A big night of sports put Fox on top during primetime on Sunday as an NFL football overrun posted an enormous 17.1 rating and a 31 share (21.84 million viewers) in the 7 00 p.m. time period, followed by game three of the National League playoff series between Philadelphia and Los Angeles, which averaged a 6.8/9. Football clobbered baseball, however, as the NBC's Sunday Night Football coverage of the game between the New England Patriots and the San Diego Chargers delivered a 9.0/15. Nevertheless the game was no match for ABC's Desperate Housewives, which jumped to the top at 9 00 p.m. with a 10.1/15. The network stayed there at 10 00 p.m. as Brothers & Sisters registered a 7.2/12.

13/10/2008