NFL On FOX National Game Is Television's No. 1 Show; On Pace For Most-Watched Season In History

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December 2nd, 2009

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NFL ON FOX NATIONAL GAME IS TELEVISION’S No.1 SHOW

Sunday’s National Game, Driven by Bears-Vikings, Is No. 1 Show of Week for Sixth Time

NFL on FOX on Pace for Most-Watched Season in History

The NFL on FOX National Game ranks as the highest-rated and most-watched NFL game and is the No. 1 program in all of television across all key male and adult demos this season, according to figures released today by Nielsen Media Research.

The FOX National Game is averaging an outstanding 15.4/29 household rating/share and 26.0 million viewers through six broadcasts, up +11% over last year's season-to-date rating (13.9/27) and up +16% in average audience (22.5 million).  FOX’s 15.4 rating and 26.0 million viewers is +19% and +21% better, respectively, than CBS's National Game (12.9, 21.4 million) and +31% and +33% better, respectively, than NBC's Sunday Night Football (11.8, 19.5 million).

Last Sunday (11/30), the NFL on FOX National Game, led by the Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings contest, averaged a solid 14.3/26 household rating/share, with 23.6 million viewers to rank as the highest-rated and most watched program of the week on all networks for the sixth time this season in as many tries.

Complete NFL season to date ratings and audience figures are available through Week 11 and the NFL on FOX remains squarely on pace for its most-watched season in history.  FOX is averaging an 11.6/24 household rating/share and 19.1 million viewers, up +13% and +16% respectively over last year's 10.3/22 and 16.4 million.  This season's average audience of 19.1 million is FOX's biggest ever by a comfortable margin. FOX's second-best season on record is 1995's 17.3 million through Week 11.

 
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