NFL Game Telecasts 27 of 28 Most-Watched TV Shows This Fall
An NFL game was the highest-rated show in all 30 NFL markets last week (Dec. 10-16), marking the fourth time this season NFL games topped local ratings in all NFL markets – the most ever through Week 15. In addition, the four “30 for 30” weeks matches the prior full-season records set in 2010 and 2011.
NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week with the CBS national telecast (mostly Pittsburgh Steelers-Dallas Cowboys) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 26.9 million viewers followed by NBC’s Sunday Night Football (San Francisco 49ers-New England Patriots) with 23.2 million viewers.
An NFL game has topped the viewership charts in all 15 weeks this season and 14 times in 15 weeks NFL games ranked 1-2 in viewership.
For the season, NFL games rank as 27 of the 28 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day. Following are the most-watched programs this fall:
|1. FOX Thanksgiving Game (Redskins-Cowboys), 11/22||28.7 million|
|2. NBC Sunday Night Football (Steelers-Broncos), 9/9||27.6 million|
|3. CBS Thanksgiving Game (Texans-Lions), 11/22||27.3 million|
|4. FOX Sunday National (mostly Giants-Cowboys), 10/28||26.9 million|
|5. CBS Sunday National (mostly Steelers-Cowboys), 12/16||26.9 million|