NFL Games Rank as 13 of 15 Most-Watched Shows This Fall

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NFL GAMES RANK AS 13 OF 15 MOST-WATCHED

SHOWS THIS FALL

 

Cowboys-Patriots on FOX Most-Watched Show of Week

 

NFL Games Top Local Ratings in 26 Markets

 

NFL games rank as 13 of the 15 most-watched shows of the fall television season.

 

The FOX national telecast (mostly Cowboys-Patriots) is the most-watched sporting event since Super Bowl XLV and was the most-watched program on television last week (Oct. 10 – 16) drawing an average of 28.4 million viewers.  Through six weeks of the season, NFL games have been the most-watched program of the week five times.

 

Following are the most-watched programs this fall:

 

Program Viewers
1. CBS’ Two and a Half Men (Season Premiere), 9/19 28.7 million
2. FOX Sunday National (mostly Cowboys-Patriots), 10/16 28.4 million
3. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Saints-Packers), 9/8 27.1 million
4. FOX Sunday National (mostly Giants-Redskins), 9/11 25.8 million
5. NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Jets), 9/11 25.8 million
6. FOX Sunday National (mostly Packers-Bears), 9/25 24.0 million
7. NBC Sunday Night Football (Eagles-Falcons),9/18 23.4 million
8. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Lions-Cowboys), 10/2 23.3 million
9. CBS Sunday National (mostly Packers-Broncos), 10/2 23.0 million
10. CBS Sunday National (mostly Chargers-Patriots), 9/18 22.7 million
11. CBS Sunday National (mostly Jets-Patriots), 10/9 22.6 million
12. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Chi-N.O. & Dall.-S.F.), 9/18 22.5 million
13. NBC Sunday Night Football (Packers-Falcons), 10/9 22.0 million
14. CBS’ Two and a Half Men, 9/26 20.5 million
15. NBC Sunday Night Football (Steelers-Colts), 9/25 20.4 million

 

Locally, NFL games topped the ratings in 26 NFL markets last week.  Following is the list of the NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Oct. 10-16:

 

Week of 10/10-10/16  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

New Orleans Saints at Buccaneers 10/16/11 50.2 71

1

Milwaukee Rams at Packers 10/16/11 44.8 76

1

Pittsburgh Jaguars at Steelers 10/16/11 44.8 71

1

Buffalo Bills at Giants 10/16/11 38.9 65

1

Boston Cowboys at Patriots 10/16/11 37.1 62

1

Baltimore Texans at Ravens 10/16/11 36.4 59

1

Detroit Bears at Lions* 10/10/11 36.4 52

1

Dallas Cowboys at Patriots 10/16/11 35.6 63

1

Chicago Vikings at Bears 10/16/11 32.1 46

1

Minneapolis Vikings at Bears 10/16/11 30.4 45

1

Philadelphia Eagles at Redskins 10/16/11 29.9 57

1

Indianapolis Colts at Bengals 10/16/11 28.6 52

1

Cleveland Browns at Raiders 10/16/11 28.0 44

1

Washington, DC Eagles at Redskins 10/16/11 25.2 57

1

Charlotte Panthers at Falcons 10/16/11 23.3 48

1

San Fran-Oakland 49ers at Lions 10/16/11 22.2 55

1

San Diego Cowboys at Patriots 10/16/11 22.1 43

1

Atlanta Panthers at Falcons 10/16/11 21.0 44

1

Houston Texans at Ravens 10/16/11 19.3 36

1

Jacksonville Jaguars at Steelers 10/16/11 19.2 38

1

Kansas City Cowboys at Patriots 10/16/11 18.6 35

1

Phoenix Cowboys at Patriots 10/16/11 16.1 32

1

Denver Cowboys at Patriots 10/16/11 15.6 36

1

Tampa Cowboys at Patriots 10/16/11 15.5 30

1

New York Bills at Giants 10/16/11 15.2 37

1

Miami Cowboys at Patriots 10/16/11 13.5 22

1

 

* Local affiliate & ESPN combined

 

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