Sunday Night Football blew away the competition by taking an adults 18-49 demo rating of 8.9 and 21.33 million viewers at 8.30-11pm.
The figures are higher than last week in terms of viewers, but lower in terms of demo ratings.
Pre-game show Football Night in America fell from last week to a rating of 5.0 (11.74m) at 8pm.
Earlier, the tail-end of CBS's NFL coverage received a rating of 7.4 (19.93m) from 7pm.
Big Brother was the only other new show being aired, slightly rising from last week to 2.4 (7.24m) at 8.30pm for CBS.