|23.0 MILLION WATCH EAGLES 34-7 VICTORY OVER COWBOYS ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC|
23.0 is 3rd Highest SNF Viewership This Season; Up 27 Percent From Week 8 Game in 2010
Eight Week Average of 21.3 Million Viewers is Second-Best in 6-Year SNF HistorySNF Is No. 1 Show of the Week AND the Primetime Television Season in Key Adult 18-49 Demographic
|NEW YORK – November 1, 2011 – The Philadelphia Eagles 34-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football
was the most-watched and highest-rated primetime program of Sunday
night, and SNF currently stands as the No. 1 primetime program of the
fall television season in the key advertising demographic of Adults
18-49, according to official national data released today by The Nielsen
Through eight weeks, SNF is averaging 21.3 million, the second-most in the six-year history of Sunday Night Football and just one percent lower than last year’s series-high of 21.5 million.
Sunday’s game drew 23.0 million viewers, 27 percent higher than last year’s Week 8 game (Steelers-Saints, 18.1 million), which faced Game 4 of the World Series. The Eagles jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead and led 34-0 in the fourth quarter before the Cowboys scored their only touchdown of the game with just under 13 minutes to play.
The household rating for Cowboys-Eagles of 13.8/21 is up 29 percent from last year’s Week 8 game (10.7/17).
The Adult 18-49 rating of 9.3 ranked Sunday Night Football as the No. 1 primetime program of the week in the key advertiser demographic. SNF was also the No.1 primetime program of the week in all other key adult and male demographics.
SNF STARTS STRONG: Through the first eight weeks of the NFL season (eight Sunday’s and one Thursday), Sunday Night Football is averaging 21.3 million viewers, just one percent below last year (21.5 million) and the second-most through this point in the season in the six-year history of SNF.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL THROUGH 8 WEEKS:
2011: 21.3 million2010: 21.5 million, down one percent
2009: 19.1 million, up 12 percent
2008: 15.9 million, up 34 percent
2007: 16.1 million, up 32 percent
2006: 17.3 million, up 23 percent
35 FOR 36: Sunday Night Football was the most-watched primetime show on Sunday night. This marks the 35th time in 36 primetime NFL games – dating back to Week 7 in 2009 – that NBC has defeated its competition (32 Sundays, two Thursdays and one Tuesday).
TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR COWBOYS-EAGLES:
*Philadelphia was excluded from the overnight rating
1. Dallas, 30.5/45
2. Norfolk, 23.8/32
3. San Antonio, 23.7/33
4. Richmond, 24.3/34
5. Las Vegas, 21.0/33
6. Austin, 20.7/32
7. Washington, D.C., 19.8/31
8. Albuquerque, 19.6/29
9. Memphis, 18.5/24
10. New Orleans, 18.4/24
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
23.0 million watch Cowboys/Eagles
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