15 NFL Games Top 25 Million Viewers in 2013; NFL Games Two Most-Watched Shows of the Week

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November 27th, 2013

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FIFTEEN NFL GAMES TOP 25 MILLION VIEWERS IN 2013

 

NFL Games Two Most-Watched Shows of the Week

 

Games Top Local Ratings in 28 of 30 NFL Markets

 

Fifteen NFL game telecasts this season have been watched by more than 25 million viewers – nearly doubling the total for the full 2012 season (eight).

 

NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week (Nov. 18-24) with the FOX national telecast (Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 27.9 million viewers followed by the NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Denver Broncos-New England Patriots) drawing 26.5 million viewers. This marks the 12th time in 12 weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts.

 

For the season, NFL games rank as the 24 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day. 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 (Cowboys-Giants), 11/24 27.9 million
4. FOX Sunday National (mostly Eagles-Broncos), 9/29 27.0 million
5. NBC Sunday Night Football (Chiefs-Broncos), 11/17    26.9 million
6. NBC Sunday Night Football (Broncos-Colts), 10/20 26.9 million
7. FOX Sunday National (mostly 49ers-Saints), 11/17 26.9 million
8. FOX Sunday National (mostly Saints-Patriots), 10/13 26.7 million
9. NBC Sunday Night Football (Broncos-Patriots), 11/24 26.5 million
10. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Giants), 9/15 26.4 million
11. CBS Sunday National (mostly Colts-49ers), 9/22 25.6 million
12. FOX Sunday National (mostly Redskins-Broncos), 10/27 25.5 million
13. NBC Sunday Night Football (Giants-Cowboys), 9/8    25.4 million
14. CBS Sunday National (mostly Ravens-Steelers & Texans-Chiefs), 10/20 25.3 million
15. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Ravens-Broncos), 9/5 25.1 million
16. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Chargers), 11/10 24.1 million
17. CBS Sunday National (mostly Steelers-Patriots), 11/3 24.0 million
18. NBC Sunday Night Football (Redskins-Cowboys), 10/13 22.1 million
19. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Redskins-Packers & Saints-Buccaneers), 9/15 21.9 million
20. NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Saints), 11/10 21.1 million
21. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Packers-Bengals, Giants-Panthers & Rams-Cowboys), 9/22 20.9 million
22. NBC Sunday Night Football (49ers-Seahawks), 9/15 20.5 million
23. NBC Sunday Night Football (Bears-Steelers), 9/22 20.5 million
24. 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. 18-24:

 

Week of 11/18-24  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

New Orleans Saints at Falcons** 11/21/2013 54.4 72

1

Denver Broncos at Patriots 11/24/2013 48.2 71

1

Kansas City Chargers at Chiefs 11/24/2013 45.3 72

1

Milwaukee Vikings at Packers 11/24/2013 44.2 73

1

Minneapolis Vikings at Packers 11/24/2013 39.3 72

1

Pittsburgh Steelers at Browns 11/24/2013 38.4 62

1

Charlotte Patriots at Panthers* 11/18/2013 37.6 56

1

Boston Broncos at Patriots 11/24/2013 37.3 59

1

Indianapolis Colts at Cardinals 11/24/2013 34.1 52

1

Dallas Cowboys at Giants 11/24/2013 33.2 53

1

Baltimore Jets at Ravens 11/24/2013 32.1 58

1

Cleveland Steelers at Browns 11/24/2013 30.7 55

1

Detroit Buccaneers at Lions 11/24/2013 29.6 55

1

Chicago Bears at Rams 11/24/2013 28.2 57

1

San Diego Chargers at Chiefs 11/24/2013 24.8 56

1

St. Louis Bears at Rams 11/24/2013 23.7 46

1

Nashville Titans at Raiders 11/24/2013 23.0 36

1

Washington, DC Cowboys at Giants 11/24/2013 22.6 38

1

Tampa Buccaneers at Lions 11/24/2013 22.5 44

1

New York Cowboys at Giants 11/24/2013 22.1 36

1

Seattle Broncos at Patriots 11/24/2013 21.9 35

1

Phoenix Colts at Cardinals 11/24/2013 21.8 40

1

Houston Jaguars at Texans 11/24/2013 21.3 45

1

Philadelphia Cowboys at Giants 11/24/2013 21.0 34

1

Atlanta Saints at Falcons** 11/21/2013 19.9 31

1

San Fran-Oakland Broncos at Patriots 11/24/2013 16.7 30

1

Jacksonville Jaguars at Texans 11/24/2013 16.6 30

1

Miami Panthers at Dolphins 11/24/2013 14.4 34

1

 

* Local affiliate & ESPN combined

** Local affiliate & NFLN combined

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 

 
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