From 8:30-11 p.m., the game drew an average of 15.4 million viewers overall and earned a rating of 5.4 in the key demo, where a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers. Those numbers are not adjusted for time zones and are likely to change, but as it stands now, the rating is down by 39% from the preliminary number for last week's game.
The showdown, in which the Giants beat the Redskins 24-17, was the top-rated telecast on the major networks Sunday night. Statistics for
CBS had an NFL game run into prime time, so the figures for its entertainment lineup are likely off. Still,
Fox's only originals were
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