TV ratings: NFL Hall of Fame game scores for NBC Sunday, 'Big Brother' steady

nfl-hall-of-fame-2013-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013

The first NFL preseason game of 2013 carried NBC to a big ratings win Sunday night as viewers welcomed football back into their homes. First-run shows on the other networks did OK too, making for a better-than-summer-average night in the Nielsens.

"Big Brother" and "Unforgettable" were about even with their performances a week ago for CBS, and the return of "Secret Millionaire" to ABC gave the network a bump at 8 o'clock. "Whodunnit?" was flat.

NBC drew 8 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households in primetime, pending updates for the live NFL telecast. CBS (6.6 million, 4.3/8) came in second. ABC was third with 3.8 million viewers and a 2.4/4. FOX trailed with 2.45 million viewers and a 1.5/3.

NBC had a bigger lead among adults 18-49, scoring a 2.9 rating in the demographic. CBS finished a distant second at 1.3, edging FOX's 1.2. ABC posted a 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes" (8.1 million viewers, 5.5/11 households)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.6 million, 2.8/6)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: "American Dad" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/2)/"The Simpsons" rerun (1.9 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (1.4)

8 p.m.

NBC:
NFL Hall of Fame game - Dolphins/Cowboys (10.2 million, 6.2/11)
CBS: "Big Brother" (6.8 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: "Secret Millionaire" premiere (5 million, 3.2/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.7 million, 1.5/3)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.45 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: NFL Hall of Fame game (3.6)

9 p.m.

NBC:
NFL Hall of Fame game (9.2 million, 5.7/9)
CBS: "Unforgettable" (7 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: "Family Guy" reruns - two episodes (3.1 million, 1.9/3)
ABC: "Whodunnit?" (3 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: NFL Hall of Fame game (3.4)

10 p.m.

NBC:
NFL Hall of Fame game (7.9 million, 4.9/8)
CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (4.4 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (2.9 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: NFL Hall of Fame game (3.1)

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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