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With a stronger, football-fueled lead-in from “60 Minutes,” rookie CBS drama “Madam Secretary” appears to have delivered its best ratings scores since its premiere last night, while ABC’s drama trio of “Once Upon a Time,” “Resurrection” and “Revenge” bounced back from their season lows of the previous week.

NBC won the night as usual with “Sunday Night Football,” which averaged a 6.1 rating/16 share in adults 18-49 and 17 million viewers overall on the network’s stations from 8:30 to 11 p.m., with the game’s national averages expected to be at least 10% higher. The franchise continues to deliver strong ratings despite a string of lopsided games this season.

In the metered-market overnights, the home team Pittsburgh Steelers’ 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens averaged an 11.9 household rating/19 share. The same matchup, when played in Baltimore on CBS’ “Thursday Night Football” in September and against significantly lesser competition, earned a 13.7/23 in the overnights, which translated to a 7.5 rating in 18-49 and 20.77 million viewers overall.

Elsewhere, CBS benefited from a roughly hourlong overrun from its NFL matchup between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. That led into “60 Minutes,” which started at 8 p.m. in much of the country and delivered roughly a 3.3/8 in 18-49 and 17.2 million viewers overall, and “Madam Secretary” (1.8/4 in 18-49, 12.8 million viewers overall), which started at 9 p.m. in much of the country. “The Good Wife” closed things out (1.3/4 in 18-49, 9.6 million viewers overall), down from last week. “CSI” was preempted for a second straight week and has aired just four times this fall.

If the numbers hold, these will be the best 18-49 and total-viewer results for “Madam Secretary” since its Sept. 21 premiere.

ABC’s lineup perked up with “America’s Funniest Home Videos” back in the leadoff spot (1.2/3 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall) after being pre-empted for a special last week, with the show matching or setting season highs in various categories. “Once Upon a Time” (2.5/6 in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall) followed and was the night’s No. 1 broadcast entertainment series in 18-49, up a tenth from last week and two tenths above its performance on the same night a year ago.

And from 9 to 11 p.m., “Resurrection” (1.4/3 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall) was up 0.2 from last week but down 0.3 from “Revenge” in the timeslot a year ago, while “Revenge” at 10 p.m. (1.2/3 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) was up a tick from last week and was up 0.2 from “Betrayal” a year ago.

Fox opened with a repeat “The Simpsons” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall), followed by “Bob’s Burgers” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall), which was even with its premiere last month. An original “Simpsons” at 8 p.m. (2.0/5 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall) was on par with its most recent original on a non-NFL lead-in night for Fox, and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (1.6/4 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall) was down a tenth.

The net wrapped the night with a repeat “Family Guy” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall), followed by an original “Mulaney” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.6 million viewers overall), whose days may be numbered after hitting the dreaded 0.7 rating that already got rookie comedies “Manhattan Love Story” and “A to Z” cancelled.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 4.9/13; CBS, 3.5/9; ABC, 1.6/4; Fox, 1.3/3; Univision, 0.9/3; Telemundo, 0.3/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 16.4 million; NBC, 13.8 million; ABC, 5.8 million; Fox, 2.9 million; Univision, 2.4 million; Telemundo, 0.7 million.