NFL games top-rated prime-time show of TV season

    2012-05-24 17:27

NEW YORK (AP) - A sports series is the most-watched prime-time show for an entire television season for the first time.

The NFL said Thursday that ``Sunday Night Football'' averaged the most viewers for the 2011-12 season. The games on NBC averaged 20.9 million viewers during the official TV season to beat out ``American Idol,'' which drew a smaller audience than last year.