NFL Games Were the Two Most Watched Programs Last Week

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September 19th, 2012

via press release:

NFL GAMES TWO MOST-WATCHED SHOWS OF WEEK

 

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Local Ratings Top All 30 Markets in First 2 Weeks

NFL game telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs last week (Sept. 10-16) with 49ers-Lions on NBC’s Sunday Night Football topping the charts with 21.3 million average viewers and the CBS national telecast (mostly Jets-Steelers) drawing 19.9 million viewers.

 

Broncos-Falcons on ESPN’s Monday Night Football in Week 2 drew 15.5 million viewers to rank as the most-watched show on cable since January’s BCS National Championship Game (Alabama-LSU) on ESPN.

 

Bears-Packers on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football kicked off Week 2 and registered NFLN’s best-ever season-opening telecast with 8.6 million viewers.

 

Locally, NFL games topped the ratings in all 30 NFL markets for the second consecutive week. Following is the list of all 30 NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Sept. 10-16:

 

 

Week of 9/10–9/16

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

Milwaukee Bears at Packers

9/13/12

52.0

72

1

Pittsburgh Jets at Steelers

9/16/12

45.5

73

1

New Orleans Saints at Panthers

9/16/12

42.3

66

1

Baltimore Ravens at Eagles

9/16/12

38.6

64

1

Boston Cardinals at Patriots

9/16/12

32.9

63

1

Indianapolis Vikings at Colts

9/16/12

32.8

57

1

Buffalo Chiefs at Bills

9/16/12

31.7

59

1

San Diego Titans at Chargers

9/16/12

31.7

60

1

Detroit Lions at 49ers

9/16/12

31.3

46

1

Chicago Bears at Packers

9/13/12

31.3

48

1

Kansas City Chiefs at Bills

9/16/12

29.2

53

1

Dallas Cowboys at Seahawks

9/16/12

28.8

50

1

Philadelphia Ravens at Eagles

9/16/12

28.0

52

1

Washington, DC Redskins at Rams

9/16/12

27.3

50

1

Minneapolis Vikings at Colts

9/16/12

27.1

60

1

Nashville Titans at Chargers

9/16/12

25.9

40

1

Cincinnati Browns at Bengals

9/16/12

25.8

49

1

Cleveland Browns at Bengals

9/16/12

25.0

51

1

San Fran-Oakland Lions at 49ers

9/16/12

24.5

47

1

Charlotte Saints at Panthers

9/16/12

24.4

44

1

Seattle Cowboys at Seahawks

9/16/12

23.0

53

1

Houston Texans at Jaguars

9/16/12

22.5

45

1

Jacksonville Texans at Jaguars

9/16/12

22.4

39

1

St. Louis Redskins at Rams

9/16/12

20.8

39

1

Phoenix Cardinals at Patriots

9/16/12

18.9

39

1

Tampa Buccaneers at Giants

9/16/12

18.9

37

1

Denver Jets at Steelers

9/16/12

17.1

43

1

Miami Raiders at Dolphins

9/16/12

16.8

35

1

New York Jets at Steelers

9/16/12

16.6

33

1

Atlanta Jets at Steelers

9/16/12

16.4

29

1

 

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 
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