Lots Of Primetime Football Ratings Records In NFL Week 7

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October 27th, 2010

via press release:

PRIMETIME RECORDS IN NFL WEEK 7

NBC’s Vikings-Packers Most-Watched Sunday Night Game in History

ESPN’s Giants-Cowboys Cable’s Most-Watched Cable Show of Year

NFL Games 12 Most-Watched Shows on TV this Season – Up From 0 in ‘05

NFL primetime games set a pair of viewership milestones in Week 7.

Vikings-Packers on NBC drew 25.7 million viewers marking the most-watched Sunday night game in history. In addition, SNFwas the week’s most-watched show among all programs on television – the seventh time in the season’s seven weeks that an NFL game telecast topped the weekly charts.

This week’s Monday night game on ESPN (Giants-Cowboys) posted 18.0 million viewers to rank as the most-watched cable program of 2010.

NFL games account for the 12 most-watched programs on television since the NFL season kicked off on Sept. 9, according to The Nielsen Company.  This compares to NFL games accounting for the seven most-watched shows at this point last season and none of the top 15 shows five years ago.

Following are the most-watched programs on television since the beginning of the NFL season:

Program Viewers
1. FOX Sunday National (mostly Packers-Eagles), 9/12 28.0 million
2. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Vikings-Saints), 9/9 27.5 million
3. CBS Sunday National (mostly Patriots-Jets), 9/19 27.0 million
4. FOX Sunday National (mostly Cowboys-Vikings), 10/17 26.0 million
5. NBC Sunday Night Football (Vikings-Packers), 10/24 25.7 million
6. NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Redskins), 9/12 25.3 million
7. CBS Sunday National (mostly Colts-Broncos), 9/26 23.1 million
7. FOX Sunday National (mostly Redskins-Eagles), 10/3 23.1 million
7. NBC Sunday Night Football (Giants-Colts), 9/19 23.1 million
10. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Cowboys-Texans & Eagles-Jaguars), 9/26 22.2 million
11. CBS Sunday National (mostly Patriots-Chargers), 10/24 21.9 million
12. CBS Sunday Single (mostly Jets-Broncos & Ravens-Patriots), 10/17 21.5 million
13. Dancing with the Stars, 9/27 21.4 million
14. Dancing with the Stars, 9/20 (season premiere) 21.3 million
15. NBC Sunday Night Football (Bears-Giants), 10/3 20.9 million

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company, 9/9-10/24/10

Following is the list of 25 NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Oct. 18-24:

Week of 10/18–24 HH HH RTG
Market Game Date RTG SHR Rank
Milwaukee Vikings at Packers 10/24/10 53.1 68 1
Minneapolis Vikings at Packers 10/24/10 51.5 68 1
Pittsburgh Steelers at Dolphins 10/24/10 45.0 75 1
New Orleans Browns at Saints 10/24/10 44.7 65 1
Kansas City Jaguars at Chiefs 10/24/10 36.4 68 1
Baltimore Bills at Ravens 10/24/10 35.8 65 1
Boston Patriots at Chargers 10/24/10 35.1 58 1
Nashville Titans at Jaguars 10/18/10 33.7 46 1
Cincinnati Bengals at Falcons 10/24/10 31.6 54 1
San Diego Patriots at Chargers 10/24/10 30.8 57 1
Buffalo Bills at Ravens 10/24/10 30.6 54 1
Chicago Redskins at Bears 10/24/10 29.8 57 1
Jacksonville Titans at Jaguars 10/18/10 29.8 43 1
Cleveland Browns at Saints 10/24/10 28.9 60 1
Seattle Cardinals at Seahawks 10/24/10 27.5 58 1
St. Louis Rams at Buccaneers 10/24/10 26.9 51 1
Denver Raiders at Broncos 10/24/10 24.0 49 1
Washington, DC Redskins at Bears 10/24/10 23.1 49 1
Charlotte 49ers at Panthers 10/24/10 22.4 44 1
Atlanta Bengals at Falcons 10/24/10 21.3 40 1
Miami Steelers at Dolphins 10/24/10 20.7 42 1
Phoenix Cardinals at Seahawks 10/24/10 20.6 41 1
Indianapolis Vikings at Packers 10/24/10 17.1 25 1
Tampa Vikings at Packers 10/24/10 14.6 24 1
Houston Patriots at Chargers 10/24/10 14.2 29 1

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 
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