With Sunday Night Football pushed to Tuesday night due to the weather, Fox easily won the night with adults 18-49 with Giants-Packers overrun and animation repeats.  An original episode of Running Wilde was burned off at 9:30p and was Fox’s lowest-rated program of the night.

60 Minutes plus a night of repeats was enough to land CBS in second place for the night with adults 18-49 and was tops with total viewers.   NBC couldn’t broadcast the game but still went with 90 minutes of Football Night in America and emergency scheduling of 90 minutes worth of Minute to Win It repeats and a Law & Order: SVU repeat.  For the night NBC tied with ABC which had its annual airing of The Sound of Music.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, December 26, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
7:00 FOX Giants/Packers Runover 6.4/19 19.11
CBS 60 Minutes 1.9/6 11.78
NBC Football Night in America 1.2/4 4.13
ABC Movie: The Sound of Music (R) 0.9/3 4.52
7:30 FOX The OT 3.8/11 10.72
8:00 FOX The Simpsons (R) 2.7/8 6.38
NBC Football Night in America 2.1/6 6.60
CBS Undercover Boss (R) 1.8/5 8.41
ABC Movie: The Sound of Music (R) 1.4/4 6.45
8:30 FOX Cleveland Show (R) 2.2/6 4.86
NBC Minute to Win It (R) 1.4/4 4.53
9:00 FOX Family Guy (R) 2.5/7 5.29
ABC Movie: The Sound of Music (R) 1.7/5 7.18
CBS CSI: Miami (R) 1.4/4 6.85
NBC Minute to Win It (R) 1.4/4 4.34
9:30 FOX Running Wilde 1.3/4 3.00
10:00 ABC Movie: The Sound of Music (R) 1.6/5 6.81
CBS The Mentalist (R) 1.5/4 7.33
NBC Law & Order: SVU (R) 1.2/3 3.76

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


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