The Bears’domination of the Vikings, by a score of 39-10, fumbled some of the Sunday Night Football audience this week, but the NFL game still handily topped the night in both total viewers and in the demo. Averaging 14.5 million viewers while scoring a 5.74 demo rating, the contestwas down a third from last week’s Packers-Falcons match-up.
Among non-sports broadcast programming, CSI: Miami (10.51 mil/2.5) — as part of CBS’ first regularly scheduled Sunday line-up of the season, hurrah! — eked out the win in total viewers (over lead-in The Good Wife), while Fox’s “special” X Factor outing (8.65 mil/3.3) topped the demos.
Other highlights, hour-by-hour:
8 pm | Amazing Race (9.3 mil/2.5) placed a distant second behind football, dropping 11 percent in the demo. In fourth behind X Factor, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (7.1 mil/1.9) was down a few percentage points.
9 pm | Trailing football, The Good Wife (10 mil/2.1) held steady while Desperate Housewives (8.24 mil/2.7) dipped 4 percent to match its all-time low rating.
10 pm | Placing a distant third behind football and CSI: Miami, ABC’s Pan Am cruised to new lows of 5.9 million viewers and a 1.8 demo rating.
What were you watching this Sunday night?