via press release:
EAGLES/BEARS SHOWDOWN DELIVERS FOX HIGHEST-RATED NFL GAME OF THE SEASON
America’s Game of the Week Posts a Tremendous 18.0/32 Overnight Rating
Saints/Cowboys Thanksgiving Clash Combines to Score the Most-Watched Thanksgiving Weekend in the History of the NFL ON FOX
AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK, anchored by the highly-anticipated Bears/Eagles contest in Chicago, propelled Sunday’s NFL on FOX Week 12 national game (11/28) to a tremendous 18.0/32 metered market rating/share according to figures released by Nielsen Media Research today.
NFL ON FOX WEEK 12 HIGHLIGHTS:
• The 18.0/32 posted for AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK is the highest-rated NFL game of this season on any network, surpassing the 17.7/28 NBC posted for the Vikings/Saints season opener in September.
• In the early window, FOX posted an impressive 12.3/24 for its regional game coverage, scoring the top rating for a regional game this season on either FOX or CBS.
• The NFL ON FOX notched an amazing 15.2/28 average for Sunday’s doubleheader action, the network’s best NFL doubleheader in 14 years, dating back to Week 13 of the 1996 season (17.9/35).
• Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day NFL action on FOX between the Saints and Cowboys delivered a 14.7/36, the network’s best Thanksgiving Day overnight in 12 years. Thursday’s metered market rating is up +21% over FOX’s game last year (Green Bay/Detroit 12.1/29) and up +17% over last year’s Cowboys game on CBS (12.6/29, Oakland/Dallas).
• FOX’s three NFL windows this weekend totaled a remarkable 45.0 rating points in the metered markets, making this the most-watched Thanksgiving weekend in the history of the NFL ON FOX.