9:14am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' Finally Takes a Small Hit, Football Dominates for NBC and CBS
The long Thanksgiving weekend ended on a solid note for NBC, which saw the Sunday Night Football match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs bring a victory in viewers and adults 18-49.
The game pushed the network to a 5.4 rating in the demo for the night, with preliminary numbers giving the game a 6.7 rating on its own and an average audience of 16.6 million throughout its broadcast.
On CBS, overtime from the Denver Broncos/San Diego Chargers game boosted the 7:00 p.m. hour, bringing the net to a 3.6 rating in adults 18-49 for the night. An original episode of The Amazing Race, also skewed by the NFL overage, earned a 3.6 rating for the night. It was followed by back-to-back repeats of freshman drama Person of Interest, which earned a 2.4 and a 1.5 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., respectively.
ABC's new episode of Once Upon a Time dipped 11 percent from its last original outing two weeks ago. It still managed a 3.4 in adults 18-49, however, and an average audience of 10.7 million for the hour. The net's other original programming was sidelined for the TV movie Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith, which averaged a meager 1.1 in the demo, with an audience of 6.4 million.
On Fox, the animation block brought in a 2.4 rating in 18-49s for the night. Allen Gregory continued to slip, however, reaching a new series low in the demo with a 1.5.
Sunday, Nov. 27, Overnight Ratings:
CBS: NFL overrun (22.9 million viewers, 7.0 rating among adults 18-49)
Fox: NFL overrun/The Cleveland Show (R) (8.8 million, 3.3)
NBC: Football Night in America (6.9 million, 2.3)
ABC: America's Funniest Home Videos (7.6 million, 1.8)
Fox: The Cleveland Show (4.0 million, 1.9)
NBC: Football Night in America (13.4 million, 4.7)
CBS: The Amazing Race (15.4 million, 3.6)
ABC: Once Upon a Time (10.7 million, 3.4)
Fox: The Simpsons (5.6 million, 2.6)
NBC: Sunday Night Football - Steelers at Chiefs (17.1 million, 6.4)
Fox: Allen Gregory (3.1 million, 1.5)
NBC: Sunday Night Football - Steelers at Chiefs (18.1 million, 6.8)
Fox: Family Guy (5.5 million, 2.8)
CBS: Person of Interest (R) (8.97 million, 2.4)
ABC: Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith (6.4 million, 1.1)
Fox: American Dad (4.5 million, 2.2)
NBC: Sunday Night Football - Steelers at Chiefs (16.4 million, 6.8)
CBS: Person of Interest (R) (6.8 million, 1.5)
ABC: Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith (6.6 million, 1.0)