redskins cowboys ratings dec 30 TV ratings: Cowboys Redskins 'Sunday Night Football' finale draws huge ratingsFast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

The final game of the NFL’s regular season scored big for NBC on Sunday. The win-or-go-home game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys drew the highest metered-market ratings ever for a prime-time NFL telecast on NBC.

The Peacock averaged 21.4 million viewers and a 12.0 rating/19 share in households for the night, numbers that will probably rise in the final nationals. FOX also got a boost from NFL games running into primetime and drew 10.3 million viewers and a 5.9/9. CBS (7.5 million, 4.9/8) came in third, and ABC (3.5 million, 2.0/3) trailed.

NBC’s 7.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic beat the combined total of the other three networks. FOX scored a 3.7 to take second. CBS posted a 1.1 and ABC a 0.9.

]]> CBS: NFL runover/”60 Minutes” (9.2 million, 5.7/9)
NBC: “Football Night in America” (9.1 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” rerun (5.2 million, 3.0/5) 18-49 leader: NFL runover/”The OT” (7.5) 8 p.m. NBC: “Sunday Night Football” – Cowboys/Redskins (24 million, 13.4/21)
CBS: “60 Minutes”/”NCIS” rerun (8.95 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (6.6 million, 3.8/6)/”Bob’s Burgers” rerun (3.7 million, 2.2/3)
ABC: Movie – “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2.9 million, 1.6/3) 18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (8.1) 9 p.m. NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (26.8 million, 14.9/23)
CBS: “NCIS” rerun/”The Good Wife” rerun (6.4 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (3.9 million, 2.3/4)/”American Dad” rerun (3.15 million, 1.9/3)
ABC: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2.9 million, 1.6/2) 18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (9.2) 10 p.m. NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (25.9 million, 14.8/24)
CBS: “The Good Wife” rerun/”The Mentalist” rerun (5.4 million, 3.6/6)
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (3.2 million, 1.8/3) 18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (9.3)

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

Posted by:Rick Porter