February 4, 2013
The plot: In "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass," Homer's goofy victory dance at a carnival becomes an Internet sensation and an inspiration for NFL players. But it was more a lead-in for Seth MacFarlane's "American Dad," which follows the outlandish events of a CIA family and their friendly alien.
How many watched: 23 million
Touchdown or fumble: Touchdown. But not a game-winning play. "The Simpsons" is still powering on, and "American Dad" is hanging on.
--Todd Martens, LATimes.com