NFL Game Ranks as Most-Watched Show on TV for 10th Consecutive Week

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November 13th, 2013

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via press release:

NFL GAME RANKS AS MOST-WATCHED SHOW ON TV FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE WEEK

 

Games Top Local Ratings in 27 of 30 NFL Markets

 

NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week (Nov. 4-10) with the CBS national telecast (mostly Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 24.1 million viewers followed by NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys-New Orleans Saints) drawing 21.1 million viewers. This marks the 10th time in 10 weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts.

 

For the season, NFL games rank as the 20 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day, up from 16 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. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Chargers), 11/10 24.1 million
13. CBS Sunday National (mostly Steelers-Patriots), 11/3 24.0 million
14. NBC Sunday Night Football (Redskins-Cowboys), 10/13 22.1 million
15. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Redskins-Packers & Saints-Buccaneers), 9/15 21.9 million
16. NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Saints), 11/10 21.1 million
17. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Packers-Bengals, Giants-Panthers & Rams-Cowboys), 9/22 20.9 million
18. NBC Sunday Night Football (49ers-Seahawks), 9/15 20.5 million
19. NBC Sunday Night Football (Bears-Steelers), 9/22 20.5 million
20. NBC Sunday Night Football (Patriots-Falcons), 9/29 20.5 million

 

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 

Locally, NFL games topped ratings in 27 NFL markets last week. Following is the list of NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Nov. 4-10:

 

Week of 11/4-10  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

New Orleans Cowboys at Saints 11/10/2013 56.0 74

1

Milwaukee Bears at Packers* 11/04/2013 50.4 73

1

Denver Broncos at Chargers 11/10/2013 43.0 75

1

Buffalo Bills at Steelers 11/10/2013 35.9 62

1

Chicago Bears at Packers* 11/04/2013 34.0 50

1

Pittsburgh Bills at Steelers 11/10/2013 33.9 58

1

Seattle Seahawks at Falcons 11/10/2013 33.8 66

1

Cincinnati Bengals at Ravens 11/10/2013 31.7 55

1

Baltimore Bengals at Ravens 11/10/2013 31.3 58

1

Detroit Lions at Bears 11/10/2013 29.5 56

1

Dallas Cowboys at Saints 11/10/2013 29.4 47

1

Minneapolis Redskins at Vikings** 11/07/2013 29.0 48

1

Indianapolis Rams at Colts 11/10/2013 28.9 52

1

Houston Texans at Cardinals 11/10/2013 27.3 51

1

Philadelphia Eagles at Packers 11/10/2013 26.9 50

1

San Diego Broncos at Chargers 11/10/2013 26.5 53

1

Kansas City Texans at Cardinals 11/10/2013 26.1 38

1

Charlotte Panthers at 49ers 11/10/2013 25.7 45

1

Washington, DC Redskins at Vikings** 11/07/2013 25.5 43

1

Phoenix Texans at Cardinals 11/10/2013 24.3 47

1

Nashville Jaguars at Titans 11/10/2013 23.6 45

1

San Fran-Oakland Panthers at 49ers 11/10/2013 19.8 49

1

St. Louis Rams at Colts 11/10/2013 18.5 39

1

Tampa Texans at Cardinals 11/10/2013 17.7 28

1

Cleveland Bills at Steelers 11/10/2013 16.5 33

1

New York Raiders at Giants 11/10/2013 16.5 35

1

Boston Broncos at Chargers 11/10/2013 14.2 27

1

 

* Local affiliate & ESPN combined

** Local affiliate & NFLN combined

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 
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