NFL games rank as 9 most-watched shows this fall

Games Top Local Ratings in 29 of 30 NFL Markets

The CBS national telecast (mostly Broncos-Patriots) was the most-watched TV program with 24.5 million average viewers last week (Oct. 1-7) topping competition which included the second week of the primetime TV season and MLB playoffs.

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

Program Viewers
1. NBC Sunday Night Football (Steelers-Broncos), 9/9  27.6 million
2. FOX Sunday National (mostly 49ers-Packers), 9/9 26.4 million
3. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Patriots), 10/7 24.5 million
4. CBS Sunday National (mostly Texans-Broncos), 9/23 24.0 million
5. NBC Wed. Night Kickoff Game (Cowboys-Giants), 9/5 23.9 million
6. NBC Sunday Night Football (Giants-Eagles), 9/30 22.8 million
7. FOX Sunday National (mostly Saints-Packers), 9/30 22.3 million
8. NBC Sunday Night Football (Lions-49ers), 9/16 21.3 million
9. NBC Sunday Night Football (Patriots-Ravens), 9/23 21.3 million
10. CBS NCIS (Season Premiere), 9/25   20.5 million

Locally, NFL games topped ratings in 29 NFL markets last week

Program

# of NFL Markets Ranked #1

NFL Football

29

MLB Wild Card (A’s-Tigers)

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