Archive for 'Uncategorized'

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.


Read more

NFL Tops on TV Thanksgiving Weekend

CBS’s Raiders-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game Most-Watched Show of Fall TV Season

 Games Rank as Three Most-Watched Shows of Week 

 Highest Avg. Thanksgiving Day Viewership Since 1998

The Thanksgiving tradition of family, food and football continued this past weekend as fans tuned into NFL games in huge numbers.

The CBS Thanksgiving game (Raiders-Cowboys) was watched by an average of 31.7 million viewers topping all programs for the week (Nov. 25- Dec. 1) and ranking as the most-watched show of the fall TV season.

The FOX Thanksgiving game (Packers-Lions) was the second most-watched show of the week with an average of 28.3 million viewers.

The CBS Sunday national telecast (mostly Broncos-Chiefs) was the third most-watched show of the week with an average of 28.1 million viewers.  NFL programming accounted for eight of the top 10 shows of the week.

NBC’s Steelers-Ravens Thanksgiving night game was the week’s most-watched primetime show averaging 21.1 million viewers and NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Giants-Redskins) drew an average of 17.7 million viewers.

The three-game Thanksgiving Day average of 27.2 million viewers is the highest Thanksgiving Day average since 1998 (29.7 million for Steelers-Lions and Vikings-Cowboys).


Read more

Fifteen NFL Games Top 25 Million Viewers In 2013

NFL Games Two Most-Watched Shows of the Week

Games Top Local Ratings in 28 of 30 NFL Markets

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

NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week (Nov. 18-24) with the FOX national telecast (Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 27.9 million viewers followed by the NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Denver Broncos-New England Patriots) drawing 26.5 million viewers. This marks the 12th time in 12 weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts.

For the season, NFL games rank as the 24 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day. Following are the most-watched programs this fall: 
Read more

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

NBC’s Chiefs-Broncos Most-Watched Primetime Show of Fall TV Season 

Games Top Local Ratings in 28 of 30 NFL Markets

NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week (Nov. 11-17) with NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Kansas City Chiefs-Denver Broncos) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 26.947 million viewers followed by the FOX national telecast (mostly San Francisco 49ers-New Orleans Saints) drawing 26.940 million viewers. NBC’s Chiefs-Broncos game also ranks as the most-watched primetime show of the fall TV season. This marks the 11th time in 11 weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts.

The New England Patriots-Carolina Panthers Week 11 ESPN Monday Night Football game averaged 15.8 million viewers to rank as the most-watched cable program in the past week.

For the season, NFL games rank as the 22 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day, up from 17 at this point last season. Following are the most-watched programs this fall:


Read more

Week 11 What To Look For – A Look Back

For the complete release, click here

NFL Game Ranks as Most-Watched Show on TV for 10th Consecutive Week

Games Top Local Ratings in 27 of 30 NFL Markets 

NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week (Nov. 4-10) with the CBS national telecast (mostly Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 24.1 million viewers followed by NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys-New Orleans Saints) drawing 21.1 million viewers. This marks the 10th time in 10 weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts.

For the season, NFL games rank as the 20 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day, up from 16 at this point last season. Following are the most-watched programs this fall:

Program Viewers
1. FOX Sunday National (mostly Packers-49ers), 9/8 28.5 million
2. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Cowboys), 10/6 28.3 million
3. FOX Sunday National (mostly Eagles-Broncos), 9/29 27.0 million
4. NBC Sunday Night Football (Broncos-Colts), 10/20 26.9 million
5. FOX Sunday National (mostly Saints-Patriots), 10/13 26.7 million
6. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Giants), 9/15 26.4 million
7. CBS Sunday National (mostly Colts-49ers), 9/22 25.6 million
8. FOX Sunday National (mostly Redskins-Broncos), 10/27 25.5 million
9. NBC Sunday Night Football (Giants-Cowboys), 9/8    25.4 million
10. CBS Sunday National (mostly Ravens-Steelers & Texans-Chiefs), 10/20 25.3 million
11. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Ravens-Broncos), 9/5 25.1 million
12. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Chargers), 11/10 24.1 million
13. CBS Sunday National (mostly Steelers-Patriots), 11/3 24.0 million
14. NBC Sunday Night Football (Redskins-Cowboys), 10/13 22.1 million
15. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Redskins-Packers & Saints-Buccaneers), 9/15 21.9 million
16. NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Saints), 11/10 21.1 million
17. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Packers-Bengals, Giants-Panthers & Rams-Cowboys), 9/22 20.9 million
18. NBC Sunday Night Football (49ers-Seahawks), 9/15 20.5 million
19. NBC Sunday Night Football (Bears-Steelers), 9/22 20.5 million
20. NBC Sunday Night Football (Patriots-Falcons), 9/29 20.5 million

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company


Read more

Halftime Report: NFL Games Are Tops In Season Of Fantastic Finishes

NFL Games Rank as TV’s 18 Most-Watched Shows this Season 

Viewership Doubles Broadcast Primetime 

NBC’s SNF #1 Show in Primetime

NFL Game Tops Viewership in Each of Season’s 9 Weeks

At the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, fans are tuning into NFL games in record numbers for good reason…they have been captivated by the fantastic finishes.  More than two-thirds of games (92 of 133) have been within seven points in the fourth quarter, the most such games through the first nine weeks of a season in NFL history (89 in 2004).  In addition, more than a quarter of NFL games (35 of 133) have featured a fourth-quarter comeback victory.

NFL games account for the 18 most-watched programs on television since the NFL season kicked off on Sept. 5, as well as 19 of the top 20 (chart below). Through Week 9, NBC’s Sunday Night Football accounts for the seven most-watched primetime shows this fall.

In addition, the average NFL game telecast (including broadcast and cable) has drawn 16.8 million viewers (vs. 16.0 million at this point in 2012) – more than double the average primetime viewership (7.5 million) for the big four broadcast networks in the new television season, according to information provided by The Nielsen Company.


Read more

NFL Games Two Most-Watched Shows of the Week

NFL Game Most-Watched Show for Eighth Consecutive Week

 Head-to-Head: Packers-Vikings on NBC Sunday Night Football Tops MLB World Series Game 4

 Games Top Local Ratings in 27 of 30 NFL Markets

 NFL telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs last week (Oct. 21-27) with the FOX national telecast (mostly Redskins-Broncos) topping the charts with 25.5 million viewers, followed by Packers-Vikings on NBC’s Sunday Night Football drawing 16.9 million viewers.  This marks the eighth time in eight weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts and the seventh time in eight weeks that NFL games are the top two programs of the week.

In head-to-head competition, Sunday Night Football topped Game 4 of MLB World Series (16.0 million viewers).

For the season, NFL games rank as the 17 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day, up from 12 at this point last season. Following are the most-watched programs this fall:


Read more

Week 9 NFL Capsules

For the Week 9 NFL Capsules, click here

Ten NFL Games Top 25 Million Viewers in 2013 – Up 400% From Last Season

NFL Games Two Most-Watched Shows of the Week & 16 Most-Watched Shows This Fall

 Games Top Local Ratings in 27 of 30 NFL Markets

Ten NFL game telecasts this season have been watched by 25 million viewers – up 400 percent from this point last year (two) and surpassing the total for the full 2012 season (eight).

NFL telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs last week (Oct. 14-20) with Broncos-Colts on NBC’s Sunday Night Football topping the charts with 26.9 million average viewers, followed by the CBS national telecast (mostly Ravens-Steelers and Texans-Chiefs) drawing 25.3 million viewers.  This marks the seventh time in seven weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts and the sixth time in seven weeks that NFL games are the top two programs of the week.


Read more