via press release:
"THE NFL ON CBS" AVERAGES 17.2 MILLION VIEWERS -- MOST VIEWERS IN 23 YEARS FOR REGULAR-SEASON COVERAGE OF AFC GAMES
17.2 Million Viewer Average Shows Increase of 6% from Last Year
"THE NFL ON CBS" Earns 4% Ratings Increase for Regular-Season Coverage from 2008
THE NFL ON CBS averaged 17.2 million viewers for its regular-season coverage of the American Football Conference, which is the highest number of average viewers for any network's coverage of the AFC in 23 years.
The 17.2 million viewers also was an increase of 6% from last year's 16.2 million viewers.
Overall for the Network's 2009-10 NFL season coverage, THE NFL ON CBS earned an average national household rating/share of 10.4/22, up 4% from last year's 10.0/21.