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TV Ratings: Patriots-Chargers leads Sunday, colorized ‘I Love Lucy’ is solid

Fast National ratings for Sunday, December 7, 2014.

A tight Sunday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers gave NBC a commanding primetime win on Sunday, easily holding off football-boosted FOX and CBS.

With so much NFL inflation in the mix it's hard to point to actual ratings notables on Sunday, but ABC's “Resurrection” and “Revenge” were both up from series lows last week.

CBS' NFL overrun with 19 minutes in some markets and 16 minutes in others, so there's very little point in trying to accurately sort things out.

On to the numbers…

Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 5.0 rating for Sunday night, far ahead of FOX's 3.3 rating in the key demographic. ABC and CBS both did a 1.4 key demo rating for Sunday night.

Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 15.23 million viewers and a 9.3 rating/15 share for Sunday night. CBS was a distant second with 9.39 million viewers and a 5.8/9, followed by FOX's 5.0/8 and 8.355 million viewers. ABC averaged 5.15 million viewers and a 3.2/5 for the night.

7 p.m. – FOX led the 7 p.m. hour with 15.98 million viewers and a 5.4 rating among adults 18-49 for NFL overrun and postgame. CBS' “60 Minutes” was second with 11.76 million viewers and third with a 1.7 key demo rating, compared to the 7.77 million viewers and 2.4 key demo rating for NBC's “Football Night in America.” ABC's “America's Funniest Home Videos” averaged 5.97 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating.

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