NBC won easily Sunday night with an overall 7.8 rating/20
share with adults 18-49 in primetime, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.
The network's coverage of the Denver Broncos-Indianapolis
Colts game — which featured the return of Peyton Manning to Indianapolis — scored a 17.3 overnight household rating, the highest this season and the
fourth-highest for NBC's Sunday Night
Football franchise. NBC will release official, more accurate numbers on
Tuesday. Football Night in America
drew a preliminary 4.9 rating.
CBS was in second with an NFL-inflated 2.7/7. The network's
lineup was delayed by 30 minutes due to football overrun, so ratings are
subject to change. Amazing Race drew
a 1.9 from 8:30-9:30, Good Wife posted a 1.4 from 9:30-10:10 and The Mentalist registered a 1.2 from 10:30-11:10.
ABC's Once Upon a Time
fell 17% to a tie its series-low of 2.0, while Revenge slid 6% to a 1.5. Betrayal
was up a tenth to a 0.9. ABC finished third with a 1.4/4.
Fox aired repeats.