Those numbers could change slightly when the final national numbers come in, but not enough to change the order of victory.
NBC won the night easily with a 5.8 rating/15 share, thanks to its coverage of Sunday Night Football. It didn't hurt that one of the two teams was the National Football League’s Giants of No. 1 market New York, although Dallas Cowboys fans emerged with bragging rights on the long side of a 45-35 score.
Fox was second on the night, helped by a 5.9 rating for its football overrun from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The network might have taken second anyway with strong performances from its animated lineup, particularly back-to-back Family Guy episodes, although the race for second would certainly have been closer without the boost from the game.
ABC was third thanks to a 2.8/7 for theatrical Meet the Fockers.
The CW was fifth with a blink-and-you-missed-it 0.4/1 for repeats of Seventh Heaven, Smallville and Pussycat Dolls.