With a 6:40 p.m. start for the NFC Championship Game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings, the spillover into primetime catapulted Fox to the top of the Nielsens for Sunday night, averaging a 19.0 in the 18-49 demographic, according to TVbythenumbers.
At 8 p.m. ABC’s new episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" earned a 2.25 average rating, against reruns on CBS and an NBC "Dateline" that managed a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo.
Another new "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" from 9-10, averaged a 2.6, besting NBC’s coverage of "Figure Skating" which earned a 0.55 average.
From 10-11, NBC’s "Figure Skating" remained in the basement, 0.65 in the 18-49 demo, while the end of the game and the post-game festivities on Fox dominated with a 13.4 average. ABC and CBS showed reruns.
— Allison J. Waldman