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NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is Primetime's No. 1 Show

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on NBC remains the No. 1 show of the primetime television season among viewers, households and all key adult and male demographics. Additionally, SNF ranks No. 3 among all primetime programs for women 18-34. This marks the second consecutive season that Sunday Night Football is the No. 1 show of the primetime television season. Last season marked the first time a sports series was the No.1 show of the primetime television season.

Source: Nielsen Media Research Live + Same Day 9/24-11/25/12

NOTE: The primetime television season began on Monday, Sept. 24 and does not include NBC’s Wednesday night opening game or the first three Sunday Night Football games of the season. Those four games averaged 23.5 million viewers.

SNF AND THANKSGIVING NIGHT GAME TOP NIELSEN CHARTS FOR THE WEEK: Sunday Night Football on NBC was the No. 1 primetime show of the week among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and total viewers, and between NBC’s Thursday and Sunday NFL coverage, the network accounted for the week’s No. 1 telecast on those networks in adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, total viewers, households and teens 12-17.

SNF THROUGH 12 WEEKS: Through 12 weeks, Sunday Night Football on NBC has surpassed 20.5 million viewers a record eight times. By comparison, through 12 weeks last year and in 2010, this was achieved 7 times.

NBC’s 12-week (14 games) household rating of 12.5/20 and 20.8 million viewers is just two percent below 2011 (12.8/20, 21.2 million) and 2010 (12.8/21, 21.3 million).

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC THROUGH 12 WEEKS:


YEAR


Viewers 2+ HH Rating/Share


2012


20.8 million, 12.5/20


2011


21.2 million, 12.8/20


2010


21.3 million, 12.8/21


2009


19.5 million, 11.8/19


2008


16.3 million, 10.1/16


2007


16.6 million, 10.4/17


2006


17.5 million, 11.2/18

PACKERS-GIANTS ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:

Sunday’s blowout game on NBC, in which the Giants defeated the Packers, 38-10, drew 20.9 million viewers, up 3% from last year’s Week 12 SNF game (20.3 million for Steelers-Chiefs). The household rating of 12.6/19 for Sunday’s game is up 2% from last year’s Week 12 SNF game (12.3/19). Both the viewership and rating make this game the second-best Week 12 game in the seven-year history of Sunday Night Footballon NBC.

The Packers-Giants Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC easily won the night facing original network programming. NBC led the night among viewers 2+ in primetime with 18.1 million viewers (7:30-11 p.m. ET), topping the 11.4 million for second-place Fox, which was aided by an NFL overrun by 59%. NBC also defeated CBS (10.1 million) by 80% and ABC (6.6 million) by 175%. NBC additionally won the night among the major broadcast networks in households and all key demographics.

TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR PACKERS-GIANTS:


1. Milwaukee


43.8/61


2. New York


18.9/28


3. Memphis


17.8/24


4. Minneapolis


17.5/28


5. Norfolk


17.1/26


6. Denver


16.7/27


7. Indianapolis


16.5/25


8. Richmond


15.9/24


9. Las Vegas


15.6/24


10. Albuquerque


15.3/23

PATRIOTS-JETS THANKSGIVING NIGHT GAME ON NBC:

NBC’s first ever Thanksgiving night game, in which the Patriots defeated the Jets in a 49-19 blowout, drew a 10.1/20 household rating/share and 19.2 million viewers, the highest-rated and most-watched Thanksgiving night game ever.

The household rating of 10.1 and 19.2 million viewers is up 91% and 79%, respectively, from last year’s primetime Thanksgiving night game on NFL Network (5.3/10, 10.7 million viewers).

The Patriots-Jets broadcast easily won the night against the broadcast-network competition. NBC led the night among viewers 2+ in primetime with 17.8 million viewers (8-11 p.m. ET), topping the 9.5 million for second-place Fox, which was aided by an NFL overrun, by 86%. NBC also beat CBS (6.8 million) by 159% and ABC (4.2 million) by 333%. NBC additionally won the night among the major broadcast networks in households and all other key demographics.

The Thanksgiving night game was the most-watched Thursday night program on any network since the Summer Olympics.

TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR PATRIOTS-JETS: 


1. Boston


35.2/61


2. Providence


31.5/50


3. Hartford


17.5/31


4. Buffalo


15.2/26


5. Richmond


15.0/25


6. Ft. Myers


14.6/26


7. San Diego


14.3/37


8. New York


14.2/27


9. Denver


14.0/32


10. Baltimore


13.5/25


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