via press release:
|TUESDAY EDITION OF “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” EARNS 15.2 OVERNIGHT; NO. 1 SHOW ON TUESDAY|
|Tops Last Year’s Week 16 Cowboys-Redskins Game by 31%
Minneapolis (38.4) and Philadelphia (36.3) Lead All Metered Markets
SNF Powers NBC to Another Nightly Win; 16th Straight Week
Best Tuesday Primetime Rating on Any Network This Television Season
|NEW YORK – December 29, 2010 – Last night’s special Tuesday edition of “Sunday Night Football” was the top-rated show on Tuesday, the 16th straight week that primetime football on NBC defeated its nightly competition. The game, which was originally supposed to be played on Sunday but was delayed by the NFL due to the severe weather in Philadelphia, led NBC to a convincing win on Tuesday night and was up 31 percent over last year’s Week 16 game, according to overnight data released today by the Nielsen Company. The game, in which the Minnesota Vikings upset the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-14, in the first NFL Tuesday game since 1946, registered a 15.2 overnight rating and a 24 share (8:15-11:15 p.m. ET).
“SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” WEEK 16 THROUGH THE YEARS:
1. 2010, Vikings-Eagles, 15.2/24 (Tuesday Night Game)
DEFEATED ALL TUESDAY NIGHT COMPETITION: Last night’s Tuesday edition of “Sunday Night Football” defeated all Tuesday Night competition, the 16th straight week that primetime NFL football on NBC defeated its competition, on a night that included such original competition as CBS’s Kennedy Center Honors and encores of CBS’s NCIS, ABC’s Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, No Ordinary Family and Detroit 1-8-7, and Fox’s Glee.
SNF IS 16 FOR 16: When the viewership is available tomorrow from Nielsen, “Sunday Night Football” is expected to be the most-watched Tuesday night show, the 16th straight time this season that SNF defeated its nightly competition (every week this season). Last season, SNF was the most-watched Sunday night primetime broadcast in a record 15 of 16 (94 percent) weeks. In 2008, SNF won 13 of 16 (81 percent) Sunday nights after winning 11 of 16 in 2007 (69 percent) and nine of 16 in 2006 (56 percent).
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