eagles roll to Sunday win

donovan-mcnabb-290.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009

A typically strong showing from "Sunday Night Football" carried NBC to a ratings win Sunday, overcoming CBS' NFL-boosted schedule and decent numbers from Oprah Winfrey's "Christmas at the White House" special.

NBC drew 15.7 million viewers and a 9.6 rating/15 share in households in primetime to score a comfortable win over CBS (12.3 million, 7.7/12). ABC came in third with 10.2 million viewers and a 6.1/10, and FOX (5.6 million, 3.2/5) trailed.

NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 5.7 rating, nearly doubling its closest competitor, CBS (2.9). ABC was right behind at 2.8, while FOX scored a 2.5.

Sunday's hourly results:

7 p.m.

CBS:
NFL overrun/ "60 Minutes" (19.5 million viewers, 12.0/20 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (8.7 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (8.6 million, 5.2/9)
FOX: "Brothers" - two episodes (3.1 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: NFL/"60 Minutes" (5.2)

8 p.m.

NBC:
"Sunday Night Football" - Eagles-Giants (17.1 million, 10.3/16)
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Mentalist" rerun (10.8 million, 6.9/11)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (9.3 million, 5.3/8)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (7.1 million, 3.9/6)/"The Cleveland Show" (6.5 million, 3.7/6)

18-49 leader:
"Sunday Night Football" (6.0)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"Sunday Night Football" (19.2 million, 11.6/17)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (11.2 million, 6.6/10)
CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun/"Cold Case" (9.9 million, 6.4/10)
FOX: "Family Guy" (7.7 million, 4.4/7)/"American Dad" (6.2 million, 3.6/5)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.8)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Sunday Night Football" (18.1 million, 11.2/18)
ABC: Special - "Christmas at the White House" (11.8 million, 7.7/13)
CBS: "Cold Case"/"Criminal Minds" rerun (8.9 million, 5.7/9)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.

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