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TV ratings: Football dominates; 'Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' open strong
TV ratings: Football dominates; 'Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' open strong

"Sunday Night Football" helped elevate NBC to No. 1 network of the night, but Fox didn't fall far behind with season premieres of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy." The New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys telecast on NBC at 8:30 p.m. earned a rating of 7.6 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, according to early Nielsen ratings. Almost 20 million people tuned in to the game. The network was No. 1 with a rating of 6.1 in the key demo and 16.2 million viewers. Meanwhile, Fox's NFL over-run earned a rating of 7.3 in the key demo and averaged 20.7 million viewers. The lead-in helped "The Simpsons" premiere earn a rating of 3.9 in the...

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