FOX National Telecast Tops 30 Million Viewers
Games Top Local Ratings in 27 NFL Markets
NFL telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs last week with the FOX national telecast (mostly Cowboys-Seahawks) topping the charts with 30.0 million average viewers. The Giants–Eagles matchup on NBC’s Sunday Night Football held the second spot for the week, drawing 18.1 million average viewers.
Locally, NFL games topped the ratings in 27 NFL markets:
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‘Doug Flutie: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network
“Doug turns his weakness into his strength. Being short made him great. It made him bigger than everyone else in a way.” – Ian Thomsen
“When you are 6’4 you have to prove that you can’t play. When you are 5’10 you have to prove that you can play.” – Laurie Flutie
Former National Football League and Canadian Football League quarterback Doug Flutie is still regarded as one of the most beloved quarterbacks in football history. The Heisman Trophy-winner first entered the spotlight when he completed a “Hail Mary” touchdown pass in a game against the University of Miami in 1984 – considered one of the greatest moments in college football history. While people doubted his success as a professional quarterback due to his height, Flutie had a successful 21-year career and was inducted to both the College Football Hall of Fame (2007) and Canadian Football Hall of Fame (2008).