Andrew St. John, Leah Pipes, Calvin Goldspink in Life Is Wild by Lorenzo Agius/The CW Andrew St. John, Leah Pipes, Calvin Goldspink in Life Is Wild by Lorenzo Agius/The CW

This Sunday, as NBC's football coverage tackled 16 percent more total viewers, with an audience of 15.8 million:

7 pm/ET
While CW Now (852,000) and Online Nation (762,000) posted "gains" of 72K and 64K, respectively...

8 pm
The CW's Life Is Wild premiered to 1.64 million viewers. (Perspective check: Girlfriends and The Game were putting up Sunday-night tallies of about 2.7 mil a year ago.) Extreme Makeover: Home Edition matched last week's 11.66 million. How about that master bedroom suite? Sweet.

9 pm
Housewives dominated with 17.41 mil, down 1.6 mil week-to-week. (Anyone else see that Gaby "confession" coming down Broadway?) Cold Case (12.82 mil) slipped 700 thou.

10 pm
Brothers & Sisters - aka the show with that shameful "Justin's funeral" on-air promo (I pity the poor spoilerphobes) - slid 1.1 mil to 12.21 mil. Shark (11.2 mil) dipped 230K.