NFL Games Two Most-Watched Shows of the Week
Games Top Local Ratings in 28 of 30 NFL Markets
NFL telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs during last week’s “premiere week” debuts of network primetime programming.
FOX national telecast (mostly Eagles-Broncos) topped the charts for the week (Sept. 23-29) with 26.7 million average viewers followed by Patriots-Falcons on NBC’s Sunday Night Football drawing 20.5 million viewers. The top non-NFL program was CBS’ The Big Bang Theory which averaged 20.4 million viewers for its season premiere.
Since Labor Day, NFL game telecasts rank as the nine most-watched shows on television and are the only programs along with the season premieres of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and NCIS (20.0 million) to draw at least 20 million viewers.
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