Ratings: Sunday Night Football Pops With Finale, CBS Eyes Upticks

NBC Sunday Night Football‘s season-ending match-up between the Bengals and Steelers drew 18.4 million total viewers and a 5.8 demo rating, up 16 and 12 percent versus last week’s preliminary numbers.

Elsewhere….

* Pending adjustments due to NFL overrun, CBS’ controversial Undercover Boss (with very roughly 9.4 million viewers and a 1.7 rating), The Mentalist (~8.1 mil/1.4) and CSI (~7.7 mil/1.5) are currently looking at upticks of anywhere from one to three tenths. (Reminder: The Mentalist now moves to Wednesdays at 8, starting Jan. 7.)

* Fox’s Simpsons repeat drew the night’s best non-sports demo rating, with a 2.3.

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5 Comments
  1. Tran says:

    Football on NBC always rules on Sunday night (CONGRATS STEELERS). Last night’s Mentalist episode was great and what a way to aired its last Sunday showing. Can’t wait when the Simon Baker led series moves to Wednesdays starting January 7th leading up to the series finale on February 18th.

  2. Bryce says:

    Ugh, let’s not call it a “finale.” Sports are not TV shows.

  3. Ginger Snap says:

    Not much competition for SNF. We’re still in the holiday schedule.

    It’ll be another week before we’re going to have a return to somewhat regular programs – and a return of American Idol.

  4. madbengalsfan85 says:

    18.4m people watched the Bungles play like the Bungles…my username fits my mood perfectly.