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Primetime Ratings: First 'Sunday Night Football' of Season Helps NBC Take Sunday

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The
first regular season edition of Sunday Night Football helped NBC cruise to a ratings victory Sunday, with an overall 7.8 rating/20 share in the 18-49
demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers, and marking the best season opener in 15 years. The game between the Dallas
Cowboys and the New York Jets drew a fast-affiliate rating of 9.5 during the
8:30-11 p.m. primetime hours. Football Night in America had a 7.8 from
8-8:30 p.m.

Fox
finished with an overall 3.2/8. In the Flow With Affion Crockett drew a
1.3. It should be noted that Flow started seven minutes late due to
Fox airing an eight-minute X Factor preview during Family Guy.

CBS
placed third with a 2.3/6. The network's special, 9/11: Ten Years Later,
drew a 3.6.

ABC
rounded out the night with a 1.2/3. Sunday 20/20 drew a 1.1 at 9 p.m.,
followed by a special 20/20 that received a 1.3 rating at 10 p.m.

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