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Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
NBC’S “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” FINISHES TV SEASON AS PRIMETIME’S NO. 1 SHOW FOR RECORD 12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR; TOPS CHARTS IN EVERY MAJOR DEMO
SNF No. 1 in Primetime in Viewership & HH Rating as TV Season Ends Tonight
Led by Peacock, SNF Set Streaming Record with Full-Season Average Minute Audience Topping 1 Million Viewers for First Time
SNF Finishes TV Season as #1 Show Among Adults 18-49 For 13th Consecutive Year
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 24, 2023 – With the 2022-23 TV season wrapping up tonight, NBC’s Sunday Night Football finishes as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for an unprecedented 12th consecutive year – adding to its record for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on official live plus same day data provided by Nielsen. Sunday Night Football also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the 13th consecutive TV season.
Most Consecutive Years, #1 Ranked Show in Primetime, Since 1950
12 years in a row – Sunday Night Football (2011-12 through 2022-23)
6 years in a row – American Idol (2005-06 through 2010-11)
5 years in a row – The Cosby Show (1985-86 through 1989-90)…tied Cheers in ‘89-90
5 years in a row – All in the Family (1971-72 through 1975-76)
4 years in a row – Gunsmoke (1957-58 through 1960-61)
NBC Sunday Night Football posted a Total Audience Delivery average of 19.9 million viewers in 2022, according to official live plus same day data released by Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
“We are extremely proud of our unparalleled production, technical, and announce teams – who work to make every Sunday Night Football presentation better than the week before – as we extend our record to 12 consecutive seasons as primetime’s No. 1 show,” said Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports. “With a blockbuster 2023 SNF schedule, an exclusive Peacock regular season game in December, followed on Jan. 13 with the NFL’s first-ever exclusively streamed Playoff game on Peacock, we can’t wait to kick off this fall.”
SNF LEADS PRIMETIME IN EVERY MAJOR METRIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC
In the 2022-23 TV Season, NBC’s Sunday Night Football was primetime’s #1 show in the following metrics:
- Average (P2+) Viewership
- Household Rating
- Household Share
- People 2-17
- Adults 18-34
- Adults 18-49
- Adults 18-54
- Adults 25-54
- Men 18-34
- Men 18-49
- Men 18-54
- Men 25-54
- Women 18-49
- Women 18-54
- Women 25-54
Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day, 9/6/22-5/24/23
LED BY PEACOCK, RECORD-SETTING SNF STREAMING TOPPED 1 MILLION AVERAGE MINUTE AUDIENCE (AMA) FOR FIRST TIME
Led by Peacock, NBC Sports Digital hit another viewership milestone for Sunday Night Football in 2022, delivering a full-season Average Minute Audience above 1 million viewers (1.17 million) for the first time across Peacock, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NFL Digital properties – up 38% from the prior record (843,000) set last year.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS AGAIN HOME TO BEST & BRIGHTEST IN 2023 ON NBC & PEACOCK
This season’s SNF schedule is jam-packed with the league’s star signal callers, 10 matchups featuring two ’22 playoff teams, and an SNF-high three appearances apiece by the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys.
It all begins on Thurs., Sept. 7, as NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, winners of two of the last four Super Bowls, raise their championship banner before hosting Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions. The schedule then Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers meeting for the first time as the Chiefs visit the Jets (Week 4), three Playoff rematches, and the record 16th Eagles-Cowboys matchup on Sunday Night Football (Week 14). Then it’s on to the postseason, where NBCUniversal on Jan. 13-14 (Wild Card Weekend) becomes the first media company to present three NFL playoffs games in a single weekend, before concluding with a Divisional Playoff game one week later.
For a look at the full season schedule on NBC and Peacock, click here.
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