TV ratings: NFC Championship game is huge for FOX but pushes 'Idol' out of primetime


Fast national ratings for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2011The NFC Championship game scored a massive audience for FOX on Sunday, but we'll have to wait and see how many people stuck around for a special "American Idol" afterward: The overtime contest and post-game report pushed "Idol" out of primetime in most of the country.Elsewhere, ABC's lineup was relatively steady with last week, falling by only a small amount against the huge NFL game, while "Undercover Boss" took a somewhat bigger hit in its second week.Network numbers coming shortly. Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.FOX: NFC Championship - Giants-49ers (55.9 million viewers, 29.2/43 households)CBS: "60 Minutes" (7.9 million, 5.3/8)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.2 million, 2.9/4)NBC: "Dateline" (4.35 million, 3.1/5)18-49 leader: NFC Championship (20.5)8 p.m.FOX: NFC Championship (48.9 million, 26.1/37)ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (9.3 million, 5.4/8)CBS: "Undercover Boss" (9.2 million, 5.8/8)NBC: "Dateline" (6 million, 4.1/6)18-49 leader: NFC Championship (18.0)9 p.m.FOX: NFC Championship (51.1 million, 27.8/38)ABC: "Desperate Housewives"...


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