NFL Games Two Most-Watched Shows of the Week

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September 25, 2013

NFL GAMES TWO MOST-WATCHED SHOWS OF THE WEEK

Head-to-Head: Bears-Steelers on NBC Sunday Night Football
Tops Primetime Emmys

 Games Top Local Ratings in 29 of 30 NFL Markets

NFL telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs last week (Sept. 16 – 22) with the CBS national telecast (mostly Colts-49ers) topping the charts with 25.6 million average viewers, followed by Bears-Steelers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football drawing 20.5 million viewers.

In head-to-head competition, Sunday Night Football topped by nearly three million viewers the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS (17.8 million viewers).

Chiefs-Eagles on NFL Network kicked off Week 3 and registered as the highest-rated Thursday Night Football telecast in NFL Network history (6.0 HH rating) and Thursday’s most-watched program among all shows on broadcast and cable television with 9.4 million viewers.

Locally, NFL games topped the ratings in 29 NFL markets.  Following is the list of the NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Sept. 16 – 22:

Week of 9/16 – 9/22

 

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

New Orleans Cardinals at Saints 09/22/2013 47.8 73

1

Indianapolis Colts at 49ers 09/22/2013 40.2 64

1

Buffalo Bills at Jets 09/22/2013 39.7 58

1

Kansas City Chiefs at Eagles 09/19/2013 39.6 59

1

Pittsburgh Bears at Steelers 09/22/2013 39.1 56

1

Milwaukee Packers at Bengals 09/22/2013 38.9 70

1

Seattle Jaguars at Seahawks 09/22/2013 38.3 68

1

Cincinnati Steelers at Bengals* 09/16/2013 38.2 54

1

Chicago Bears at Steelers 09/22/2013 36.1 53

1

Philadelphia Chiefs at Eagles** 09/19/2013 32.6 51

1

Minneapolis Browns at Vikings 09/22/2013 30.4 65

1

Boston Buccaneers at Patriots 09/22/2013 30.3 59

1

Baltimore Texans at Ravens 09/22/2013 30.2 58

1

Cleveland Browns at Vikings 09/22/2013 26.8 54

1

Washington, DC Lions at Redskins 09/22/2013 25.1 50

1

San Diego Chargers at Titans 09/22/2013 25.0 54

1

Nashville Chargers at Titans 09/22/2013 24.5 43

1

Detroit Lions at Redskins 09/22/2013 24.4 48

1

Dallas Rams at Cowboys 09/22/2013 24.2 48

1

Houston Texans at Ravens 09/22/2013 23.0 46

1

Charlotte Giants at Panthers 09/22/2013 21.7 46

1

Jacksonville Jaguars at Seahawks 09/22/2013 21.5 33

1

Atlanta Falcons at Dolphins 09/22/2013 21.4 38

1

San Fran-Oakland Colts at 49ers 09/22/2013 21.3 50

1

Miami Falcons at Dolphins 09/22/2013 18.7 34

1

Tampa Buccaneers at Patriots 09/22/2013 18.3 34

1

Denver Colts at 49ers 09/22/2013 17.0 40

1

Phoenix Bears at Steelers 09/22/2013 16.7 27

1

St. Louis Rams at Cowboys 09/22/2013 13.7 30

1

* Local affiliate & ESPN combined
** Local affiliate & NFLN combined
Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

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