Football ruled the weekend ratings this December weekend, with overrun from an early Sunday evening game giving CBS’ primetime lineup a boost (thus all numbers below for the Eye net are approximate) and NBC taking the night with the Philadelphia-New York matchup’s 18.1 million viewers, according to early Nielsen estimates. Oprah, meanwhile, gave ABC a nice little holiday present with her Christmas at the White House special building a bit on its Extreme Makeover: Home Edition lead-in and improving on last week’s numbers in the same timeslot for Brothers & Sisters by almost a million viewers. Earlier in the weekend, NBC garnered a rare Friday victory as well with a Law & Order featuring the guest-star return of Benjamin Bratt (8.8 million viewers) and a Dateline about the Tiger Woods scandal (9.3 million).

Here, a look at Sunday’s numbers:

TimeShowViewers (in millions)

7 p.m.

NFL overrun (CBS)


7:30 p.m.

60 Minutes (CBS)


8 p.m.

Sunday Night Football (NBC)


8:30 p.m.

The Cleveland Show (Fox)


9 p.m.

Cold Case (CBS)


9:30 p.m.

American Dad (Fox)


10 p.m.

Christmas at the White House (ABC)


Source: Nielsen Media