In the latest TV ratings, NBC Sunday Night Football‘s broadcast of the Cowboys-Eagles game averaged 16.6 million total viewers and a 4.4 demo rating, surging 33 and 26 percent from last week’s early numbers to match the second-best tallies of this NFL season.
Opposite the well-watched round of pigskin….
CBS | 60 Minutes (12.4 mil/2.0) got a beefy NFL lead-in bump, while both The Equalizer (7.1 mil/0.7) and East New York (5.4 mil/0.5) both rose in the demo. NCIS: Los Angeles (4.1 mil/0.4) was steady.
ABC | AFV (3.7 mil/0.3) dipped, while Celebrity Jeopardy! (3.3 mil/0.4), Celeb Wheel (3.1 mil/0.3) and an eventful episode of The Rookie (2.9 mil/0.3) were all steady.
THE CW | Family Law (301K/0.1) was down 21 percent in audience while Coroner (387K/0.1) dipped in both measures.
FOX | The Simpsons did 1.1 mil/0.3, followed by The Great North‘s 893K/0.2, Bob’s Burgers‘ 876K/0.3 and Family Guy‘s 959K/0.3.
The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Kids, ask parents before calling.