NFL Games Top Ratings In All 30 Markets; Patriots-Broncos on CBS Most-Watched Show of the Week

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NFL GAMES TOP RATINGS IN ALL 30 MARKETS

 

Patriots-Broncos on CBS Most-Watched Show of the Week

 

As NFL teams make their final playoff pushes, more fans are tuning in.  The four most-watched programs of the fall TV season are all NFL games played since Thanksgiving.

 

This past week (Dec. 12 – 18), the CBS Sunday national telecast (mostly Patriots-Broncos) was the most-watched show on television drawing 29.7 million viewers.

 

Following are the most-watched programs of the fall TV season:

 

Program Viewers
1. CBS Thanksgiving (Dolphins-Cowboys), 11/24 30.9 million
2. FOX Thanksgiving (Packers-Lions), 11/24 30.2 million
3. FOX Sunday National (mostly Packers-Giants), 12/11 29.8 million
4. CBS Sunday National (mostly Patriots-Broncos), 12/18 29.7 million
5. CBS’ Two and a Half Men (Season Premiere), 9/19 28.7 million
6. FOX Sunday National (mostly Cowboys-Patriots), 10/16 28.4 million
7. FOX Sunday National (mostly Giants-Patriots), 11/6 28.2 million
8. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Saints-Packers), 9/8 27.1 million
9. CBS Sunday National (mostly Patriots-Eagles), 11/27 26.3 million
10. FOX Sunday National (mostly Giants-49ers), 11/13 25.9 million

 

In addition, NFL games topped the ratings in all 30 NFL markets for the week of Dec. 12 – 18:

 

Week of 12/12-12/18  

 

HH

 

HH

 

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

Milwaukee Packers at Chiefs

12/18/11

49.0

75

1

New Orleans Saints at Vikings

12/18/11

48.7

72

1

Boston Patriots at Broncos

12/18/11

42.7

68

1

Denver Patriots at Broncos

12/18/11

40.8

73

1

Baltimore Ravens at Chargers

12/18/11

37.1

53

1

Kansas City Packers at Chiefs

12/18/11

35.2

63

1

San Diego Ravens at Chargers

12/18/11

31.8

52

1

Cleveland Browns at Cardinals

12/18/11

31.0

52

1

Jacksonville Patriots at Broncos

12/18/11

30.9

49

1

Cincinnati Bengals at Rams

12/18/11

29.6

56

1

Philadelphia Jets at Eagles

12/18/11

29.0

49

1

Indianapolis Titans at Colts

12/18/11

28.5

53

1

Chicago Seahawks at Bears

12/18/11

28.1

56

1

Nashville Titans at Colts

12/18/11

27.5

47

1

Detroit Lions at Raiders

12/18/11

27.3

46

1

Minneapolis Saints at Vikings

12/18/11

26.8

58

1

Seattle Rams at Seahawks*

12/12/11

26.4

43

1

Charlotte Panthers at Texans

12/18/11

25.9

50

1

Pittsburgh Patriots at Broncos

12/18/11

24.0

39

1

Phoenix Browns at Cardinals

12/18/11

22.3

41

1

Houston Panthers at Texans

12/18/11

22.2

47

1

Washington, DC Redskins at Giants

12/18/11

21.8

49

1

Tampa Patriots at Broncos

12/18/11

19.9

37

1

Dallas Patriots at Broncos

12/18/11

18.9

36

1

San Fran-Oakland Lions at Raiders

12/18/11

18.0

34

1

Atlanta Patriots at Broncos

12/18/11

18.0

34

1

St. Louis Rams at Seahawks*

12/12/11

17.7

27

1

Buffalo Patriots at Broncos

12/18/11

17.7

28

1

New York Redskins at Giants

12/18/11

17.3

38

1

Miami Dolphins at Bills

12/18/11

15.9

36

1

* Local affiliate & ESPN combined

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

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