NFL Games Two Most-Watched Shows of the Week

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September 26th, 2012

via press release:

NFL GAMES TWO MOST WATCHED SHOWS OF WEEK

 

Head-to-Head: Patriots-Ravens on NBC Sunday Night Football

Tops Primetime Emmys by 8 Million Viewers

 

RECORD-SETTING: NFL Games Top Local Ratings in All 30 Markets For Each of First Three Weeks

 

NFL telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs last week (Sept. 17-23) with the CBS national telecast (mostly Texans-Broncos) topping the charts with 24.0 million average  viewers followed by Patriots-Ravens on NBC’s Sunday Night Football drawing 21.3 million viewers.

 

In head-to-head competition, Sunday Night Football topped by eight million viewers the Emmy Awards on ABC (13.3 million viewers).

 

Locally, NFL games topped the ratings in all 30 NFL markets – marking the first time NFL telecasts have been the No. 1 rated show locally in all markets for each of the first three weeks of a season.

 

The Packers-Seahawks Week 3 ESPN Monday Night Football game averaged 16.2 million viewers to rank as the most-watched cable program since January’s BCS National Championship Game (Alabama-LSU).

 

Following is the list of the NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Sept. 17-23:

 

Week of 9/17–9/23  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

Pittsburgh Steelers at Raiders

9/23/12

47.1

70

1

New Orleans Chiefs at Saints

9/23/12

44.0

66

1

Denver Broncos at Falcons

9/17/12

40.3

60

1

Baltimore Patriots at Ravens

9/23/12

37.4

56

1

Boston Patriots at Ravens

9/23/12

36.1

57

1

Buffalo Bills at Browns

9/23/12

35.4

59

1

Indianapolis Jaguars at Colts

9/23/12

34.8

59

1

Kansas City Chiefs at Saints

9/23/12

33.3

59

1

Minneapolis 49ers at Vikings

9/23/12

32.6

68

1

Cincinnati Bengals at Redskins

9/23/12

29.6

53

1

Atlanta Broncos at Falcons

9/17/12

28.8

44

1

Dallas Bucs at Cowboys

9/23/12

28.7

56

1

Houston Texans at Broncos

9/23/12

28.1

48

1

Cleveland Bills at Browns

9/23/12

27.3

52

1

Charlotte Giants at Panthers

9/23/12

26.6

42

1

Nashville Lions at Titans

9/23/12

26.4

45

1

Philadelphia Eagles at Cardinals

9/23/12

25.5

42

1

Chicago Rams at Bears

9/23/12

25.4

51

1

Washington, DC Bengals at Redskins

9/23/12

24.6

49

1

Detroit Lions at Titans

9/23/12

24.2

47

1

Phoenix Eagles at Cardinals

9/23/12

22.5

43

1

Jacksonville Jaguars at Colts

9/23/12

21.6

38

1

St. Louis Rams at Bears

9/23/12

20.8

40

1

Miami Jets at Dolphins

9/23/12

19.6

40

1

San Diego Broncos at Falcons

9/17/12

17.3

29

1

Milwaukee Texans at Broncos

9/23/12

16.8

29

1

San Fran-Oakland 49ers at Vikings

9/23/12

16.5

44

1

New York Jets at Dolphins

9/23/12

15.4

34

1

Tampa Bucs at Cowboys

9/23/12

15.2

31

1

Seattle Patriots at Ravens

9/23/12

13.2

25

1

 
  • romo

    The overrun should count in the weekly top 25.

  • chezmoi

    The threat to the networks is Tuesday Night Football! Or as they have in the UK mid-week soccer.

  • Tyson

    Chezmoi, existing TV contracts last until 2022. There is no way to have Tuesday Night Football for at least 10 years.

  • DGH

    I was hoping for a little drop in viewers maybe if the league started to lose viewers they might get the substitute teachers off the field! Who I’m I kidding this is America where we bitch about things but do nothing to change them!!

  • Tyson

    DGH, the NFL is about to make a deal with the regular officials. There will likely be replacements working Thursday’s game but the regular officials will probably be working Sunday. By this time next week, we’ll have forgotten about the replacements and we’ll will be blaming the “real” officials for errors made.

  • TomJH

    Where are the SF-Oakland ratings for the Raiders game and the NYC ratings for the Giants game?

  • Sal 850

    With DWtS starting to fail they might just switch Monday Night Football back over to ABC unless the new contract prevents them from moving from their sister station.

    Hopefully the replacement officials stick around these numbers are huge because of their mistakes.

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