With Sunday Night Football back on NBC’s grid, the network claimed more than 27 viewers for the Steelers/Broncos game on Sunday evening. Aside from other NFL festivities, that was more than twice the audience of any other show on Network TV last week.
The Democratic National Convention, meanwhile, fared better than the GOP convention in terms of viewers, but was still down 7 percent compared to the 2008 convention.
On CBS, shows like 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'NCIS' dominated.
Over on cable, the VMAs drew just over 6 million viewers, plunging by half from last year’s audience. It was the lowest turnout since 2006.
Here’s a look at the Top 20 network shows:
Rank Name Net Day Viewers
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - STEELERS/BRONCOS NBC Sun 27,567,000
2 NFL WEDNESDAY SPECIAL - COWBOYS/GIANTS NBC Wed 23,886,000
3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC Sun 20,136,000
4 NFL WEDNESDAY PRE-KICK NBC Wed 18,666,000
5 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun 12,989,000
6 60 MINUTES CBS Sun 12,318,000
7 NFL OPENING KICK-OFF SHOW NBC Wed 10,682,000
8 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-TUESDAY NBC Tue 8,930,000
9 NCIS CBS Tue 7,941,000
10 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-THURSDAY NBC Thu 7,875,000
11 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thu 7,390,000
12 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION NBC Thu 7,377,000
13 BIG BROTHER 14-SUNDAY CBS Sun 6,898,000
14 MASTERCHEF FOX Tue 6,533,000
15 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Tue 6,399,000
16 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS Thu 6,363,000
17 BIG BROTHER 14-THURSDAY CBS Thu 6,198,000
18 HELL'S KITCHEN FOX Tue 6,170,000
19 BIG BROTHER 14-WEDNESDAY CBS Wed 6,093,000
20 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Mon 5,791,000