NFL Games 2 Most-Watched Shows of the Week & 14 Most-Watched Shows This Fall

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October 16th, 2013

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NFL GAMES TWO MOST-WATCHED SHOWS OF THE WEEK

 

NFL Games Rank as 14 Most-Watched Shows This Fall

 

Games Top Local Ratings in 28 of 30 NFL Markets

 

The FOX national telecast (mostly Saints-Patriots) was the most watched TV program last week (Oct. 7-13) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 26.7 million average viewers and was followed by the Redskins-Cowboys game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football which drew 22.1 million viewers.

 

For the season, NFL games rank as the 14 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day, including the six most-watched shows in primetime. Following are the most-watched programs this fall:

 

Program Viewers
1. FOX Sunday National (mostly Packers-49ers), 9/8 28.5 million
2. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Cowboys), 10/6 28.3 million
3. FOX Sunday National (mostly Eagles-Broncos), 9/29 26.7 million
4. FOX Sunday National (mostly Saints-Patriots), 10/13 26.7 million
5. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Giants), 9/15 26.4 million
6. CBS Sunday National (mostly Colts-49ers), 9/22 25.6 million
7. NBC Sunday Night Football (Giants-Cowboys), 9/8    25.4 million
8. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Ravens-Broncos), 9/5 25.1 million
9. NBC Sunday Night Football (Redskins-Cowboys), 10/13 22.1 million
10. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Redskins-Packers & Saints-Buccaneers), 9/15 21.9 million
11. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Packers-Bengals, Giants-Panthers & Rams-Cowboys), 9/22 20.9 million
12. NBC Sunday Night Football (49ers-Seahawks), 9/15 20.5 million
13. NBC Sunday Night Football (Bears-Steelers), 9/22 20.5 million
14. NBC Sunday Night Football (Patriots-Falcons), 9/29 20.5 million
15. CBS “The Big Bang Theory” – Season Premiere, 9/30 20.4 million

 

Locally, NFL games topped ratings in 28 NFL markets last week:

 

Program

# of NFL Markets Ranked #1

NFL Football

28

MLB Playoffs

2

 

Following is the list of the NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Oct. 7 - 13:

 

Week of 10/7-10/13  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

New Orleans Saints at Patriots 10/13/2013 52.8 73

1

Kansas City Raiders at Chiefs 10/13/2013 42.1 72

1

Milwaukee Packers at Ravens 10/13/2013 40.9 75

1

Denver Jaguars at Broncos 10/13/2013 40.3 75

1

Pittsburgh Steelers at Jets 10/13/2013 35.7 65

1

Dallas Redskins at Cowboys 10/13/2013 35.3 52

1

Boston Saints at Patriots 10/13/2013 35.1 62

1

Seattle Titans at Seahawks 10/13/2013 34.4 66

1

Washington, DC Redskins at Cowboys 10/13/2013 33.3 52

1

Cincinnati Bengals at Bills 10/13/2013 32.4 57

1

Buffalo Bengals at Bills 10/13/2013 32.1 62

1

Cleveland Lions at Browns 10/13/2013 30.8 59

1

Baltimore Packers at Ravens 10/13/2013 28.6 52

1

Minneapolis Panthers at Vikings 10/13/2013 27.5 63

1

Chicago Giants at Bears** 10/10/2013 27.3 42

1

Nashville Titans at Seahawks 10/13/2013 26.8 43

1

Houston Rams at Texans 10/13/2013 24.6 50

1

Philadelphia Eagles at Buccaneers 10/13/2013 24.5 51

1

Charlotte Panthers at Vikings 10/13/2013 24.1 48

1

Phoenix Cardinals at 49ers 10/13/2013 23.1 46

1

Atlanta Jets at Falcons* 10/07/2013 21.6 33

1

San Fran-Oakland Cardinals at 49ers 10/13/2013 21.3 56

1

Tampa Eagles at Buccaneers 10/13/2013 19.9 42

1

Jacksonville Jaguars at Broncos 10/13/2013 19.8 34

1

San Diego Saints at Patriots 10/13/2013 17.8 41

1

Indianapolis Packers at Ravens 10/13/2013 16.3 33

1

New York Steelers at Jets 10/13/2013 13.6 33

1

Miami Saints at Patriots 10/13/2013 13.4 25

1

 

* Local affiliate & ESPN combined

** Local affiliate & NFLN combined

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 
  • PurpleDrazi

    Ha! Look at Big Bang Theory hanging in there. :-)

  • Ultima

    @PurpleDrazi
    Ha! Look at Big Bang Theory hanging in there.

    The Big Bang Theory actually topped Sunday Night Football in Live+SD viewership two weeks ago (18.22 million vs 17.69 million). :)

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