Buccaneers-Cowboys ‘Sunday Night Football’ posts best week 15 overnight rating since 2008 (Updated)

December 19, 2016

Update: the game averaged 24.2 million viewers on NBC and per NBC that was the 3rd-highest for a week 15 primetime game since 1995 and up 34 percent versus last year’s Cardinals-Eagles week 15 Sunday Night Football matchup. — The Dallas Cowboys win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on ‘Sunday Night Football’ drew a 15.3/25 overnight rating/share (15.3% of the homes in the biggest 56 markets watched the game and 25% of…

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NFL’s primetime ratings woes continue with Chiefs-Broncos

November 28, 2016

  The Kansas City Chiefs win over the Denver Broncos in an overtime thriller drew an 11.8/20 overnight rating share. NBC Sports’ PR team did their job in spinning it that it topped the last Chiefs game and the last Broncos game on Sunday Night Football (an 11.0 and an 11.7 respectively.) But the game was way down — 27 percent –versus  last year’s week 12 Sunday night matchup, another…

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Seahawks-Patriots ‘Sunday Night Football’ posts best week 10 overnight rating in 5 years

November 14, 2016

The Seattle Seahawks win over the New England Patriots on ‘Sunday Night Football’ drew a 14.3/23 overnight rating/share (14.3% of the homes in the biggest 56 markets watched the game and 23% of the homes watching TV at the time were tuned-in.) That was the best week 10 overnight rating in 5 years (14.5 for Patriots-Jets in 2011) and up 13% from last year’s week 10 game (Cardinals-Seahawks) that drew…

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Indians-Cubs Game 5 averages a whopping 23.6 million on Fox; Most-Watched Game 5 Since 1997

October 31, 2016

The Chicago Cubs win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 to stave off elimination averaged 23.6 million viewers on Fox and 24.1 million including Fox Deportes and Fox Sports Go. It was the most-watched game 5 since 1997’s Marlins-Indians drew 24.2 million The game drew a 13.1/21 national household rating/share the best game 5 rating since 2003’s Yankees-Marlins (13.2/21) and was the most-watched baseball telecast since 2011’s Rangers-Cardinals game 7 (25.4 million)….

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Indians-Cubs Game 5 easily tops Eagles-Cowboys ‘Sunday Night Football” in overnight ratings

October 31, 2016

The Chicago Cubs win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 to stave off elimination drew a massive 15.3 overnight rating, easily beating out the the Eagles-Cowboys Sunday Night Football contest which drew an 11.6 overnight rating, The Dallas Cowboys win over the Philadelphia Eagles in overtimes drew an 11.6 overnight rating, down 19 percent versus last year’s Broncos-Packers week 8 game that scored a 14.3 overnight rating.

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Seahawks-Cardinals ‘Sunday Night Football” scores an 11.6 overnight rating, down 15% from 2015

October 24, 2016

I wondered whether people hate-watching a low-scoring, nobody-wants-to-win-this (and nobody did!) contest might improve the NFL’s primetime ratings woes. So bad it’s good?! Maybe. The “Awful Bowl,” a 6-6 overtime tie between the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals  drew a 11.6 overnight rating . That’s down 14.7 % versus the 13.6 overnight for the week 7 Sunday Night Football matchup in 2015 (Eagles-Panthers), but that’s a big improvement versus last…

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Colts-Texans ‘Sunday Night Football” scores a 9.0 overnight rating, down 38% from 2015

October 17, 2016

The Houston Texans comeback win in overtime over the Indianapolis Colts drew a 9.0/15 overnight rating/share (on average 9 percent of all the households in the largest 56 TV markets were tuned into the game and 15% of households watching TV at the time). That’s down 38 percent versus the 14.6 overnight for last year’s Patriots-Colts week 6 game.  The 9.0 was still good enough to beat NLCS Game 2’s 5.0 overnight rating…

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

October 10, 2016

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…

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