Giants-Packers ‘Sunday Night Football” ratings not obliterated by Trump-Clinton debate


The Green Bay Packers win over the New York Giants averaged a 10.2/15 overnight rating share. That just means on average 10.2% of households in the top 56 markets were tuned in, and 15% of the households watching TV were tuned-in.

While that’s down versus the 13.1 overnight for the week 5 matchup last year (49ers-Giants), considering it was up against Trunp/Clinton debate two, it held up well.  The game was down 7% from last week’s Steelers-Chiefs blowout that averaged an 11.0 overnight.

Early numbers for the debate via Fox Sports research SVP Michael Mulvihill have the debate scoring a 37.2 overnight rating, down 19% from the first debate.

Several factors in-play for the debate, not the least of which is that last night’s debate was not on NBC as the first debate was. Also there are four markets (Orlando, Jacksonville, Raleigh and Norfolk) whose numbers are delayed due to complications from hurricane Matthew.

The debate aired from 9-10:30p ET. Here are the half hour Sunday Night Football #s from 8:30-11p ET:

8:30: 12.1
9:00: 10.1
9:30: 9.4
10:00: 8.3
10:30: 10.3

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