NFL Games Rank As Week’s Two Most-Watched Shows

NFL Games 1-2 on Cable

 Games Top Local Ratings in 28 of 30 NFL Markets

NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week (Dec. 2-8) with the FOX national telecast (mostly Seattle Seahawks-San Francisco 49ers) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 27.6 million viewers followed by NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Carolina Panthers-New Orleans Saints) with 19.1 million viewers.

An NFL game has topped the viewership charts in all 14 weeks this season.

NFL games were also 1-2 on cable for the week.  The New Orleans Saints-Seattle Seahawks Week 14 ESPN Monday Night Football game ranked as the most-watched cable program in the past week, followed by NFL Network’s Houston Texans-Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday Night Football game.

Locally, an NFL game was the highest-rated show in 28 of 30 NFL markets last week. Following is the list of NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Dec. 2-8:

Week of 12/2-12/8  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

New Orleans Panthers at Saints 12/08/2013 58.2 74

1

Seattle Saints at Seahawks* 12/02/2013 47.2 71

1

Denver Titans at Broncos 12/08/2013 43.3 73

1

Pittsburgh Dolphins at Steelers 12/08/2013 41.3 66

1

Kansas City Chiefs at Redskins 12/08/2013 40.9 64

1

Milwaukee Falcons at Packers 12/08/2013 40.8 66

1

Cincinnati Colts at Bengals 12/08/2013 37.4 55

1

Baltimore Vikings at Ravens 12/08/2013 36.2 53

1

Philadelphia Lions at Eagles 12/08/2013 34.9 57

1

Minneapolis Vikings at Ravens 12/08/2013 34.6 64

1

Indianapolis Colts at Bengals 12/08/2013 34.3 52

1

Boston Browns at Patriots 12/08/2013 34.1 62

1

Charlotte Panthers at Saints 12/08/2013 33.5 48

1

Detroit Lions at Eagles 12/08/2013 33.4 60

1

Cleveland Browns at Patriots 12/08/2013 31.7 55

1

San Fran-Oakland Seahawks at 49ers 12/08/2013 27.6 60

1

Buffalo Bills at Buccaneers 12/08/2013 27.1 47

1

San Diego Giants at Chargers 12/08/2013 25.4 53

1

Nashville Titans at Broncos 12/08/2013 25.2 36

1

Phoenix Rams at Cardinals 12/08/2013 24.6 45

1

Jacksonville Texans at Jaguars** 12/05/2013 22.4 36

1

Houston Texans at Jaguars** 12/05/2013 20.8 33

1

Washington, DC Chiefs at Redskins 12/08/2013 20.7 33

1

Atlanta Falcons at Packers 12/08/2013 20.6 40

1

Tampa Bills at Buccaneers 12/08/2013 19.0 36

1

Miami Dolphins at Steelers 12/08/2013 18.3 39

1

Dallas Seahawks at 49ers 12/08/2013 16.2 26

1

Chicago Seahawks at 49ers 12/08/2013 14.4 27

1

*Local affiliate & ESPN combined

**Local affiliate & NFLN combined

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

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