TV Ratings: NBC flies with Seahawks Sunday

seattle-seahawks-lawyer.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, January 2, 2011.

Sunday saw the return of football to NBC, which gave the network the expected victory for the night as viewers tuned in for the Rams vs. Seahawks game. The network easily won the demo title as well.

NBC drew an estimated 14.3 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/13 share in households, ahead of CBS' 11.3 million and 6.8/11. ABC had 9.4 million and 5.7/9, while FOX drew 8.6 million and 4.9/8.

NBC also snagged the 18-49 demo title with a 5.1, while FOX had a 3.4, ABC, 2.7, and CBS, 2.4.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

FOX: Football runover (18.8 million, 10.2/16)/ "The OT" (10 million, 5.6/9)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (13.6 million, 8.3/13)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (9.7 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (8.2 million, 4.5/7)

18-49 leader: Football runover (6.7)

8 p.m.

NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16.3 million, 9.3/14)
CBS: "CSI: Miami" (11.1 million, 6.9/11)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (9.3 million, 5.4/8)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (6.2 million, 3.6/6)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (5 million, 2.9/4)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.8)

9 p.m.

NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (15.6 million, 9.3/14)
ABC: "Desperate Housewives" (12.1 million, 7.5/12)
CBS: "Undercover Boss" (11.8 million, 6.9/11)
FOX: "Family Guy" back-to-back reruns (5.7 million, 3.4/5)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.6)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Sunday Night Football" (15.5 million, 9.4/16)
CBS: "CSI: Miami" rerun (8.6 million, 5.1/9)
ABC: "Brothers & Sisters" (7.97 million, 5.3/9)

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

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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