NFL Games Rank As Eight Of Nine Most-Watched Sporting Events Since ‘Super Bowl’

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NFL GAMES RANK AS EIGHT OF NINE MOST-WATCHED

SPORTING EVENTS SINCE SUPER BOWL

 

NFL Games Top Local Ratings in 25 Markets

 

After three weeks of the season, NFL games rank as eight of the nine most-watched sporting events since Super Bowl XLV.

 

A pair of Week 3 telecasts topped sports viewership last week (Sept. 19-25) with the FOX national telecast (mostly Packers-Bears) drawing 24.0 million average viewers and the Steelers-Colts Sunday night game on NBC drawing 20.4 million viewers.

 

Following are the most-watched sporting events since Super Bowl XLV:

 

Program Viewers
1. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Saints-Packers), 9/8 27.2 million
2. FOX Sunday National (mostly Giants-Redskins), 9/11 25.8 million
3. NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Jets), 9/11 25.8 million
4. FOX Sunday National (mostly Packers-Bears), 9/25 24.0 million
5. NBA Finals Game 6 (Dallas-Miami), 6/12 23.9 million
6. NBC Sunday Night Football (Eagles-Falcons),9/18 23.4 million
7. CBS Sunday National (mostly Chargers-Patriots), 9/18 22.7 million
8. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Chi-NO & Dal-SF), 9/18 22.5 million
9. NBC Sunday Night Football (Steelers-Colts), 9/25 20.4 million
10. NCAA Basketball Championship (UConn-Butler), 4/4 20.1 million

 

Locally, NFL games topped the ratings in 25 NFL markets. Following is the list of the NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Sept. 19-25:

 

Week of 9/19–9/25  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

Milwaukee Packers at Bears

9/25/11

50.4

76

1

Pittsburgh Steelers at Colts

9/25/11

48.5

67

1

New Orleans Texans at Saints

9/25/11

47.7

69

1

Indianapolis Steelers at Colts

9/25/11

40.7

56

1

Baltimore Ravens at Rams

9/25/11

35.3

57

1

Buffalo Patriots at Bills

9/25/11

35.3

65

1

Chicago Packers at Bears

9/25/11

33.2

58

1

Minneapolis Lions at Vikings

9/25/11

32.4

68

1

Kansas City Chiefs at Chargers

9/25/11

29.9

51

1

Nashville Titans at Broncos

9/25/11

28.2

48

1

Philadelphia Giants at Eagles

9/25/11

28.1

52

1

Cleveland Dolphins at Browns

9/25/11

27.5

54

1

Boston Patriots at Bills

9/25/11

27.4

60

1

San Diego Chiefs at Chargers

9/25/11

27.1

52

1

Detroit Lions at Vikings

9/25/11

25.8

49

1

Houston Texans at Saints

9/25/11

25.3

47

1

St. Louis Rams at Giants

9/19/11

23.4

34

1

Atlanta Falcons at Bucs

9/25/11

23.1

41

1

Jacksonville Jaguars at Panthers

9/25/11

23.1

40

1

Carolina Jaguars at Panthers

9/25/11

22.6

45

1

Denver Titans at Broncos

9/25/11

22.6

52

1

Seattle Cardinals at Seahawks

9/25/11

22.2

51

1

Phoenix Cardinals at Seahawks

9/25/11

21.0

39

1

Washington, DC Steelers at Colts

9/25/11

17.4

29

1

San Fran-Oakland 49ers at Bengals

9/25/11

14.9

40

1

 

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

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