RECORD-SETTER: NFL Games Top Local Ratings 90 Percent of Time in 2010

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January 5th, 2011

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RECORD-SETTER: NFL Games Top Local Ratings 90 Percent of Time in 2010

HISTORY-MAKER: NFL Most-Watched Program For All 17 Weeks

NFL Tops Ratings in All 30 Local Markets

NFL games topped ratings in all 30 local markets in Week 17 for the third time in four years as teams made their final pushes for the Playoffs.  For the season, NFL games were the highest rated program locally a record 90 percent of the time – topping the mark set last season (89 percent).

The FOX national telecast (mostly Bears-Packers) was the most-watched show among all programs last week with 26.1 million viewers.  For the first time, NFL games ranked as the most-watched program in all 17 weeks of the season.  NFL games accounted for the 19 most-watched programs on TV in the fall, up from 11 last season.

Following is the list the NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Dec. 27 – Jan. 2:

Week of 12/27/10-1/2/11

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Market Game Date RTG SHR Rank
New Orleans Saints at Falcons 12/27/10 60.6 80 1
Pittsburgh Steelers at Browns 1/2/11 50.0 73 1
Milwaukee Bears at Packers 1/2/11 49.8 73 1
Indianapolis Titans at Colts 1/2/11 45.3 66 1
Kansas City Raiders at Chiefs 1/2/11 40.9 66 1
St. Louis Rams at Seahawks 1/2/11 38.6 53 1
Minneapolis Vikings at Eagles 12/28/10 38.4 57 1
Chicago Bears at Packers 1/2/11 37.8 62 1
Baltimore Bengals at Ravens 1/2/11 37.7 63 1
Atlanta Saints at Falcons 12/27/10 37.2 54 1
Philadelphia Vikings at Eagles 12/28/10 36.3 53 1
Boston Dolphins at Patriots 1/2/11 35.9 67 1
Seattle Rams at Seahawks 1/2/11 35.9 59 1
Dallas Cowboys at Eagles 1/2/11 30.2 53 1
Nashville Titans at Colts 1/2/11 29.2 44 1
Jacksonville Jaguars at Texans 1/2/11 28.2 41 1
Detroit Vikings at Lions 1/2/11 27.9 48 1
Cincinnati Bengals at Ravens 1/2/11 27.2 49 1
Washington, DC Giants at Redskins 1/2/11 26.8 44 1
Cleveland Steelers at Browns 1/2/11 25.8 47 1
San Diego Chargers at Broncos 1/2/11 25.1 46 1
Buffalo Bills at Jets 1/2/11 25.0 44 1
Houston Jaguars at Texans 1/2/11 21.2 39 1
Tampa Buccaneers at Saints 1/2/11 20.5 42 1
New York Giants at Redskins 1/2/11 19.1 33 1
Denver Chargers at Broncos 1/2/11 19.0 39 1
Phoenix Cardinals at 49ers 1/2/11 17.1 30 1
San Fran-Oakland Cardinals at 49ers 1/2/11 15.4 37 1
Miami Dolphins at Patriots 1/2/11 12.6 27 1
Charlotte Vikings at Eagles 12/28/10 16.5 25 1

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 
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