nfl cowboys jets gi TV Ratings: NBC scores with Sunday night footballFast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

America, it turns out, is totally ready for some football. Sunday evening’s watching was totally dominated by NBC’s “Football Night in America” match-up between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets.

NBC averaged 19 million viewers and an 11.4 rating, 18 share in primetime households, more than double the totals logged by every other network. CBS (9.3 million, 5.9/9) was a distant second with a night of 9/11 memorial programming. FOX (7.3, 4.3/7) and ABC (4.8 million, 3.1/5) trailed with re-runs and more 9/11-related programming, respectively.

NBC and football, not surprisingly, dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 7.8 rating.
]]>Sunday hour-by-hour: 7 p.m.: FOX: “The OT” (14.1 million, 8.2/14)
NBC: “Football Night in America” (9.4 million, 5.7/10)
CBS: “60 Minutes” (7.9 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” re-run (5.1 million, 3.0/5) 18-49 winner: “The OT” (5.8) 8 p.m. NBC: “Football: Cowboys vs. Jets” (22 million, 13.0/20)
CBS: “9/11: 10 Years Later” (11.4 million,m 7.1/11)
FOX: “The Simpsons”/”Family Guy” re-runs (4.7 million, 2.7/4)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” re-run (4.3 million, 2.8/4) 18-49 leader: “Football: Cowboys vs. Jets” (8.8) 9 p.m. NBC: “Football: Cowboys vs. Jets” (23.2 million, 13.7/20)
CBS: “9/11: 10 Years Later” (13 million, 7.9/12)
ABC:  “20/20” (4.4 million, 3.0/4)
FOX: “Family Guy” re-run/”In the Flow” (3.3 million, 2.0/3) 18-49 leader: “Football: Cowboys vs. Jets” (9.5) 10 p.m. NBC: “Football: Cowboys vs. Jets” (22 million, 13.3/22)
ABC: “20/20” (5.4 million, 3.7/6)
CBS: “The Good Wife” re-run (5 million, 3.4/5) 18-49 leader: “Football: Cowboys vs. Jets” (9.4) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

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Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson