steelers bengals ratings 1021 gi TV ratings: Football rules Sunday but 'Once Upon a Time' and ABC riseFast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

An afternoon NFL game that ate up an hour of primetime on CBS and NBC’s regular “Sunday Night Football” telecast gave those two networks the night’s biggest audiences. In the midst of that, though, ABC’s drama lineup was up across the board: “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge” and “666 Park Avenue” were all up a little over last week.

Because they all had live sports in primetime, numbers for CBS, NBC and FOX will change some. At the moment though, CBS is in the lead overall with 14.5 million viewers and a 9.2 rating/14 share in households, beating NBC’s 12.8 million and 7.8/12. ABC (7.3 million, 4.5/7) came in third, while FOX (5.6 million, 3.5/5) trailed.

NBC scored a win among adults 18-49 with a 4.8 rating. CBS finished second in the demographic with a 3.8, followed by ABC, 2.3, and FOX, 1.6.

]]>7 p.m. CBS: NFL runover (23.8 million viewers, 14.5/24 households)
NBC: “Football Night in America” (5.94 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (5.93 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: NLCS pre-game (5 million, 3.0/5) 18-49 leader: NFL runover (7.6) 8 p.m. CBS: “60 Minutes” (14.8 million, 9.3/14)
NBC: “Sunday Night Football” – Steelers/Bengals (14 million, 8.4/13)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (9.7 million, 5.6/8)
FOX: National League Championship Series Game 6 – Cardinals/Giants (6.15 million, 3.8/6) 18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (5.2) 9 p.m. NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (16.1 million, 9.8/14)
CBS: “The Amazing Race” (9.4 million, 6.0/9)
ABC: “Revenge” (8.65 million, 5.5/8)
FOX: NLCS Game 6 (5.8 million, 3.6/5) 18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (6.1) 10 p.m. NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (15.1 million, 9.4/15)
CBS: “The Good Wife” (9.7 million, 6.8/11)
FOX: NLCS Game 6 (5.25 million, 3.4/5)
ABC: “666 Park Avenue” (4.9 million, 3.2/5) 18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (6.0)

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

Posted by:Rick Porter