Primetime Ratings: NFL Scores Ratings Touchdown

Bears vs. Packers game leads NBC to victory

The first weekend of the NFL dominated the Sunday primetime landscape as NBC's Bears vs. Packers matchup was the highest-rated show and, combined with the pregame "Football Night in America," was more than enough to give the Peacock a win.

Green Bay's 21-15 win over Chicago earned a 7.5 rating/18 share in the 18-49 demo, with 18.7 million watching, but the numbers need to be time zone adjusted due to live sports programming. As of now, the game looks to be the most-watched contest since the 2006 Sunday night debut between the Manning brothers when Indianapolis played the Giants. The nearly 90-minute "Football Night" (3.9/11, 7.3m) also performed well as a lead-in. The combination should give NBC a powerhouse delivery every Sunday.

Pigskin was good to Fox as well, with its highlights show "The OT" (4.5/13, 10.4m) came in second. In nonsports programming, the series finale of "King of the Hill" (2.9/8, 6.1m) and a repeat of "Family Guy" (2.3/6, 4.9m) was enough to give Fox second place.

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