Football scored half of the Top 10 slots in last week’s Nielsen ratings. NBC took first place with its Sunday night faceoff between San Francisco and Denver, and the pregame took second place. CBS’ Thursday game ranked fifth as the New York Jets took on the New England Patriots. Fox’s Sunday “The OT” postgame show ranked seventh. And Notre Dame met Florida State on ABC’s Saturday night telecast, ranking ninth. The Broncos’ blowout victory over the 49ers garnered 23.79 million viewers on NBC, while the top-rated college game between the Seminoles and the Fighting Irish tallied 13.25 million viewers. – Associated Press
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