Football, politics boost NBC's ratings

Updated: November 13, 2012, 4:45 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- 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 also finished among Nielsen's top 10, beating its ABC ...

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