Football, politics boost NBC’s ratings

November 14, 2012 • Entertainment

Houston Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin (82) is tackled by Chicago Bears defensive back Zack Bowman during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

NEW YORK (AP) — The football and political seasons were a boost to NBC in last week’s television ratings.

NBC finished a strong second to typical leader CBS in the prime-time ratings, and won handily among the 18-to-49-year-old viewers it courts most fervently, the Nielsen Co. said.

Sunday night’s NFL game between Houston and Chicago was the week’s most-watched telecast in prime time. NBC’s election night coverage with Brian Williams Login to read more

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