Ratings: Giants-Cowboys Tackle Big Audience, Once Upon a Time Dips to New Low

NBC’s broadcast of the Giants-Cowboys game gave Sunday Night Football its second-largest overnight rating (16.1) of the season, and the franchise’s fifth-highest tally ever.

Final numbers are due in later today, but very preliminary indicators suggest that well over 20 million total viewers were tuned in during any given half hour.

Similarly, CBS’ own Sunday football coverage gave its primetime line-up a boost. Though the numbers are very rough due to some 40 minutes of NFL overrun, both The Amazing Race and The Good Wife are looking to be up by perhaps double digits, while CSI: Miami appears flat.

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Elsewhere on Sunday:

* The Once Upon a Time fall finale fell shy of 9 million total viewers while scoring a 2.9 rating, down 8 and 11 percent (setting a new demo low).

* On Fox, The Simpsons (6.5 mil/3.0) dropped sharply from last week’s football-boosted outing, but is up versus the week prior. The Cleveland Show‘s Die Hard homage (5 mil/2.3) dipped 8 percent. At 9 pm, Family Guy (6.1 mil/3.1) was down 15 percent, but American Dad (5 mil/2.5) was up 11 and 14 percent from its last outing.

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