FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TOPS WORLD SERIES FOR THIRD TIME IN FOUR YEARS

Vikings-Packers Blowout Draws 16.9 Million Viewers

Against World Series Game 4

NBC Posts Best 8-Week Start for NFL Primetime Package in 17 Years

STAMFORD, Conn. – October 29, 2013 – The Green Bay Packers’ 13-point victory against the Minnesota Vikings on NBC’s Sunday Night Football averaged 16.9 million viewers – marking the third time in four years that SNF topped World Series Game 4 (16.0 million viewers for Red Sox-Cardinals on Fox).

NBC’s Sunday Night Football – primetime television’s #1 show – is averaging 22.1 million viewers, marking the best eight-week start for an NFL primetime package in 17 years (23.9 million in 1996 for Monday Night Football) and up 4% from last year (21.2 million average).

In addition, SNF tops primetime TV in season-to-date live plus same day household rating (13.1 – best in 14 years for NFL primetime package after eight weeks).

Sunday’s game, in which Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 29 pass attempts for 285 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers’ 44-31 victory, drew a 9.8 rating/15 share (8:31-11:06 p.m. ET).

Following is the history of NBC’s Sunday Night Football against World Series Game 4:

Date SNF Rating/Viewers World Series Rating/Viewers
10/27/13 GB (44), Min (31) 9.8 HH/16.9 million Bos (4), St. L (2) 9.4 HH/ 16.0 million
10/28/12 Den (34), NO (14) 10.7 HH/17.7 mill. SF (4), Det (3) 8.9 HH/15.5 million
10/23/11 NO (62), Indy (7) 7.6 HH/12.5 million Tex (4), St. L (0) 9.2 HH/15.2 million
10/31/10 NO (20), Pitt (10) 10.7 HH/18.1 mill. SF (4), Tex (0) 9.0 HH/15.5 million

 

TOP METERED MARKETS FOR PACKERS-VIKINGS:

1. Milwaukee 48.2/65
2. Minneapolis 41.8/59
3. New Orleans 16.7/23
4. Indianapolis 14.8/23
5. Richmond 13.4/19
6. Seattle 13.3/23
7. Denver 13.2/22
8. Sacramento 13.1/21
9. Las Vegas 13.1/20
10. Chicago 13.0/20

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