NBC Sunday Night Football‘s regularly scheduled season opener drew 20.7 million total viewers and a 7.5 demo rating on Sunday, shy of its Thursday kickoff numbers (23.3 mil/8.5) and down 15 and 18 percent from a year ago’s Giants/Cowboys matchup.
Elsewhere on the night….
ABC | Celebrity Family Feud wrapped its season with 6.6 mil and a 1.3, up 15 percent and three tenths from its last fresh outing. Miss America (6.2 mil/1.3) slipped 10 percent and two tenths from its previous broadcast.
FOX | Leading out of The OT, Son of Zorn was sampled by 6 million total viewers, while scoring a 2.4 demo rating. TVLine readers gave the semi-animated comedy an average grade of “C+.”
CBS | Big Brother (6.5 mil/1.8) surged 25 and 29 percent from last Sunday’s holiday lull. BrainDead’s double-episode finale did 2.4 mil/0.5 (its best rating since July 31) and then 2 mil/0.3 (matching its series low), while averaging an “A-” grade from TVLine readers.