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TV ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' helps NBC win the night
TV ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' helps NBC win the night

"Sunday Night Football" championed TV ratings, according to early numbers from Nielsen. The Cincinnati Bengals-New England Patriots game, which aired from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. PDT on NBC, earned a rating of 6.9 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic. The game averaged 18.1 million viewers, dominating the night both in the key demo and overall. With help from football programming, NBC was No. 1 in the key demo with a rating of 5.5 and averaged almost 15-million viewers.  However, due to the nature of live sports, ratings for Fox and CBS from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and NBC for the night are approximate and may change. A NFL over-run on CBS was the second-most-watched...

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