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TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Scores Best Numbers Since Week 1

This week’s “Sunday Night Football” game on NBC was the highest-rated primetime NFL game since week one of this season, according to Nielsen data.

The game between the Eagles and the Cowboys averaged a 13.5 rating/22 share in the metered market households, up 13 percent compared to the comparable game last year. Top markets for the game were: Philadelphia 35.3/52; Dallas 30.0/47; San Antonio 25.6/39; Austin 21.9/39; Richmond 21.7/32; Albuquerque 21.1/31; New Orleans 18.8/27; Norfolk 18.5/27; Seattle 17.1/28; and Memphis 16.7/23.

In the fast nationals, the game is currently averaging a 4.6 rating and 14.3 million viewers, though those numbers are subject to adjustment later today.

The 2017 American Music Awards on ABC held even with the 2016 ceremony in the key demo and was up slightly in total viewers. Airing on ABC, the AMAs averaged a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 9 million viewers. The 2016 ceremony also drew a 2.4 but only 8.2 million viewers for an approximate increase of 10 percent year-over-year.

Earlier on ABC, “The Toy Box” (0.6, 3.5 million) was up in both measures.

On CBS, NFL football briefly ran into primetime. “60 Minutes” (2.0, 11.5 million) is currently up in both measures. “Wisdom of the Crowd” (0.8, 6.3 million) is currently up in the key demo. “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.7, 6.8 million) was down in both measures, while “Madam Secretary” (0.7, 6 million) was up in the demo but down in total viewers.

Fox’s entire Sunday lineup took hits, with every show except “Bob’s Burgers” currently sitting at season lows. “Bob’s Burgers” (1.1, 2.4 million) matched its season low. “The Simpsons” drew a 1.1 and 2.7 million viewers. “Ghosted” drew a 0.8 and 2 million. “Family Guy” averaged a 0.9 and 2.1 million. “Last Man on Earth” drew a 0.7 and 1.6 million.

NBC easily won the night with a 5.6 and just under 17 million viewers. ABC was second in the demo with a 2.0 but third in total viewers with 7.7 million viewers. CBS was third in the demo with a 1.5 but second in total viewers with 9 million. Fox was fourth with a 0.9 and 2.1 million

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