NFL Games Top Ratings In 28 Markets

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December 22nd, 2010

via press release:

NFL GAMES TOP RATINGS IN 28 MARKETS

CBS National Telecast Most-Watched Show of the Week

Local Ratings: Nine Teams on Record Pace

The CBS national telecast (mostly Jets-Steelers) was the most-watched show among all programs with 25.7 million viewers -- the 15th time in 15 weeks that an NFL game telecast has been television’s most-watched program.  Sixteen NFL game telecasts this season have been watched by 25 million viewers, ahead of last year’s total (nine).

NFL games also topped the charts in primetime.  Packers-Patriots on NBC’s Sunday Night Football drew 24.2 million viewers – ranking as the week’s most watched primetime show. Bears-Vikings on ESPN’s Monday Night Football ranks as cable’s fourth most-watched show of the year with 17.1 million viewers and also set a local ratings record in Chicago.  The Bears’ 40.7 local rating is the highest on record for the team’s regular-season games (since 1998).

Chicago is among nine teams on a record-setting pace for local ratings joining Atlanta, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Minnesota, New England, New York Jets, Pittsburgh and San Diego.

Following is the list of 28 NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Dec. 13 - 19:

Week of 12/13 – 12/19

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Market Game Date RTG SHR Rank
Pittsburgh Jets at Steelers 12/19/10 49.3 71 1
New Orleans Saints at Ravens 12/19/10 45.7 68 1
Milwaukee Packers at Patriots 12/19/10 44.5 60 1
Baltimore Ravens at Texans 12/13/10 43.1 64 1
Boston Packers at Patriots 12/19/10 42.6 62 1
Indianapolis Jaguars at Colts 12/19/10 38.9 65 1
Kansas City Chiefs at Rams 12/19/10 38.5 67 1
Minneapolis Giants vs. Vikings 12/13/10 33.8 50 1
Philadelphia Eagles at Giants 12/19/10 33.5 56 1
Buffalo Bills at Dolphins 12/19/10 33.1 56 1
San Diego 49ers at Chargers 12/16/10 32.2 51 1
Jacksonville Jaguars at Colts 12/19/10 30.4 52 1
St. Louis Chiefs at Rams 12/19/10 28.5 52 1
Cleveland Browns at Bengals 12/19/10 28.0 51 1
Nashville Texans at Titans 12/19/10 26.7 51 1
Dallas Redskins at Cowboys 12/19/10 26.1 56 1
Atlanta Falcons at Seahawks 12/19/10 24.8 41 1
Detroit Lions at Buccaneers 12/19/10 23.4 44 1
Washington, DC Redskins at Cowboys 12/19/10 22.9 47 1
Houston Ravens at Texans 12/13/10 22.7 35 1
Seattle Falcons at Seahawks 12/19/10 20.9 46 1
Denver Broncos at Raiders 12/19/10 20.1 46 1
New York Eagles at Giants 12/19/10 20.0 41 1
Miami Bills at Dolphins 12/19/10 17.0 38 1
Charlotte Lions at Buccaneers 12/19/10 24.5 43 1
Chicago Packers at Patriots 12/19/10 19.0 30 1
Phoenix Jets at Steelers 12/19/10 15.2 32 1
San Fran-Oakland Packers at Patriots 12/19/10 13.4 25 1

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 
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