NationalFootballLeague_AMK0100a_2015

via press release:

BACK TO FOOTBALL

 

 

KICKOFF WEEKEND MOST-WATCHED EVER

 

 

 

Sixth Consecutive Kickoff Weekend: More Than 105 Million Viewers Tune In

 

 

Kickoff Weekend Games 3 of 10 Most-Watched Telecasts Since

 

Super Bowl XLIX

 

 

 

NFL Games Top Ratings in 29 of 30 NFL Markets

 

 

 

The NFL got Back to Football in exciting and record-breaking fashion. With an average of 19.9 million viewers for NFL games (Sept. 10-14), 2015 was the most-watched NFL Kickoff Weekend ever, topping the average 19.6 million viewers for 2013’s Kickoff Weekend.

 

 

 

For the sixth consecutive year, more than 105M viewers watched Kickoff Weekend games on CBS, ESPN, FOX and NBC.

 

 

 

NBC’s Thursday Kickoff game, which featured the Super Bowl XLIX champion New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers, was the most-watched show of the week and the second-most watched Kickoff game ever, averaging 27.4M viewers.

 

 

 

The New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys matchup on NBC’s Sunday Night Football was the second-most watched show of the week (26.8M viewers) and the second most-watched Sunday Night Football opener ever. Two additional NFL telecasts topped 20 million viewers – CBS Sunday National (mostly Ravens-Broncos, 23.3M viewers) and the Fox Sunday Single (mostly Packers-Bears, 20.1M viewers).

 

 

 

In addition, NFL Kickoff Weekend games were three of the top 10 most-watched telecasts among all television programs since Super Bowl Sunday including awards shows, such as the Academy Awards, and Presidential Debates.

 

 

 

Locally, NFL games topped the ratings in 29 NFL markets:

 

 

 

Program

# of NFL Markets Ranked #1

NFL Football

29

College Football (VA Tech-Ohio State) 

1

 

 

 

The following is the list of the NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the “broadcast week” of Sept.7-13:

 

 

 

Week of 9/7-9/13

 

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market

Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

Milwaukee

Green Bay at Chicago

9/13/2015

46.4

75

1

Buffalo

Indianapolis at Buffalo

9/13/2015

43.9

69

1

New Orleans

New Orleans at Arizona

9/13/2015

43.7

65

1

Boston

Pittsburgh at New England

9/10/2015

39.1

63

1

Denver

Baltimore at Denver

9/13/2015

38.5

70

1

Baltimore

Baltimore at Denver

9/13/2015

37.7

63

1

Seattle

Seattle at St. Louis

9/13/2015

37.3

77

1

Dallas

New York Giants at Dallas

9/13/2015

35.9

55

1

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh at New England

9/10/2015

33.6

50

1

Kansas City

Kansas City at Houston

9/13/2015

33.3

61

1

Cincinnati

Cincinnati at Oakland

9/13/2015

30.2

53

1

Indianapolis

Indianapolis at Buffalo

9/13/2015

29.9

57

1

Detroit

Detroit at San Diego

9/13/2015

28.7

50

1

San Diego

Detroit at San Diego

9/13/2015

27.2

55

1

Houston

Kansas City at Houston

9/13/2015

27.1

56

1

Chicago

Green Bay at Chicago

9/13/2015

27.0

56

1

Nashville

Tennessee at Tampa Bay

9/13/2015

26.6

44

1

Phoenix

New Orleans at Arizona

9/13/2015

24.1

46

1

Jacksonville

Carolina at Jacksonville

9/13/2015

24.1

43

1

Washington D.C.

Miami at Washington

9/13/2015

22.0

49

1

Tampa Bay

Tennessee at Tampa Bay

9/13/2015

21.5

37

1

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh at New England

9/10/2015

20.4

32

1

Charlotte

Carolina at Jacksonville

9/13/2015

19.8

41

1

New York

New York Giants at Dallas

9/13/2015

19.3

31

1

Miami

Miami at Washington

9/13/2015

17.9

38

1

St. Louis

Seattle at St. Louis

9/13/2015

17.7

37

1

Minneapolis

Green Bay at Chicago

9/13/2015

16.2

43

1

Atlanta

Pittsburgh at New England

9/10/2015

15.3

25

1

San Fran-Oakland

Pittsburgh at New England

9/10/2015

12.7

25

1

 

 

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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