Fox Crowns Sunday; 'Moonlight' Hits High

TVWeek's James Hibberd: Rated

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Fox won Sunday with its comedy block, boosted by some NFL overrun. "The Simpsons" (5.3 preliminary Nielsen rating among adults 18 to 49), "King of the Hill" (4.3), "Family Guy" (5.4) and "American Dad" (4.0) all either matched or exceeded last week's numbers, with "King" having its best night in four years.

ABC and NBC tied for second, with ABC airing NASCAR overrun (2.4) and "The 2007 American Music Awards" (4.8, up slightly from last year). NBC had "Football Night in America" (3.0) and "Sunday Night Football," featuring the New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills (4.9).

CBS came in third, but won among total viewers and showed across-the-board gains from last week with "60 Minutes" (3.1), "The Amazing Race" (3.8), "Cold Case" (3.2) and "Shark" (2.4).

The CW was flat with "CW Now" (0.4), "Life Is Wild" (0.4) and repeats.

Also: On Friday night, CBS' "Moonlight" hit a series high (2.7) to help the network win the night. Also, for the first time since its premiere, "Moonlight" maintained its "Ghost Whisperer" lead-in.

Note: This blog will update less frequently this week due to the holiday.
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