NBC easily won the night in primetime with an average audience of 21.5 million viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen that are not adjusted for time zones and therefore subject to change for live sports.
The Colts beat the Broncos 39-33.
In Nielsen's metered market ratings, which are time-zone-adjusted, the game scored a rating of 17.3 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m., making it the highest rated October
The game also came out victorious in the advertiser-desired 18-to-49 demographic with a rating of 10.0, besting
Assisted by an NFL overrun,
Fox was also affected by football overruns so its numbers are likely inaccurate too. Still, according to the tentative figures, Fox, which had all reruns in its animated comedy lineup, drew an average of 2.69 million viewers and a 1.1 rating.
The network's new 10 p.m. drama "Betrayal" rose 13% in the 18-to-49 demographic to a 0.9 and 24% in total viewers to 3.58 million. In the 9-10 p.m. slot leading into "Betrayal," "Revenge" posted a 1.5 in the 18-to-49 demographic, down 6% from last week, though its total viewership increased 2%.