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NFL GAMES TOP TV CHARTS AGAIN

December 15, 2012
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NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week (Dec. 3-9) with the FOX national telecast (mostly New Orleans Saints-New York Giants) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 24.5 million viewers followed by NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers) with 21.4 million viewers.

 

An NFL game has topped the viewership charts in all 14 weeks this season and 13 times in 14 weeks NFL games ranked 1-2 in viewership.

 

Locally, an NFL game was the highest-rated show in 29 of 30 NFL markets last week.

 

For the season, NFL games rank as 24 of the 25 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day. Following are the most-watched programs this fall:

 

Program

Viewers

1. FOX Thanksgiving Game (Redskins-Cowboys), 11/22

28.7 million

2. NBC Sunday Night Football (Steelers-Broncos), 9/9

27.6 million

3. CBS Thanksgiving Game (Texans-Lions), 11/22

27.3 million

4. FOX Sunday National (mostly Giants-Cowboys), 10/28

26.9 million

5. FOX Sunday National (mostly 49ers-Packers), 9/9

26.4 million

6. FOX Sunday National (mostly 49ers-Saints), 11/25

24.9 million

7. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Patriots), 10/7

24.5 million

8. FOX Sunday National (mostly Saints-Giants), 12/9

24.5 million

9. FOX Sunday National (mostly Cowboys-Eagles), 11/11

24.3 million

10. CBS Sunday National (mostly Steelers-Giants), 11/4

24.2 million

11. CBS Sunday National (mostly Texans-Broncos), 9/23

24.0 million

12. NBC Wed. Night Kickoff Game (Cowboys-Giants), 9/5

23.9 million

13. CBS Sunday National (Indy-NE & SD-Den), 11/18

23.6 million

14. CBS Sunday National (mostly Steelers-Ravens), 12/2

23.0 million

15. CBS Sunday National (mostly Jets-Patriots), 10/21

23.0 million

16. FOX Sunday National (mostly Giants-49ers), 10/14

22.8 million

17. NBC Sunday Night Football (Giants-Eagles), 9/30

22.8 million

18. NBC Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, 11/22

22.4 million

19. FOX Sunday National (mostly Saints-Packers), 9/30

22.3 million

20. NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Falcons), 11/4

21.8 million

21. NBC Sunday Night Football (Lions-Packers), 12/9

21.4 million

22. NBC Sunday Night Football (Lions-49ers), 9/16

21.3 million

23. NBC Sunday Night Football (Patriots-Ravens), 9/23

21.3 million

24. NBC Sunday Night Football (Texans-Bears), 11/11

20.9 million

25. NBC Sunday Night Football (Packers-Giants), 11/25

20.9 million

26. CBS NCIS (Season Premiere), 9/25  

20.5 million

 

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 

Following is the list of NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Dec. 3-9:

 

Week of 12/3-12/9

 

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market

Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

Milwaukee

Lions at Packers

12/9/2012

52.6

70

1

New Orleans

Saints at Giants

12/9/2012

41.9

60

1

Pittsburgh

Chargers at Steelers

12/9/2012

40.5

67

1

Denver

Broncos at Raiders

12/6/2012

38.7

61

1

Minneapolis

Bears at Vikings

12/9/2012

38.4

67

1

Baltimore

Ravens at Redskins

12/9/2012

37.6

61

1

Indianapolis

Titans at Colts

12/9/2012

35.5

59

1

Washington, DC

Giants at Redskins

12/3/2012

31.2

51

1

Cincinnati

Cowboys at Bengals

12/9/2012

31.2

53

1

Cleveland

Chiefs at Browns

12/9/2012

30.8

58

1

Seattle

Cardinals at Seahawks

12/9/2012

29.4

58

1

Buffalo

Rams at Bills

12/9/2012

29.0

51

1

Dallas

Cowboys at Bengals

12/9/2012

28.7

55

1

Kansas City

Chiefs at Browns

12/9/2012

28.1

53

1

Chicago

Bears at Vikings

12/9/2012

27.7

52

1

Detroit

Lions at Packers

12/9/2012

27.0

39

1

St. Louis

Rams at Bills

12/9/2012

24.4

46

1

Atlanta

Falcons at Panthers

12/9/2012

23.7

47

1

Nashville

Titans at Colts

12/9/2012

22.8

38

1

Charlotte

Falcons at Panthers

12/9/2012

22.1

44

1

Philadelphia

Eagles at Buccaneers

12/9/2012

21.6

40

1

Jacksonville

Jets at Jaguars

12/9/2012

21.2

36

1

Tampa

Eagles at Buccaneers

12/9/2012

21.1

43

1

New York

Saints at Giants

12/9/2012

21.0

35

1

San Diego

Chargers at Steelers

12/9/2012

20.3

46

1

San Fran-Oakland

Dolphins at 49ers

12/9/2012

18.7

48

1

Phoenix

Cardinals at Seahawks

12/9/2012

17.2

32

1

Miami

Dolphins at 49ers

12/9/2012

14.6

28

1

Houston

Saints at Giants

12/9/2010

13.8

26

1

 

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company


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