NFL Games Rank as Week’s Two Most-Watched Shows

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NFL GAMES RANK AS WEEK’S TWO MOST-WATCHED SHOWS

 

NBC’s Chiefs-Broncos Most-Watched Primetime Show of Fall TV Season

 

Games Top Local Ratings in 28 of 30 NFL Markets

 

NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week (Nov. 11-17) with NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Kansas City Chiefs-Denver Broncos) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 26.947 million viewers followed by the FOX national telecast (mostly San Francisco 49ers-New Orleans Saints) drawing 26.940 million viewers. NBC’s Chiefs-Broncos game also ranks as the most-watched primetime show of the fall TV season. This marks the 11th time in 11 weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts.

 

The New England Patriots-Carolina Panthers Week 11 ESPN Monday Night Football game averaged 15.8 million viewers to rank as the most-watched cable program in the past week.

 

For the season, NFL games rank as the 22 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day, up from 17 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 (Chiefs-Broncos), 11/17    26.9 million
5. NBC Sunday Night Football (Broncos-Colts), 10/20 26.9 million
6. FOX Sunday National (mostly 49ers-Saints), 11/17 26.9 million
7. FOX Sunday National (mostly Saints-Patriots), 10/13 26.7 million
8. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Giants), 9/15 26.4 million
9. CBS Sunday National (mostly Colts-49ers), 9/22 25.6 million
10. FOX Sunday National (mostly Redskins-Broncos), 10/27 25.5 million
11. NBC Sunday Night Football (Giants-Cowboys), 9/8    25.4 million
12. CBS Sunday National (mostly Ravens-Steelers & Texans-Chiefs), 10/20 25.3 million
13. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Ravens-Broncos), 9/5 25.1 million
14. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Chargers), 11/10 24.1 million
15. CBS Sunday National (mostly Steelers-Patriots), 11/3 24.0 million
16. NBC Sunday Night Football (Redskins-Cowboys), 10/13 22.1 million
17. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Redskins-Packers & Saints-Buccaneers), 9/15 21.9 million
18. NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Saints), 11/10 21.1 million
19. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Packers-Bengals, Giants-Panthers & Rams-Cowboys), 9/22 20.9 million
20. NBC Sunday Night Football (49ers-Seahawks), 9/15 20.5 million
21. NBC Sunday Night Football (Bears-Steelers), 9/22 20.5 million
22. NBC Sunday Night Football (Patriots-Falcons), 9/29 20.5 million

 

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 

Locally, NFL games topped ratings in 28 NFL markets last week. Following is the list of NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Nov. 11-17:

 

Week of 11/11-17     HH HH RTG
Market Game Date RTG SHR Rank
New Orleans 49ers at Saints 11/17/2013 54.7 74 1
Denver Chiefs at Broncos 11/17/2013 51.7 75 1
Kansas City Chiefs at Broncos 11/17/2013 50.6 72 1
Milwaukee Packers at Giants 11/17/2013 40.5 61 1
Seattle Vikings at Seahawks 11/17/2013 39.2 69 1
Pittsburgh Lions at Steelers 11/17/2013 37.7 62 1
Indianapolis Colts at Titans** 11/14/2013 36.8 54 1
Cincinnati Browns at Bengals 11/17/2013 36.6 58 1
Buffalo Jets at Bills 11/17/2013 34.9 60 1
Baltimore Ravens at Bears 11/17/2013 33.5 55 1
Minneapolis Vikings at Seahawks 11/17/2013 32.3 53 1
Chicago Ravens at Bears 11/17/2013 32.1 55 1
Detroit Lions at Steelers 11/17/2013 31.8 56 1
Philadelphia Redskins at Eagles 11/17/2013 29.6 55 1
Cleveland Browns at Bengals 11/17/2013 27.5 50 1
Washington, DC Redskins at Eagles 11/17/2013 23.6 47 1
San Fran-Oakland 49ers at Saints 11/17/2013 22.7 51 1
Tampa Dolphins at Buccaneers* 11/11/2013 22.0 35 1
San Diego Chargers at Dolphins 11/17/2013 21.9 44 1
Houston Raiders at Texans 11/17/2013 21.5 47 1
Phoenix Cardinals at Jaguars 11/17/2013 21.0 44 1
Nashville Colts at Titans** 11/14/2013 17.8 26 1
Charlotte Chiefs at Broncos 11/17/2013 17.5 31 1
St. Louis Chiefs at Broncos 11/17/2013 17.4 28 1
Dallas Chiefs at Broncos 11/17/2013 17.3 30 1
New York Packers at Giants 11/17/2013 17.2 31 1
Miami Dolphins at Buccaneers* 11/11/2013 16.4 26 1
Jacksonville Cardinals at Jaguars 11/17/2013 16.1 31 1

 

* Local affiliate & ESPN combined

** Local affiliate & NFLN combined

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

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