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TV Ratings: Cowboys-Eagles dominates Sunday, Barbara Walters fails to fascinate

Fast National ratings for Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Sunday Night Football showdown between the Cowboys and Eagles dominated primetime in all measures as NBC cruised to primetime victory.

The Dallas-Philly game delivered NBC's best Sunday Night Football overnights since the Week 1 game between the Colts and Broncos.

Over on ABC, the “Once Upon a Time” midseason finale delivered weak numbers and Barbara Walters' annual “Most Fascinating” special attracted very little interest, finishing down from last year's special, which aired on a Wednesday.

CBS got decent numbers for the return of “Undercover Boss,” but since the network had a variety of primetime delays in different football markets, it's hard to gauge the exact ratings.

On to the numbers…

Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 6.2 rating for Sunday night, easily winning primetime in the key demographic. Football-boosted FOX averaged a 2.6 key demo rating for second, followed by CBS' 1.5 key demo rating. ABC averaged a 1.3 key demo rating for the night.

Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 17.9 million viewers and a 10.6 rating/17 share for Sunday night. CBS was a distant second with 9.09 million viewers and a 5.7/9. FOX's 6.815 million viewers and 4.2/7, topped ABC's 3.9/6 and 5.98 million for the night.

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