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'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' are back, but football colors the world of NBC and CBS

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sunday-ratingsImage Credit: FoxFox’s Animation Domination returned on Sunday and posted impressive gains since the last time the block aired on Oct. 10, according to preliminary ratings. The Simpsons was up 23 percent to a 3.7 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 (8.1 million viewers), followed by The Cleveland Show (up 19 percent to 3.1/7, 6.7 million), Family Guy (up 12 percent to 3.8/9, 7.9 million), and American Dad (up 16% to 2.9/7, 6.2 million).

Still, there’s no competing against football on NBC. Dallas at Green Bay earned a whopping  6.7/17 and helped NBC to win the night in the demo (5.2/13).  Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million. CBS, however, won the night in viewers (16 million) and came in second in the demo (4.6/12) thanks to an NFL overrun that boosted 60 Minutes (4.0/10, 15.5 million). The combination of  The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss averaged a 2.6/7 and 10.5 million.

ABC pretty much tied Fox in the demo (2.7/7 versus 2.8/7) and came in third in viewers (9.5 million). Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was up 39 percent to a 2.5/6 (9.2 million), followed by Desperate Housewives (up 14 percent to a 4.0/9, 12.5 million), and Brothers & Sisters (up 13 percent to 2.6/ 7, 8.8 million). Fox finished fourth for the night in viewers (6.1 million).

Originally posted November 8 2010 — 1:17 PM EST

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