Fueled by NFL overrun and the triumphant return of Jack Bauer, FOX scored a rare Sunday win.
Overall, FOX averaged a 7.8 rating/12 share to top the competitive Sunday landscape. CBS was a close second with a 7.3/11, followed by the 6.8/11 for NBC and ABC's 6.3/10. Only The CW failed to generate much of an audience, doing a 0.4/1.
FOX also won among adults 18-49, doing a 4.6 rating in the key demographic. ABC moved up to second with a 4.3 rating, while NBC's 4.0 rating wasn't far behind. CBS was a distant fourth with a 2.6 rating, while The CW's 0.2 rating barely made a ripple.
At 7 p.m. FOX had a 9.5/15 for NFL overrun and post-game, nipping the 9.1/15 for CBS' "60 Minutes." NBC's football pregame was third, while ABC's red carpet for the American Music Awards drummed up only a 3.5/6. The CW' "In Harm's Way" had a 0.4/1 for the hour.
The 8 p.m. hour was extremely tight, with ABC's AMA coverage and NBC's NFL action both doing a 7.4/11, while the first hour of FOX's "24: Redemption" had a 7.3/11. CBS' "The Amazing Race" was fourth with a 6.2/9. The CW aired "Valentine, Inc," but nobody really watched.
The NFL game between the Colts and Chargers pushed NBC into first at 9 p.m. with a 7.9/12. ABC's AMAs were second, barely beating the 7.6/11 for "Cold Case" on CBS. FOX's "24" film was down to fourth, with a still-solid 6.8/10. The CW's "Easy Money" was fifth.
NBC's football won the 10 p.m. hour with a 7.9/13. ABC's AMA telecast closed with a 6.8/11 and CBS' "The Unit" had a 6.3/10 for third.