NFL Games Two Most-Watched Shows Of The Week; Games Top Local Ratings in 27 of 30 NFL Markets

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October 30th, 2013

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via press release:

NFL GAMES TWO MOST-WATCHED SHOWS OF THE WEEK

 

NFL Game Most-Watched Show for Eighth Consecutive Week

 

Head-to-Head: Packers-Vikings on NBC Sunday Night Football

Tops MLB World Series Game 4

 

Games Top Local Ratings in 27 of 30 NFL Markets

NFL telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs last week (Oct. 21-27) with the FOX national telecast (mostly Redskins-Broncos) topping the charts with 25.5 million viewers, followed by Packers-Vikings on NBC’s Sunday Night Football drawing 16.9 million viewers.  This marks the eighth time in eight weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts and the seventh time in eight weeks that NFL games are the top two programs of the week.

In head-to-head competition, Sunday Night Football topped Game 4 of MLB World Series (16.0 million viewers).

 

For the season, NFL games rank as the 17 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day, up from 12 at this point last season. 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 27.0 million
4. NBC Sunday Night Football (Broncos-Colts), 10/20 26.9 million
5. FOX Sunday National (mostly Saints-Patriots), 10/13 26.7 million
6. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Giants), 9/15 26.4 million
7. CBS Sunday National (mostly Colts-49ers), 9/22 25.6 million
8. FOX Sunday National (mostly Redskins-Broncos), 10/27 25.5 million
9. NBC Sunday Night Football (Giants-Cowboys), 9/8    25.4 million
10. CBS Sunday National (mostly Ravens-Steelers & Texans-Chiefs), 10/20 25.3 million
11. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Ravens-Broncos), 9/5 25.1 million
12. NBC Sunday Night Football (Redskins-Cowboys), 10/13 22.1 million
13. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Redskins-Packers & Saints-Buccaneers), 9/15 21.9 million
14. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Packers-Bengals, Giants-Panthers & Rams-Cowboys), 9/22 20.9 million
15. NBC Sunday Night Football (49ers-Seahawks), 9/15 20.5 million
16. NBC Sunday Night Football (Bears-Steelers), 9/22 20.5 million
17. NBC Sunday Night Football (Patriots-Falcons), 9/29 20.5 million

 

Locally, NFL games topped ratings in 27 NFL markets last week:

 

Program

# of NFL Markets Ranked #1

NFL Football

27

MLB World Series

2

College Football

1

 

Following is the list of the NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Oct. 21-27:

 

Week of 10/21-27  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

Milwaukee Packers at Vikings 10/27/2013 47.7 65

1

New Orleans Bills at Saints 10/27/2013 44.7 69

1

Kansas City Browns at Chiefs 10/27/2013 41.4 71

1

Denver Redskins at Broncos 10/27/2013 41.1 76

1

Minneapolis Packers at Vikings 10/27/2013 39.7 57

1

Pittsburgh Steelers at Raiders 10/27/2013 35.9 57

1

Buffalo Bills at Saints 10/27/2013 33.5 58

1

Washington, DC Redskins at Broncos 10/27/2013 33.5 57

1

Cincinnati Jets at Bengals 10/27/2013 31.5 52

1

Cleveland Browns at Chiefs 10/27/2013 27.8 53

1

Detroit Cowboys at Lions 10/27/2013 27.8 54

1

Dallas Cowboys at Lions 10/27/2013 27.7 52

1

Philadelphia Giants at Eagles 10/27/2013 23.3 46

1

Phoenix Falcons at Cardinals 10/27/2013 22.0 45

1

Indianapolis Redskins at Broncos 10/27/2013 21.6 35

1

Baltimore Redskins at Broncos 10/27/2013 18.8 32

1

Charlotte Redskins at Broncos 10/27/2013 18.8 33

1

Atlanta Falcons at Cardinals 10/27/2013 18.7 33

1

San Fran-Oakland 49ers at Jaguars 10/27/2013 18.7 48

1

Miami Dolphins at Patriots 10/27/2013 17.5 38

1

San Diego Redskins at Broncos 10/27/2013 16.7 38

1

Chicago Redskins at Broncos 10/27/2013 16.6 33

1

New York Giants at Eagles 10/27/2013 16.3 36

1

Jacksonville 49ers at Jaguars 10/27/2013 16.2 31

1

Tampa Redskins at Broncos 10/27/2013 16.2 28

1

Seattle Redskins at Broncos 10/27/2013 15.6 34

1

Houston Redskins at Broncos 10/27/2013 14.1 28

1

 

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 

 
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