FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
“SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” ON NBC IS OFF TO HIGHEST-RATED START IN 7-YEAR HISTORY
NEW YORK – November 6, 2012 – NBC’s nine-week (10 games) household rating of 12.9/20 is the best start in the seven-year history of Sunday Night Football, and the highest-rated start to a season for an NFL primetime package in 13 years (13.9/23 household rating for ABC in 1999).
· The nine-week viewership for 10 games (21.2 million) is on pace with 2011 (21.4 million) and 2010 (21.3 million), and are the first three primetime NFL seasons to average more than 21 million through the first nine weeks of the season since 1994-1996 on ABC.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL THROUGH 9 WEEKS:
|YEAR||Viewers 2+ HH Rating|
|2012||21.2 million, 12.9/20|
|2011||21.4 million, 12.8/20|
|2010||21.3 million, 12.8/21|
|2009||19.5 million, 11.8/19|
|2008||16.0 million, 9.9/16|
|2007||16.1 million, 10.1/16|
|2006||17.8 million, 11.4/18|
Sunday’s game on NBC, in which the Falcons beat the Cowboys 19-13, was the most-watched and highest-rated primetime program on Sunday night. The game drew 21.7 million viewers, just off from last year’s Week 9 SNF game (22.1 million for Ravens-Steelers). The household rating of 13.2/20 for Sunday’s game is off just one percent from last year’s Week 9 SNF game (13.3/21).
- Sunday’s game is the sixth NBC primetime NFL game this season to earn more than 21 million viewers.
SNF NO. 1 SHOW FOR OF PRIMETIME SEASON: For the official primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranks as the No. 1 show among viewers, households and all key adult and male demographics. Additionally, it is the No. 5 show among women 18-34 and No. 6 among women 18-49.
SNF DOMINATES SUNDAY NIGHT: The Cowboys-Falcons Sunday Night Football broadcast easily won the night facing original network programming. NBC led the night among viewers 2+ in primetime with 18.6 million viewers (7:30-11 p.m. ET) topping the 14.2 million for second-place CBS, which was aided by an NFL overrun, by 31%. NBC also topped ABC (7.3 million) by 156% and Fox (4.2 million) by 342%. NBC also won the night among the major broadcast networks in households and all key adult, male and female demographics.
Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series each of the last four years.
TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR COWBOYS-FALCONS:
|3. San Antonio||23.0/33|
|4. New Orleans||22.2/29|
|6. Las Vegas||21.0/30|
|10. San Diego||18.2/28|
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