“NBC Sunday Night Football” earns huge rating

The Dallas
Cowboys 34-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on “NBC Sunday Night
Football” earned a 13.7 overnight rating and 23 share (8:30-11:15 p.m.,
ET), the best metered market rating this season, the third best in the
franchise’s year-plus history and a 28% increase over last season’s
Broncos/Patriots game (10.7/16 on 9/24/06).

“NBC Sunday Night Football” is the No. 1 primetime program for the
third consecutive week.

Last night’s game easily defeated Sunday night season premieres on CBS (Cold
Case 8.9/13 and Shark 8.4/13) and Fox (Simpsons 7.1/11, King of the Hill 5.4/8
and Family Guy 6.7/10).

Other ratings notes:

From 8-11
p.m., NBC bested CBS by 76% while more than doubling the competition from Fox
(106%) and ABC (153%).

The rating peaked between 10:30 and 11 p.m., ET at a 15.3/25.

NBC’s
“Football Night in

America”
earned a 5.6 overnight rating and a 10 share (7:30-8:15 p.m., ET), a 26%
increase over last year’s comparable Sunday Night (4.4/7).

Top Ten Metered Markets For Cowboys/Bears:

1.

Dallas
37.2/56

2.

Chicago
26.0/42

3.

San Antonio
24.5/35

4.

Austin
24.0/40

5.

Indianapolis
20.4/31

6.

Las Vegas
19.7/29

7.

Albuquerque
19.3/30

8.

Milwaukee
16.5/28

9.

Denver
16.1/24

10.

Houston
15.8/25