NFL GAMES TOP RATINGS IN 96 PERCENT OF ALL MARKETS

In the final week of the 2014 NFL regular season, NFL games topped the local ratings in 96 percent of Nielsen’s metered markets, including 29 of 30 NFL markets and 25 out of 26 non-NFL markets.

Following is the list of the NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of December 22 – 28:

Week of 12/22-12/28     HH HH RTG
Market Game Date RTG SHR Rank
Milwaukee Lions at Packers 12/28/2014 50.5 451 1
Pittsburgh Bengals at Steelers 12/28/2014 47.2 554 1
Seattle Rams at Seahawks 12/28/2014 46.1 831 1
Cincinnati Broncos at Bengals* 12/22/2014 40.8 358 1
Denver Broncos at Bengals* 12/22/2014 39.7 622 1
Buffalo Bills at Patriots 12/28/2014 37.5 229 1
Detroit Lions at Packers 12/28/2014 36.9 676 1
Kansas City Chargers at Chiefs 12/28/2014 35.1 324 1
Cleveland Browns at Ravens 12/28/2014 34.1 501 1
Baltimore Browns at Ravens 12/28/2014 33.5 366 1
Minneapolis Bears at Vikings 12/28/2014 32.8 568 1
New Orleans Saints at Buccaneers 12/28/2014 32.7 209 1
Boston Bills at Patriots 12/28/2014 31.8 772 1
Indianapolis Colts at Titans 12/28/2014 31.3 339 1
Charlotte Panthers at Falcons 12/28/2014 31.2 361 1
Dallas Cowboys at Redskins 12/28/2014 30.8 802 1
Phoenix Cardinals at 49ers 12/28/2014 29.2 536 1
Houston Jaguars at Texans 12/28/2014 28.2 648 1
San Diego Chargers at Chiefs 12/28/2014 27.3 288 1
Chicago Bears at Vikings 12/28/2014 24.2 840 1
Philadelphia Eagles at Giants 12/28/2014 23.1 684 1
Atlanta Panthers at Falcons 12/28/2014 23.0 538 1
Washington, DC Cowboys at Redskins 12/28/2014 22.4 539 1
St. Louis Rams at Seahawks 12/28/2014 20.0 245 1
Nashville Colts at Titans 12/28/2014 18.3 184 1
Jacksonville Jaguars at Texans 12/28/2014 17.8 117 1
San Fran-Oakland Cardinals at 49ers 12/28/2014 16.9 419 1
Tampa Lions at Packers 12/28/2014 15.9 290 1
New York Eagles at Giants 12/28/2014 12.7 944 1

* Local affiliate & ESPN combined

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

 

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