According to early numbers from Nielsen, which are subject to change because the results are not adjusted for time zones, the game drew 19.3 million viewers and a rating of 7.0 in the key 18-49 age demographic in prime time.
In the advertiser-desired demo, "Sunday Night Football" improved 23% from the early numbers from last week's game.
Overall, NBC had a preliminary rating of 5.7 in 18-49, in which a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers, easily outpacing its nearest broadcast competitor,
The game itself wasn't much of a nail-biter either, as
We won't know until later how it stacked up against
In Nielsen's metered markets, which are time-zone-adjusted, "Sunday Night Football" scored an average 13.0 rating from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
"Revenge" and the freshman series "Betrayal" both slid, by 18% and 20%, respectively, to tie their series lows. "Betrayal" brought in 3.25 million viewers and a rating of 0.8.
CBS' statistics for were boosted by an NFL game that ran into prime time in the Eastern and Central time zones, so the figures for its shows are not reliable.