NFL Kickoff Game Ratings Down Again: How Much was Irma?

September 8, 2017

Reasonable people can agree that Irma had some effect on the overnight ratings for last night’s Kansas City Chiefs vs New England Patriots NFL Kickoff game on NBC. It is kind of interesting to do the basic math with these numbers: NFL Kickoff Overnights: 2017: Chiefs/Pats: 14.6 Irma 2016: Panthers/Broncos: 16.5 2015: Steelers/Pats: 17.7 2014: Packers/Seahawks: 16.8 — Sports TV Ratings (@SportsTVRatings) September 8, 2017 versus these numbers: Cable news…

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Panthers-Broncos NFL Kickoff overnight rating down 7% from last year’s high

September 9, 2016

The Denver Broncos win over the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Kickoff game averaged a 16.5/29 overnight household rating/share, down 6.7 percent from the 17.7 overnight for Steelers-Patriots last year that tied a high and the lowest since 2013. Top local markets: Denver 46.9/74 Charlotte 33.2/52 Greensboro 27.1/42 New Orleans 24.1/35 Raleigh 22.7/37 Albuquerque 21.5/36 Greenville 21.2/34 Indy 21.0/36 Norfolk 20.7/34 Richmond 20.3/33 Kickoff game overnight ratings 2002-2016: Year Net…

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Steelers-Patriots NFL Kickoff averages 27.4 million viewers

September 11, 2015

The New England Patriots victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers averaged 27.4 million viewers making it the second most-watched NFL Kickoff game trailing 2010’s Minnesota Vikings-New Orleans Saints game that averaged 27.5 million. Year Network Viewers Matchup 2015 NBC 27.4 million (New England 28 – Pittsburgh 21) 2014 NBC 27.1 million (Seattle 36 – Green Bay 16) 2013 NBC 25.1 million (Denver 49 – Baltimore 27) 2012 NBC 23.9 million (Dallas…

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Steelers-Patriots NFL Kickoff ties overnight ratings high (updated)

September 11, 2015

The New England Patriots win over the Pittsburgh Steelers posted a 17.7/30 overnight rating/share per NBC Sports. That ties the record for the NFL Kickoff Game with 2010’s game and is 5% better than last year’s Kickoff game. Year Net Teams Overnight Rating 2015 NBC Steelers-Patriots 17.7 2014 NBC Packers-Seahawks 16.8 2013 NBC Ravens-Broncos 16.2 2012 NBC* Cowboys-Giants 16.5 2011 NBC Saints-Packers 17.2 2010 NBC Vikings-Saints 17.7 2009 NBC Titans-Steelers 13.8…

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