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The next-to-last “Sunday Night Football” telecast of the year ruled the Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, carrying NBC to a dominant win for the evening. Football also ran into primetime on CBS and on some FOX stations.
As things stand now, “The Mentalist” is running about even with its numbers last week, while “CSI” will likely be down a bit due to its late start. “Undercover Boss” was down from its premiere a week ago. The only other original airing Sunday was “Mulaney” on FOX, and its numbers are somewhat skewed by late-ending NFL games on FOX stations in about a quarter of the country.
Sunday hour by hour:
7 p.m.

CBS: NFL runover/”60 Minutes” (16.5 million viewers, 9.8/17 households)
NBC: “Football Night in America” (9.2 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: Movie – “The Sound of Music” (4.5 million, 2.7/5)
FOX: “Mulaney” (3.7 million, 2.2/4)/”Bob’s Burgers” rerun (2.1 million, 1.3/2)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/”60 Minutes” (4.1)
8 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” – Seahawks/Cardinals (15.8 million, 9.3/15)
CBS: “60 Minutes”/”Undercover Boss” (11.3 million, 7.1/12)
ABC: “The Sound of Music” (5.3 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (2.9 million, 1.6/3)/”Brooklyn Nine-Nine” rerun (2.25 million, 1.3/2)
18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (4.9)
9 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (16.9 million, 10.2/17)
CBS: “Undercover Boss”/”The Mentalist” (8.7 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: “The Sound of Music” (6.3 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/2)/”Bob’s Burgers” rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/2)
18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (5.5)
10 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (14.1 million, 8.8/15)
CBS: “The Mentalist”/”CSI” (8.15 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: “The Sound of Music” (6.1 million, 3.6/6)
18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (4.7)
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
Posted by:Rick Porter