via press note:
NBC is currently #1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures in the fast-affiliate ratings.
· In metered-market results, which are time zone-adjusted, NBC Sports coverage of last night’s Arizona Cardinals-Oakland Raiders NFL preseason game averaged a 5.0 rating, 9 share in metered-market households and NBC won the night in the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and also ranked #1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.
· The 5.0/9 for last night’s Cardinals-Raiders game on NBC is up +4% from last year’s second NBC preseason game (4.8 for Bengals-Cardinals on Sunday, Aug. 24.2014).
· The Cardinals-Raiders telecast combines with NBC’s Aug. 9 Vikings-Steelers NFL Hall of Fame Game (6.9/12 in metered-market households) to give NBC the two highest-rated 2015 NFL preseason games among all networks
· Note that the preliminary fast-affiliate results at 7 and 7:30 for encores of “The Carmichael Show” are not time zone-adjusted and are subject to significant adjustment by Nielsen in official nationals.
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.