Ratings: 'Simpsons' Ties High, 'Brothers' Ties Low
Several shows tied either their best or worst rating of the season Sunday night.
Fox's The Simpsons (9.6 million viewers, 4.2 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) had the good news, with some NFL overrun lead-in helping boost the animated veteran's numbers to match its season high. One hour of Cleveland (6.6 million, 3.0) and an American Dad (5.3 million, 2.5) followed, with both shows sinking a bit from last week.
CBS had Amazing Race (10.5 million, 3.0), down 6%, followed by Undercover Boss (10.4 million, 2.7) tying its series low and down 21% from its last original. At 10 p.m., the 200th episode of CSI Miami (10.7 milllion, 2.5) was up 9%.
ABC's lineup had Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (8.1 million, 2.2) steady, Desperate Housewives (11.2 million, 3.5) down 8% and tied as its season low, and Brothers & Sisters (7.7 million, 2.2) tied as its all-time low.
Leading the night: NBC, with Sunday Night Football's Steelers vs. Ravens game handing the network a 14.6 overnight household rating.