FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2013
NFL GAMES TWO MOST-WATCHED SHOWS OF THE WEEK
Head-to-Head: Bears-Steelers on NBC Sunday Night Football
Tops Primetime Emmys
Games Top Local Ratings in 29 of 30 NFL Markets
NFL telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs last week (Sept. 16 – 22) with the CBS national telecast (mostly Colts-49ers) topping the charts with 25.6 million average viewers, followed by Bears-Steelers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football drawing 20.5 million viewers.
In head-to-head competition, Sunday Night Football topped by nearly three million viewers the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS (17.8 million viewers).
Chiefs-Eagles on NFL Network kicked off Week 3 and registered as the highest-rated Thursday Night Football telecast in NFL Network history (6.0 HH rating) and Thursday’s most-watched program among all shows on broadcast and cable television with 9.4 million viewers.