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The 49ers-Seahawks rain delay—a weather delay—was the second-highest-rated block of programming this week, according to Nielsen. The hourlong delay drew 17.84 million viewers, five million more than the viewership for 60 Minutes and nearly double that of America's Got Talent. Six of the week's seven highest-rated blocks were all NFL-related, according to the AP:

1. NFL Football: San Francisco at Seattle, NBC, 20.54 million.

2. "Football Rain Delay," NBC, 17.84 million.

3. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Washington, ESPN, 16.52 million.

4. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 15.22 million.

5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.45 million.

6. "Football Night in America," NBC, 11.31 million.

7. NFL Football: Houston at San Diego, ESPN, 10.95 million.

8. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.08 million.

h/t Ben.

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