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Ratings: Football and '60 Minutes' score ratings touchdown for CBS

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CBS’ combo of Sunday afternoon football and 60 Minutes helped the network win the night in total viewers, according to preliminary overnight ratings. But it was not all good news for the network: Its freshman series Three Rivers managed only around 7.9 million viewers after being pushed back because of football running late. Elsewhere, Dancing with the Stars’ Gilles Marini guest-starred on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and helped boost the series’ audience by 800,000 viewers from last week. ABC also had somewhat of a mixed-bag weekend with its once-hot series Ugly Betty premiering on its new Friday night time slot to only 5 million viewers. Ugly indeed.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
7pm NFL overrun (CBS)

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

Football Night in America (NBC)

The Clevleand Show (Fox)

20.8

7.8

6.0

4.5 (repeat)

7:30pm The Simpsons (Fox) 4.6 (repeat)
8pm NFL/60 Minutes (CBS)

NBC Sunday Night Football (NBC)

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)

The Simpsons (Fox)

16.0

14.7

10.4

8.6

8:30pm The Cleveland Show (Fox) 7.7
9pm Desperate Housewives (ABC)

60 Minutes/The Amazing Race (CBS)

Family Guy (Fox)

13.6

10.7

8.2

9:30pm American Dad (Fox) 6.2
10pm Brothers & Sisters (ABC)

The Amazing Race/Three Rivers (CBS)

9.8

7.9

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