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September 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to two NFL games — on Thursday and Sunday nights — and an assortment of pregame shows, NBC dominated the week’s ratings, far ahead of its competitors among total viewers and adults 18-49. The network averaged 11.06 million viewers, nearly twice CBS’s 5.92 million. Fox, aided by an NFL football overrun on Sunday and college football — Michigan State vs. Oregon — on Saturday, averaged 5.02 million, while ABC trailed with 3.72 million. Thursday’s football-season kickoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers was easily the No. 1 show of the week, averaging 26.91 million viewers and posting a 10.2 rating and a 32 share among viewers 18-49. The network’s Sunday Night Football telecast — the Indianapolis Colts versus the Denver Broncos — placed second with 23.69 million viewers and a 9.0/26 in the 18-49 demo. David Muir got off to an impressive start with his first week as anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight. The newscast averaged 8.27 million viewers, just 2.4 percent behind the perennial winner NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, which averaged 8.47 million viewers — a statistically insignificant difference. The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley remained in third place with 6.50 million viewers.