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Sunday Ratings: NBC Tops Premieres with Football

ABC had Vanessa Williams, FOX had an hour-long Family Guy and CBS had a must-see watermelon mishap – but those three networks were missing one important thing: football. The gridiron action in Miami was hot enough to win both the demos and viewers for NBC.

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TV Talk: High Interest in Law & Order: LA, Low Numbers for HBO

Law & Order: Los Angeles-Which new shows are you looking forward to checking out? According to a TiVo poll, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-0 are the most-anticipated programs of the upcoming season.

-When is an Oscar nominee not considered “famous enough”? When her name is Carey Mulligan. The Wall Street 2 star says she would love to be in Glee, but she’s apparently not recognizable enough for a cameo.

-Has HBO lost some of its appeal? Despite shows like True Blood, Entourage and Hung, the cable channel’s second quarter audience numbers were the lowest in four years. New series Boardwalk Empire begins this Sunday.

-Sunday Night Football, though, is doing just fine for NBC. This weekend’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins scored the best overnight ratings for any opener—on a Sunday or Monday—in 13 years.


Sunday Ratings: Survivor Stands Strong Against Football

Survivor: Samoa might not have ended the way many fans would have liked, but it still left CBS happy. The 3-hour event helped CBS win the viewers last night while NBC hung on to the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Eagles Sack the President

As nice as Christmas must be in the White House, the action is clearly on the gridiron. Despite cheerful numbers for Oprah’s primetime special, the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants was easily the night’s top contender.

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Sunday Ratings: Wedding High for Brothers & Sisters

Nothing says ratings like a long-awaited wedding. Last night’s episode of Brothers & Sisters gave the drama its best ratings of the season. Unfortunately, commitment-phobes - once again - fueled NBC’s football Sunday.

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Sunday Ratings: Touchdown for NBC

There’s nothing NBC loves more than football Sunday. Last night’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers gave the network something to thankful for over the holiday weekend.

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Sunday Ratings: AMAs Strike a Chord for ABC

Wins for Michael Jackson, a fall from Jennifer Lopez and a kiss from Adam Lambert combined for one of the best-rated AMAs in some time. The 2009 event had its largest audience in seven years and its highest demo in five.

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Sunday Ratings: Three Rivers Goes Upstream

Is Alex O’Loughlin headed for another CBS cancellation, or will the former Moonlight star live to see another season? The answer might not be so clear right now. Last night’s Three Rivers with guest star Mandy Patinkin reached its best demos to date.

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Sunday Ratings: NBC Thanking the Cowboys

Now that baseball is finally over, it’s time to get back to the gridiron. Last night’s game between the Dallas Cowboy and the Philadelphia Eagles gave NBC something it hasn’t seen in a while: wins in both the viewers and the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Yankees Strike Home Run for FOX

If you’re a football or a baseball fan, you were a winner last night. Baseball playoff coverage helped give FOX overall wins in both categories yesterday, but the gridiron action on NBC wasn’t too far behind.

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