Packers-Vikings ‘Sunday Night Football’ viewership down 14% from last year’s week 2 game (Updated)


Update: The game averaged 22.8 million viewers on NBC, down 14% from the 26.4 million for last year’s week 2 game (Packers-Seahawks) but up 2% from 2014’s week 2 game (Bears-49ers.)

Original post:

The Minnesota Vikings “Sunday Night Football” win over the Green Bay Packers averaged a 13.7 overnight rating, down 16% from last year’s Seahawks-Packers week two contest that averaged a 16.3 overnight rating (which was the 2nd-best week 2 game # ever for SNF.)

Top local markets (rating/share) via NBC Sports PR:

Minneapolis 50.4/71
Milwaukee 46.6/65
Denver 19.6/34
New Orleans 18.9/26
Phoenix 17.5/30
Portland 17.4/30
Las Vegas 17.2/27
Albuquerque 16.8/27
Sacramento 16.0/28
Norfolk 15.8/24

Overnight household rating = the live+same day DVR overnight metered-market household rating from the top 56 Nielsen television markets. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) account for about 70% of the US TV-viewing population. The  overnight household rating is  the percentage of the households that were tuned-in in those markets.

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