TV ratings: Cowboys-Redskins 'Sunday Night Football' finale draws huge ratings

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

The final game of the NFL's regular season scored big for NBC on Sunday. The win-or-go-home game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys drew the highest metered-market ratings ever for a prime-time NFL telecast on NBC.

The Peacock averaged 21.4 million viewers and a 12.0 rating/19 share in households for the night, numbers that will probably rise in the final nationals. Fox also got a boost from NFL games running into primetime and drew 10.3 million viewers and a 5.9/9. CBS (7.5 million, 4.9/8) came in third, and ABC (3.5 million, 2.0/3) trailed.

NBC's 7.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic beat the combined total of the other three networks. Fox scored a 3.7 to take second. CBS posted a 1.1 and ABC a 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

Fox: NFL runover/"The Ot" (22.2 million viewers, 12.6/20 households)

CBS: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (9.2 million, 5.7/9)

NBC: "Football Night in America" (9.1 million, 5.0/8)

ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5.2 million,
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