andy rooney 2004 getty TV Ratings: Football dominates, but Andy Rooney's final '60 Minutes' draws a crowdFast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.

The football is in full swing, and with that, NBC’s domination of Sunday ratings continue. The match-up wasn’t a terribly tight game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets, but it’s still football, and that’s often good enough.

Perhaps the biggest winner of the night was “60 Minutes” which boasted an audience bump of 6 million viewers over last week, mostly due to the retirement of their famed commentator Andy Rooney. The other interesting story to follow was the performance of ABC’s new retro-drama “Pan Am.” The show slid from last week’s 10.9 million viewers to 7.7 million this week.

NBC led the night with 14.6 million viewers and a 8.9 rating/14 share in households. CBS followed with 12.9 million (8.0/13). ABC took third with 7.6 million (4.7/7). FOX was in last with 5.8 million (3.3/5).

NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic, with a 5.9 rating. CBS was second with 3.1, FOX took third with 2.7 and ABC brought up the rear at 2.3.

]]>7 p.m.: CBS: “60 Minutes” (17.4 million, 10.7/18)
NBC: “Football Night in America” (8.1 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (6.4 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: “The Cleveland Show” rerun (6.3 million, 3.7/6)/”The Simpsons” rerun (4.5 million, 2.6/4) 18-49 leader: “60 Minutes” (4.5) 8 p.m.: NBC: “Football Night in America” (12.5 million, 7.5/12)/ “NBC Sunday Night Football” (19.1 million, 11.5/17)
CBS: “The Amazing Race XIX” (13 million, 7.8/12)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (7.1 million, 4.2/6)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (6.1 million, 3.4/5)/”The Cleveland Show” (5.5 million, 3.0/5) 18-49 leader: “NBC Sunday Night Football” (7.5) 9 p.m.: NBC: “NBC Sunday Night Football” (18.4 million, 11.2./16)
CBS: “The Good Wife” (10.1 million, 6.7/10)
ABC: “Desperate Housewives” (9 million, 5.8/8)
FOX: “Family Guy” (6.9 million, 4.0/6)/”American Dad” (5.7 million, 3.3/5) 18-49 leader:  “NBC Sunday Night Football” (7.5) 10 p.m.: NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (16.2 million, 10.0/16)
CBS: “CSI: Miami” (10.5 million, 6.8/11)
ABC: “Pan Am” (7.7 million, 5.0/8) 18-49 leader:  “NBC Sunday Night Football” (7.0) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

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