20 NFL Games Top 25 Million Viewers In 2013

NFL Game Ranks as Week’s Most-Watched Show for 15th Consecutive Week

NFL Games 30 of the 31 Most-Watched TV Shows This Fall

 Games Top Local Ratings in all 30 NFL Markets

Twenty NFL game telecasts this season have been watched by 25 million viewers – more than double the total for the full 2012 season (eight).

The FOX national telecast (mostly Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys) was the most-watched show on TV last week topping all sports and entertainment competition with 27.8 million viewers.  An NFL game has topped the viewership charts in all 15 weeks this season.

For the season, NFL games rank as 30 of the 31 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day. Following are the most-watched programs this fall:

Program Viewers
  1. CBS Thanksgiving Day Game (Raiders-Cowboys), 11/28
31.7 million
  1. FOX Sunday National (mostly Packers-49ers), 9/8
28.5 million
  1. FOX Thanksgiving Day Game (Packers-Lions), 11/28
28.3 million
  1. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Cowboys), 10/6
28.3 million
  1. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Chiefs), 12/1
28.1 million
  1. FOX Sunday National (Cowboys-Giants), 11/24
27.9 million
  1. FOX Sunday National (Packers-Cowboys), 12/15
27.8 million
  1. FOX Sunday National (Seahawks-49ers), 12/8
27.6 million
  1. FOX Sunday National (mostly Eagles-Broncos), 9/29
27.0 million
  1. NBC Sunday Night Football (Chiefs-Broncos), 11/17   
26.9 million
  1. NBC Sunday Night Football (Broncos-Colts), 10/20
26.9 million
  1. FOX Sunday National (mostly 49ers-Saints), 11/17
26.9 million
  1. FOX Sunday National (mostly Saints-Patriots), 10/13
26.7 million
  1. NBC Sunday Night Football (Broncos-Patriots), 11/24
26.5 million
  1. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Giants), 9/15
26.4 million
  1. CBS Sunday National (mostly Colts-49ers), 9/22
25.6 million
  1. FOX Sunday National (mostly Redskins-Broncos), 10/27
25.5 million
  1. NBC Sunday Night Football (Giants-Cowboys), 9/8   
25.4 million
  1. CBS Sunday National (mostly Ravens-Steelers & Texans-Chiefs), 10/20
25.3 million
  1. NBC Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, 11/28
25.2 million
  1. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Ravens-Broncos), 9/5
25.1 million
  1. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Chargers), 11/10
24.1 million
  1. CBS Sunday National (mostly Steelers-Patriots), 11/3
24.0 million
  1. NBC Sunday Night Football (Redskins-Cowboys), 10/13
22.1 million
  1. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Redskins-Packers & Saints-Buccaneers), 9/15
21.9 million
  1. NBC Thanksgiving Night Game (Steelers-Ravens), 11/28
21.1 million
  1. NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Saints), 11/10
21.1 million
  1. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Packers-Bengals, Giants-Panthers & Rams-Cowboys), 9/22
20.9 million
  1. NBC Sunday Night Football (49ers-Seahawks), 9/15
20.5 million
  1. NBC Sunday Night Football (Bears-Steelers), 9/22
20.5 million
  1. NBC Sunday Night Football (Patriots-Falcons), 9/29
20.5 million

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

Following is the list of all 30 NFL markets where football was the top-rated program for the week of Dec. 9-15:

Week of 12/9-12/15  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

New Orleans Saints at Rams 12/15/2013 46.7 64

1

Kansas City Chiefs at Raiders 12/15/2013 44.9 70

1

Milwaukee Packers at Cowboys 12/15/2013 43.6 66

1

Denver Chargers at Broncos** 12/12/2013 41.4 65

1

Seattle Seahawks at Giants 12/15/2013 39.2 71

1

Pittsburgh Bengals at Steelers 12/15/2013 39.0 54

1

Chicago Cowboys at Bears* 12/09/2013 37.4 55

1

Boston Patriots at Dolphins 12/15/2013 35.7 61

1

Indianapolis Texans at Colts 12/15/2013 34.5 58

1

Minneapolis Eagles at Vikings 12/15/2013 34.5 67

1

Cincinnati Bengals at Steelers 12/15/2013 32.5 47

1

Cleveland Bears at Browns 12/15/2013 32.2 56

1

Charlotte Jets at Panthers 12/15/2013 30.8 51

1

Philadelphia Eagles at Vikings 12/15/2013 28.9 52

1

Dallas Packers at Cowboys 12/15/2013 28.6 54

1

Buffalo Bills at Jaguars 12/15/2013 28.3 52

1

San Diego Chargers at Broncos** 12/12/2013 26.9 46

1

Nashville Cardinals at Titans 12/15/2013 24.7 38

1

Phoenix Cardinals at Titans 12/15/2013 23.9 45

1

St. Louis Saints at Rams 12/15/2013 23.2 40

1

Washington, DC Redskins at Falcons 12/15/2013 22.1 47

1

San Fran-Oakland 49ers at Buccaneers 12/15/2013 20.8 51

1

Tampa 49ers at Buccaneers 12/15/2013 19.3 39

1

Jacksonville Bills at Jaguars 12/15/2013 19.1 35

1

Miami Patriots at Dolphins 12/15/2013 18.9 44

1

Houston Texans at Colts 12/15/2013 16.9 40

1

Baltimore Bengals at Steelers 12/15/2013 16.9 27

1

Atlanta Redskins at Falcons 12/15/2013 16.4 33

1

Detroit Packers at Cowboys 12/15/2013 13.9 24

1

New York Seahawks at Giants 12/15/2013 13.8 28

1

*Local affiliate & ESPN combined

**Local affiliate & NFLN combined

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company

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