Sunday Night Football Goes Six For Six

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October 19th, 2009

Nice local ratings for the Windy City, but not even close to the 50 rating that the Steelers drew for their recent SNF game.

via press release:

Sunday Night Football GOES SIX FOR SIX

Falcons Win Over Bears Top Rated Show of the Night
SNF More Than Triples Rating for NLCS Game 3

NEW YORK  October 19, 2009  Last night's "NBC Sunday Night
Football" was the No. 1 broadcast on Sunday night for the sixth
consecutive week (excluding NFL overruns) with the Falcons 24-17 win
over the Bears.  "SNF" topped the night again more than tripling the
rating of the NLCS Game 3 between the Dodgers and Phillies, as well as
facing original network programming including ABC's Desperate Housewives
and Brothers & Sisters, CBS's 60 Minutes and Amazing Race and Fox's
Simpsons, Family Guy and The Cleveland Show.

"Sunday Night Football" registered a 12.0 overnight rating and a 19
share (from 8:30-11:30 p.m. ET) a gain of 28 percent over last year's
Week 6 contest (Patriots-Chargers, 9.4/15).  The 12.0 rating for last
night's game was the best Week 6 overnight for a SNF game (all facing
LCS baseball playoffs) since the premier primetime NFL package shifted
to NBC in 2006.

WEEK 6 "Sunday Night Football" OVERNIGHT RATINGS:
2009 12.0/19, Bears-Falcons
2008 9.4/15, Patriots-Chargers
2007 8.4/13, Saints-Seahawks
2006 8.1/12, Raiders-Broncos

The overnight rating for last night's game more than tripled the
Dodgers-Phillies NLCS Game 3 playoff game on TBS (12.0 vs. 3.7).  In the
Los Angeles market, "Sunday Night Football" beat the NLCS game featuring
the hometown Dodgers by 15 percent (8.4 vs. 7.3).

Head-to-head from 9-10 p.m., the Bears-Falcons game out-rated ABC's
Desperate Housewives in the metered markets by a margin of 55% (12.1 vs.

1. Chicago, 33.9/50
2. Atlanta, 26.9/40
3. Denver, 19.2/29
4. Milwaukee, 17.7/27
5. New Orleans, 17.2/24
6. Louisville, 16.8/26
7. Nashville, 16.0/23
8. Kansas City, 15.4/23
9. Albuquerque, 15.3/22
10. West Palm Beach, 13.9/21

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