Football, NBC Dominate Sunday Night Ratings

Sep 20, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The matchup of Peyton Manning vs. little brother Eli Manning in NBC’s "Football Night In America" game, with Peyton’s Indianapolis Colts dominating Eli’s New York Giants 38-14, was the top ratings draw Sunday night, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

At 7 p.m. the NBC pregame scored a 3.0 in the 18-49 demographic, well below the CBS overrun of its NFL game–the New York Jets against the New England Patriots–paired with the start of "60 Minutes," a combination that drew a 7.1 rating in the demo.

At 8 p.m. NBC’s broadcast took over with a 7.5 rating in the 18-49 demo, ahead of the remainder of "60 Minutes," which had a 2.5 in the demo.

At 9 p.m. the NBC broadcast of the game grew to 9.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, competing with only one new show, ABC’s "The Gates," which had a 0.9 in the demo.

In the 10 p.m. hour NBC’s game coverage wrapped up with a 7.4 in the 18-49 demo, crushing the season finale of "The Gates," which again netted just a 0.9 rating.


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