via press release:
MORE PEOPLE WATCHED “THE NFL ON CBS” THAN ANY OTHER NETWORK FOR ENTIRE 2013 REGULAR-SEASON
More people watched THE NFL ON CBS games than any other network in 2013, based on a cumulative analysis of Nielsen data. CBS has led all networks in Persons 2 + cume viewing in eight of the last 10 NFL regular-seasons.
Through 17 weeks of the 2013 regular-season (September 5-December 29, 2013), THE NFL ON CBS regular-season games were seen in all-or-part by an estimated 164.1 million viewers, 8% higher than NBC’s 151.4 million viewers, 2% higher than FOX’s 161.4 million viewers, and 60% higher than ESPN’s 102.8 million.
THE NFL ON CBS viewership for the 2013 regular season is up 4% vs. the 2012 season’s 157.5 million.
The cumulative audience is based on Total Viewers (Persons 2+) who have watched at least six minutes of NFL game coverage since the start of the 2013 regular-season.