Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins Big With 'SNF' Premiere

Football, Tennis overruns skew Fox, CBS lineups

The season premiere of Sunday Night Football drove NBC to the Sunday win with an overall 7.2 rating/19 share with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.The Dallas Cowboys' win over the New York Giants drew a 16.6 overnight household rating. Football Night in America finished with a preliminary 4.1 rating from 7-8:30 p.m. ET. Final, more accurate numbers for FNIA and the game will be released Tuesday.

Fox, which aired repeats, finished second with a 3.9/11 due to NFL runover.

CBS (1.6/4) also had its lineup skewed by 51 minutes in the Eastern Time Zone due to the Women's U.S. Open Tennis final. 60 Minutes and Big Brother each drew a premilinary 1.9, while Unforgettable registered a 0.9. The Mentalist, which didn't air until 10:52 ET, was not included in the fast-affiliate ratings. Accurate numbers will be available Tuesday.

ABC rounded out the evening with a 0.9/2. The season finale of Secret Millionaire rose 38% to a 1.1.