Sunday Night Football opener up 3% over 2008

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via NBC press release:

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“SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” OPENER UP 3% OVER LAST YEAR

Delivers Best Sunday Primetime Performance Since Academy Awards

NBC Wins Night Beating Combined Competition

NEW YORK – Sept. 14, 2009 – Last night’s Bears-Packers “Sunday Night Football” opener on NBC Sports earned a 13.4 overnight rating and 22 share (8:30-11:45 p.m. ET), a three percent increase over last year (Bears-Colts, 13.0/20). The rating peaked at a 14.5/28 from 11:30-11:45 p.m. ET.

The Packers 21-15 victory dominated the night for NBC, beating ABC, CBS and Fox combined.

NBC averaged a 10.2/17 from 7-11 p.m. ET, the highest Sunday night average for any network in the metered markets since February 22 (Academy Awards on ABC).

TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR BEARS-PACKERS:
1. Chicago, 34.8/53
2. Milwaukee, 34.7/54
3. Denver, 22.1/34
4. Minneapolis, 19.8/33
5. Albuquerque, 15.4/23
6. New Orleans, 15.1/21
7. San Diego, 14.3/24
8. Pittsburgh, 14.0/21
T9. Oklahoma City, 13.9/20
T9. Buffalo, 13.9/22

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