almichaels sundaynightfootball 290 TV ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' dominates for NBCFast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009

The first “Sunday Night Football” broadcast of the season scored big ratings for NBC on Sunday, while the late-afternoon games on FOX helped “King of the Hill” to a decent-sized audience for its series finale.

Numbers for NBC and FOX will change some because of their live sports coverage, but as things stand now NBC ruled the night with 15.5 million viewers and a 9.4 rating/15 share in households. FOX (7.7 million, 4.6/7) came in second. CBS (6.2 million, 4.0/6) was third, while ABC came in fourth with 4.5 million viewers and a 2.7/4. The CW drew 1.2 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

(Ratings for the Video Music Awards on MTV should be available later in the day Monday.)

NBC also led among adults 18-49 with a 6.2 rating. FOX grabbed second in the key ad demographic with a 3.4. CBS took third at 1.6, followed by ABC, 1.3, and The CW, 0.5.

Sunday night hour-by-hour:

7 p.m.

FOX: NFL overrun (12.4 million viewers, 7.4/13 households)
CBS: “60 Minutes” (8.4 million, 5.5/10)
NBC: “Football Night in America” (7.3 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” rerun (6 million, 3.6/6)
The CW: Movie – “Benny & Joon” (1.4 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: NFL overrun (5.3)

8 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” – Bears at Packers (18.3 million, 10.9/17)
CBS: “Big Brother 11” (8.5 million, 5.4/9)
FOX: “King of the Hill” series finale – two episodes (6.1 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” rerun (5.1 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (7.1)

9 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (19.7 million, 11.7/18)
CBS: “There Goes the Neighborhood” finale (4.6 million, 2.8/4)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (4.9 million, 3.0/5)/”American Dad” rerun (4 million, 2.5/4)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (4.3 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: “Melrose Place” rerun (846,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (7.8)

10 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (16.7 million, 10.3/17)
CBS: “There Goes the Neighborhood” finale (3.4 million, 2.2/4)
ABC: “Defying Gravity” (2.5 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (6.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.

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Posted by:Rick Porter