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TV Ratings: Sunday Night Football Sets High; ‘Big Brother’ Falls; ‘The Gates’ Stays Down

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September 13th, 2010

Scoreboard NBC FOX CBS Uni ABC
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 6.9/17 3.8/10 1.4/4 1.3/2 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 5.8/16 3.6/10 1.1/3 1.2/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 18.392 9.112 6.239 3.240 4.305

Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for NBC (NFL Football) and Fox (early NFL primetime overrun) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

America is indeed ready for some football as Sunday Night Football premiered to the biggest opening night preliminary metered market ratings in its history, up 24% over last year's opening SNF game.

Update: Here are the final ratings for NBC's Sunday Night Football line up. via @TravisYanan

Football Night in America Part 2 (7:30pm, 29 minutes)
- 4.878 million viewers
- 3.0/5 HH
- 1.8/5 A18-49
*remember, FNiA Part 1 runs from 7pm-7:30pm and is not nationally rated*

Football Night in America Part 3 (7:59pm, 23 minutes)
- 14.528 million viewers
- 8.5/15 HH
- 5.4/15 A18-49

Sunday Night Football Pre-Kick (8:22pm, 9 minutes)
- 19.035 million viewers
- 11.1/19 HH
- 7.1/19 A18-49

Sunday Night Football (8:31pm, 189 minutes)
- 25.262 million viewers
- 15.0/25 HH
- 9.6/24 A18-49

Likely hit by the NFL ratings tidal wave, CBS' Big Brother fell 13% from last Sunday to a summer low 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Update: Observant commenters noted that Big Brother was a recap episode.

No tidal wave hit ABC's The Gates, it was already underwater and stayed there, equalling last week's sereis low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, September 12, 2010:

 
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