With no more Sunday Night
Football on NBC, an NFL-fueled "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox
certainly dominated Sunday night, posting a 7.1 rating/17 share with adults
18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.
New animated entry Bob's
Burgers earned a 4.5, making it the highest-rated series premiere of the
season. The rest of the lineup saw season highs as well, with The Simpsons taking advantage of its
Wild Card game lead-in and rising a whopping 78% from its last original to a 5.7.
Family Guy grew 18% to a 4.7 and The Cleveland Show increased 13% to a 3.5
in its new 9:30 p.m. timeslot.
On NBC, the two-hour premiere of The Cape scored a solid 2.6 adults 18-49 rating and 8.4 million
viewers. The network was fourth overall for the night with a 1.8/5.
ABC was second on the night with a 2.6/7 in the demo. Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters were flat at a
3.8 and 2.3, respectively.
CBS placed third with a 2.2/6 overall. CSI: Miami grew 14% to a 2.5 and Undercover Boss was even at a 3.0.