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OCT
17
3 YEARS

TV Ratings: NBC Wins Sunday With Bears-Vikings Game

UPDATED: "Sunday Night Football" tops the night for the sixth straight week, according to preliminary numbers; Fox comes in second with with "X Factor," Cowboys-Pats overrun.

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears
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NBC will win the Sunday night ratings race with the blowout Chicago Bears 39-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings (which averaged an 11.2 household rating in time-zone adjusted metered market ratings).

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But Fox averaged a 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic from 7-10 p.m. with NFL post game The OT (6.7 rating, 17.5 million viewers) and a last-minute make-up installment of The X Factor, which was pre-empted last week because of the MLB playoffs. X Factor averaged a 3.3 rating with 8.6 million viewers.

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CBS slid into third for the night averaging a 2.2 demo rating with 10.2 million viewers with its regular Sunday lineup not impacted by its afternoon football game. 60 Minutes (1.9, 11 million) scored its season low. The Amazing Race (2.5, 9.3 million) was down 11 percent. The Good Wife was flat with a 2.1 rating (10 million), and CSI Miami rated 2.6 (10.5 million)  and was up 9 percent.

ABC was fourth (2.0, 6.9 million) with Desperate Housewives (2.7, 8.2 million) down 4 percent (tying its season low) and Pan Am (1.8, 5.9 million) down 5 percent, its lowest-rated telecast to date.

Univision came in fifth with a 1.1, and Telemundo rated a 0.5.

Below, networks ranked by demo:

NBC - 4.8, 12.3 million
- Sunday Night Football (Vikings vs. Bears from 8:30 - 11 p.m.): 5.7, 14.4 million

FOX - 4.4, 11.6 million
- Cowboys vs. Patriots (overrun until 7:30 p.m.): 8.7, 23 million
- The OT: 4.7, 11.8 million
- The X Factor:  3.3, 8.6 million

ABC - 2.0, 6.9 million
- America's Funniest Home Videos:  1.5, 6.4 million
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition:  1.9, 7.1 million
- Desperate Housewives:  2.7, 8.2 million
- Pan Am:  1.8m 5.9 million

CBS - 2.2, 10.2 million
- 60 Minutes:  1.9, 11 million
- Amazing Race 19:  2.5, 9.3 million
- The Good Wife:  2.1, 10 million
- CSI: Miami:  2.4, 10.5 million
 

TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR VIKINGS-BEARS:

1. Chicago, 32.5/46
2. Minneapolis, 31.4/46
3. Las Vegas, 16.9/26
4. Norfolk, 14.6/21
5. Indianapolis, 14.3/21
6. San Diego, 14.0/24
7. Kansas City, 13.4/19
8. Milwaukee, 12.6/17
9. Richmond, 12.5/19
T10. Albuquerque, 12.3/18
T10. Sacramento, 12.3/22