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DEC
6
4 YEARS

Ratings: 'Simpsons' Ties High, 'Brothers' Ties Low

The Simpsons'
Courtesy of Fox

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.