Primetime Ratings: NBC Tackles Competition With Preseason Football

'Big Brother,' 'Unforgettable' improve

The exhibition NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers carried NBC to the Sunday win with overall 1.9 rating/6 share with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. NBC will issue final numbers later on Monday. Earlier, the Madden NFL Pigskin Pro-Am drew a 1.3 at 7 p.m.

CBS came in second (and first among total viewers) with a 1.4/4. Big Brother rose 10% to a 2.3 and Unforgettable rose a tenth to a 1.2.

ABC was in third with a 1.0/3. The special Family Dance Off drew a 0.7 at 8 p.m. while Secret Millionaire, airing an hour later, fell 25% to a 0.9.

Fox aired repeats.