NFL GAMES TWO MOST WATCHED SHOWS OF WEEK
Head-to-Head: Patriots-Ravens on NBC Sunday Night Football Tops Primetime Emmys by 8 Million Viewers
NFL telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs last week (Sept. 17-23) with the CBS national telecast (mostly Texans-Broncos) topping the charts with 24.0 million average viewers followed by Patriots-Ravens on NBC’s Sunday Night Football drawing 21.3 million viewers.
In head-to-head competition, Sunday Night Football topped by eight million viewers the Emmy Awards on ABC (13.3 million viewers).
Locally, NFL games topped the ratings in all 30 NFL markets – marking the first time NFL telecasts have been the No. 1 rated show locally in all markets for each of the first three weeks of a season.
The Packers-Seahawks Week 3 ESPN Monday Night Football game averaged 16.2 million viewers to rank as the most-watched cable program since January’s BCS National Championship Game (Alabama-LSU).