NFL Game Gives NBC a Big Ratings Win

Aug 23, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings were a big draw for NBC’s "Sunday Night Football" in the Nielsen ratings, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

At 7 p.m. NBC’s "Dateline" kicked off the night with a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo, better than CBS’s "60 Minutes," which had a 1.1 in the same demo.

At 8 p.m. the first hour of NBC’s "Sunday Night Football" collected a 3.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, ahead of CBS’s strong showing for "Big Brother" with a 2.6 in the demo.

The second hour of Minnesota vs. San Francisco on NBC earned a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

The 10 p.m. hour of football earned a 2.7 in the 18-49 demographic, besting ABC’s "The Gates," which managed a 0.9 in the demo.


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