Sunday Night Football was the highest-rated program of the night Sunday, pushing NBC to an overall win for the evening, while Pan Am lost about 20 percent of its rating from last week's series premiere, according to preliminary numbers.
The last 60 Minutes to feature Andy Rooney as a regular commentator, meanwhile, performed strongly.
The face-off between the New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens on NBC from 8:30 to 11 p.m. performed on par with last week's game, snagging a 7.3 rating/17 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, and 17.6 million total viewers. Preceded by back-to-back episodes of Football Night in America at 7:30 and 8, which drew a 3.8/10 and 4.9/12 respectively, Monday Night Football gave the network the highest overall average for the night by a wide margin, with a 5.9/15 and 14.6 million total viewers.
On ABC, the season premiere of America's Funniest Home Videos at 7 had a 1.5/4 in the demographic and 6.4 million total viewers. The following hour, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition pulled a 2.1/5 and 7.1 million total viewers. Desperate Housewives at 9 had a 2.9/7 and 9 million total viewers, while Pan Am closed out the evening at 10, slipping 19 percent from last week's premiere and scoring a 2.5/6 and 7.7 million total viewers.
Fox aired repeats of The Cleveland Show and The Simpsons, from 7 to 8, followed by a new Simpsons that was down 23 percent to a still-solid 3.0/8 and 6.1 million total viewers. The Cleveland Show at 8:30 drew a 2.6/6 and 5.4 million total viewers. Family Guy at 9 drew a 3.5/8 and 6.9 million total viewers, while American Dad closed the night at 9:30 with a 2.7/6 and 5.7 million total viewers.
CBS began its night with NFL overrun -- which rendered the network's numbers approximate. At 7, it scored a 5.5/16 and 18.3 million total viewers. 60 Minutes aired from 7:30 to 8:30, grabbing a 3.5/9 and 16 million total viewers. The Amazing Race at 8:30 had a 3.0/7 and 10.7 million total viewers, while The Good Wife at 9:30 took a 2.1/5 and 10.7 million total viewers. The evening closed out with CSI: Miami, which drew a 2.3/6 and 9.8 million total viewers.