TV ratings: Giants-Cowboys scores big for NBC Sunday, 'Once Upon a Time' falls some more

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011A tight game between two marquee teams gave NBC's "Sunday Night Football" some of its best ratings of the season, carrying the Peacock to a big ratings win for the night. The NFL also boosted CBS, while ABC's "Once Upon a Time" declined again in its final episode of 2011.The Giants-Cowboys game on "SNF" helped NBC score 18.6 million viewers and an 11.3 rating/17 share in households for the night, leading CBS (13.2 million, 8.3/13) by more than 5 million viewers as things stand now (numbers for both nets will change some because of live sports in primetime). FOX averaged 6 million viewers and a 3.5/5, beating ABC's 5.9 million and 3.5/5.NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 6.9 rating, more than doubling CBS' 3.2. FOX drew a 2.7 in the demo and ABC a 1.8....

'The Amazing Race' 19: Margaret Mitchell, Hank Aaron help crown the newest winner

"The Amazing Race" 19 came down to the three couples of the engaged Ernie/Cindy, the dating Jeremy/Sandy, and married couple Amani/Marcus Pollard. So who took home the money?The final leg of the race took off from Panama - Phil Keoghan, a plan, a canal, Panama! - and sent the teams to Atlanta, Georgia. The teams leave within two minutes of one another, with Ernie/Cindy and Jeremy/Sandy lamenting that Amani and Marcus are from Atlanta, so they have a huge advantage. Their first in Hotlanta is partnering in a flight simulator, which is kind of intimidating at first glance. Jeremy and Sanda maintain their lead out of the flight task, where they head to the home of Margaret Mitchell, the author of "Gone With the Wind." Her home is apparently called "The Dump." Ernie and Cindy leave the simulator second, despite arriving last. Marcus and Amani are behind. Hilariously, Jeremy and Sandy end up at a...

The Amazing Race “Go Out and Get It Done” Season 19 Episode 12

The Amazing Race  19 (Season 19 Episode 12) “Go Out and Get It Done” airs on Sunday December 11 at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television  Network. Synopsis:  After racing through 4 continents, 20 cities and nearly 40,000 miles, the final three teams race to Atlanta, Ga., where a smooth landing evades one team as their competition soars. In the end, the winning team is crowned and awarded the $1 million dollar prize, on the season finale of The Amazing Race  Sunday, Dec. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host. Read More...

Amazing Race's Andy and Tommy: We Trusted Our Taxi Driver Too Much

After dominating The Amazing Race this season — winning six legs — Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin seemed like locks for the final. But taxi luck reared its head again: As they squandered their huge lead, the cab drivers of the other three teams chatted and drove them all to the Pit Stop, ensuring that the former Olympic snowboarders will get the boot — with the dubious honor of having the highest average placement at elimination in all 19 seasons, natch. "It was definitely ironic that our lead ended up hurting us," Tommy tells "But it's true reality. Those guys were just in the right place at the right time with the right taxi drivers, and we weren't." See what else they have to say about their surprising elimination, if they got their Mustangs yet, and which team they want to race against.

TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' slips, 'Sunday Night Football' down but leads the night

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011The ratings for "Once Upon a Time" dipped for the second straight week on Sunday after a string of rock-steady performances earlier in the season. It did, however, keep ABC competitive in its hour. "Pan Am's" first episode back after a three-week break was also lower than the last couple episodes.Elsewhere, NBC scored another victory with "Sunday Night Football," although the Detroit Lions-New Orleans Saints game drew a smaller audience than last week's contest. FOX's animation lineup got a boost from a late-afternoon NFL game that bled into primetime.NBC drew 13.7 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/13 share in households for the night, beating out FOX's 12.6 million and 7.4/11. Numbers for both networks will change some with adjustments for their live NFL broadcasts. CBS (10.4 million, 6.6/10) finished third. ABC trailed with 7.1 million viewers and a 4.3/7.NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic, but not by...

'The Amazing Race': Who Made the Final Three? (VIDEO)

Whenever a new leg of 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) starts, you have to forget what came before. New challenges often lead to new emerging leaders. But one thing has been pretty consistent on this season. Andy and Tommy have had the luckiest run, helping elevate them to six first place finishes. And Cindy has been so jealous of their success. She's the kind of crazed perfectionist and competitive personality that makes her fun to watch on the 'Race,' but also makes you think she'd probably drive you crazy in the real world. Actually, she kind of drives me crazy a bit on the show, too. Sometimes you just want to tell her to relax and enjoy the experience.

The Amazing Race “We Are Charlie Chaplin” Season 19 Episode 11

THE AMAZING RACE  19 (Season 19 Episode 11) “We Are Charlie Chaplin” airs on Sunday December 4 at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television  Network. Synopsis:  The final four teams make their way to Panama City, where they come face-to-face with their fears as they take in astonishing views of the city skyline, on THE AMAZING RACE , Sunday, Dec. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host.

Which 'Big Brother' Couple Will Be on 'The Amazing Race 20'?

The Amazing Race is winding down this season, but a new Race is coming soon. According to fan sites, The Amazing Race 20 began over the Thanksgiving weekend and teams were spotted at LAX, and it looks like, once again, CBS is taking contestants from one reality competition and bringing them back.

Amazing Race's Bill and Cathi: We Were Too Cautious on the Road

After having being spared elimination twice on The Amazing Race , Bill and Cathi Alden knew their time was up when they lost an hour trying to find the homing pigeon location in Belgium. "We had so much trouble trying to find the wall and we couldn't imagine that another team had that much difficulty after they located the pigeons," Cathi tells "We were pretty sure we were last. It was so dark and late by then." But getting lost wasn't the only factor in their elimination. See what else they think contributed to their demise and how they stay in such great shape.

TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' down some as NFL dominates Sunday

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011NFL games -- both the scheduled contest on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" and an afternoon game that bled nearly an hour into primetime on CBS -- ruled Sunday night's ratings. "Once Upon a Time," meanwhile, declined some from previous episodes (though it still performed pretty well), and ABC's first Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, "Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith," drew pretty meager ratings.NBC led the night with 14.2 million viewers and an 8.7 rating/13 share in households, beating out the 13.5 million viewers and 8.2/12 for CBS (numbers for both nets will change in the final nationals when the live NFL telecasts are accounted for). ABC (7.8 million, 4.6/7) finished third overall, while FOX -- which also had an NFL overrun in some markets -- delivered 5.3 million viewers and a 3.0/4.Thanks to "Sunday Night Football," NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 5.4 rating....