"Sunday Night Football" elevated NBC to the top of the TV ratings but Fox followed closely behind in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic with help from an NFL overrun.
The New England Patriots-San Diego Chargers game on NBC notched a rating of 6.1 in the key demographic, according to early Nielsen ratings. Roughly 18.2 million people tuned in, making it the most watched program of the night.
Overall, NBC topped the night with 15.2 million viewers and a rating of 5.0 in the key demographic.
The NFL overrun on Fox nabbed second most watched broadcast of the night, averaging about 18 million viewers and a rating of 5.9 in the key demographic.