The latest Sunday Night Football game, capping a weekend of playoff games, proved a strong one for both the NBC and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Live SNF games were already an obvious winner for Sunday primetime, but the wildcard edition that saw the Chiefs beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 last nigth brought in impressive numbers in Nielsen fast affiliates. The highest-rated and most-watched program of Sunday, SNF scored a 6.0 rating the 18-49 demo and 21.66 million viewers, up sharply from the previous week (4.0, 14.50M).
The live game on NBC outperformed other titles Sunday, but shone even brighter amid repeats on competing networks. Fox and ABC was all in repeats, the latter peaking with America’s Funniest Home Videos (0.4, 3.97M) earlier in the evening. The episode featured a video tribute from current host Alfonso Ribeiro to former host Bob Saget, who died earlier this month at age 65.
60 Minutes returned on CBS to top non-sports programming last night, as it did the previous week. The latest 60 Minutes (2.1, 11.78M) was up significantly from last week in fast affiliates. CBS followed with repeats of The Equalizer and S.W.A.T for the rest of the night.
The CW featured a new episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple (0.1, 250,000) and the Season 3 premiere of Two Sentence Horror Stories (0.1, 230K).
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