By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated January 11, 2010 at 06:19 PM EST

Overrun from the Arizona Cardinals’ overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday night boosted Fox to its own victory and helped juice the ratings for The Simpsons‘ 20th anniversary show to 12.4 million viewers (up a whopping 43 percent from its last airing), according to early Nielsen estimates. NBC’s special two-hour season premiere of Chuck couldn’t beat ABC’s competing Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters by a long shot, but its 7.5 million viewers marked the struggling spy comedy’s highest ratings since its 3D special the day after the 2009 Super Bowl.

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