This season's inaugural telecast of NBC's Sunday Night Football - in which Dallas bested the New York Giants 45-35 - averaged a 13.6 in household ratings, down 10 percent from last year's series opener but more than doubling the audience of any network rival.... Joan Rivers is at it again, serving up fact- and insight-challenged commentary on Sunday's red-carpet Emmy arrivals via a blog at VH1EyeCandy.com.... Speaking of kudos-casts, Gil Cates will for a 14th time helm the Oscars, this time marking the show's 80th anniversary and airing Feb. 24 on ABC.