NFL GAMES THREE MOST-WATCHED SHOWS OF THE WEEK

Games Top Local Ratings in 28 NFL Markets

 NFL Game Tops Viewership for 10th Consecutive Week

NFL telecasts ranked 1-2-3 in viewership among all television programs last week with the FOX national telecast (mostly Giants-Seahawks) topping the charts with 22.7 million average viewers. The Bears-Packers matchup on NBC’s Sunday Night Football held the second spot for the week, averaging 18.1 million viewers, followed by the CBS single window (mostly Dolphins-Lions, Broncos-Raiders and Steelers-Jets) which drew an average of 17.4 million viewers to round out the top three.

This marks the 10th time in 10 weeks that an NFL game has topped the weekly viewership charts, and the 9th time in 10 weeks that at least two NFL games have topped the weekly viewership charts.

Locally, NFL games topped the ratings in 28 NFL markets:

 

Program # of NFL Markets Ranked #1
NFL Football 28
CMA Awards   2
 

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

 

Week of 11/3-11/9     HH HH RTG
Market Game Date RTG SHR Rank
Milwaukee Bears at Packers 11/09/2014 47.2 67 1
Seattle Giants at Seahawks 11/09/2014 45.9 75 1
New Orleans 49ers at Saints 11/09/2014 43.9 65 1
Buffalo Chiefs at Bills 11/09/2014 42.2 63 1
Cleveland Browns at Bengals** 11/06/2014 39.1 56 1
Denver Broncos at Raiders 11/09/2014 38.5 67 1
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jets 11/09/2014 37.8 65 1
Kansas City Chiefs at Bills 11/09/2014 34.3 61 1
Cincinnati Browns at Bengals** 11/06/2014 33.5 52 1
Baltimore Titans at Ravens 11/09/2014 31.0 56 1
Phoenix Rams at Cardinals 11/09/2014 30.2 54 1
Detroit Dolphins at Lions 11/09/2014 28.8 50 1
Dallas Cowboys at Jaguars 11/09/2014 27.6 55 1
Chicago Bears at Packers 11/09/2014 25.0 38 1
St. Louis Rams at Cardinals 11/09/2014 22.2 37 1
San Fran-Oakland 49ers at Saints 11/09/2014 21.3 54 1
Jacksonville Cowboys at Jaguars 11/09/2014 21.0 37 1
Miami Dolphins at Lions 11/09/2014 19.3 37 1
Indianapolis Colts at Giants* 11/03/2014* 19.0 30 1
Tampa Falcons at Buccaneers 11/09/2014 18.2 34 1
Philadelphia Giants at Seahawks 11/09/2014 16.8 27 1
Atlanta Falcons at Buccaneers 11/09/2014 16.5 33 1
New York Giants at Seahawks 11/09/2014 15.6 28 1
Boston Giants at Seahawks 11/09/2014 13.7 24 1
San Diego 49ers at Saints 11/09/2014 13.1 35 1
Washington, DC 49ers at Saints 11/09/2014 13.1 35 1
Houston Cowboys at Jaguars 11/09/2014 12.3 27 1
Charlotte Giants at Seahawks 11/09/2014 12.2 21 1

 

* Local affiliate & ESPN combined

** Local affiliate & NFLN combined

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 

 

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