or


[09/21/09 - 08:31 AM]
Giants-Cowboys Delivers Best "Sunday Night Football" Overnight Rating Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 20.

[via press release from NBC]

GIANTS-COWBOYS DELIVERS BEST "SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" OVERNIGHT RATING EVER

Best Overnight For Primetime NFL Game in 11 Years

SNF Game 65% Higher than Emmy Awards

NEW YORK � Sept. 21, 2009 � Last night's Giants-Cowboys game on NBC Sports had the best overnight rating ever for a "Sunday Night Football" game. The Giants 33-31 victory, in the unveiling of the new $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium, earned a 16.5 overnight rating and 27 share (8:30-11:45 p.m. ET), the best overnight rating for a primetime NFL game in 11 years.

CRUSHED EMMYS: For the third straight year, "Sunday Night Football" delivered a convincing victory while competing head-to-head with "television's biggest night," the Emmy Awards. While the Emmys were up versus a year ago, SNF still out-rated the Awards show on CBS by 65 percent (16.5 vs. 10.0).

� Head-to-head from 8:30-11 p.m., "Sunday Night Football" out-rated the Emmy Awards by a 71-percent margin (16.6/26 vs. 9.7/15).

� NBC averaged a 12.8/21 from 7-11 p.m. in metered-market households. It's NBC's highest Sunday average, excluding the Super Bowl and Olympics, since January 25, 2004 and the highest Sunday night average for any network in the metered markets since February 22 (Academy Awards on ABC).

� SNF game had the best overnight primetime rating on any network since the American Idol finale on May 20.

BEST EVER ON SNF; BEST PRIMTIME NFL IN 11 YEARS: Last night's game earned an overnight rating of a 16.5/27, the best overnight rating ever for a "Sunday Night Football" game and the best overnight rating for any primetime NFL game in 11 years (Broncos-Dolphins, 17.4/27 on Dec. 21, 1998).

TOP 5 "SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" OVERNIGHT RATING/SHARE EVER:
1. 9/20/09, Giants-Cowboys, 16.5/27
2. 11/25/07, Eagles-Patriots, 15.6/24
3. 12/14/08, Giants-Cowboys, 15.4/24
4. 11/5/06, Colts-Patriots, 15.1/22
5. 9/10/06, Colts-Giants, 14.7/23 ("Manning Bowl")

BIG EVENT STRATEGY: NBC Sports once again employed its "Big Event" strategy for this game, with Matt Lauer and Al Roker dispatched to Dallas where they hosted the TODAY Show live from the new stadium, and, CNBC and Access Hollywood contributed segments about the game and the stadium in the days leading up to Sunday Night.

TOP 15 METERED MARKETS FOR GIANTS-COWBOYS:
1. Dallas, 41.7/61
2. San Antonio, 30.4/43
3. Austin, 25.6/41
4. Las Vegas, 24.3/37
5. New Orleans, 21.9/30
6. Richmond, 21.4/33
7. Albuquerque, 20.9/33
8. Memphis, 20.7/28
9. Oklahoma City, 20.2/29
10. Norfolk, 20.0/31
11. Nashville, 19.8/28
12. Washington, D.C., 19.5/34
T13. New York, 19.3/31
T13. Charlotte, 19.3/30
15. Denver, 19.0/31

**Viewership numbers will be available when national ratings are released tomorrow**





  [september 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NBC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[12/05/19 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Masked Singer" Reclaim Demo Crown
The network leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched broadcaster.

[12/04/19 - 08:18 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Wins Demo Race for NBC
The network's annual telecast leads the evening among adults 18-49.

[12/03/19 - 11:00 AM]
A&E Network's "Biography - Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On" Delivers Largest "Biography" Audience in 15 Years with 1.2 Million Total Viewers
A&E spins the numbers for Monday, December 2.

[12/03/19 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with Fall Finales
"9-1-1" helps spark the network to the demo crown.

[12/03/19 - 07:31 AM]
NBC Wins the November Sweep in Total Viewers for the First Time in 23 Years, Snaps CBS' 18-Year Winning Streak
NBC further spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[12/02/19 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Remain on Top
The network cruises to victory in all categories last night.

[12/01/19 - 09:23 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Puts FOX on Top
The network takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/30/19 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Win Demo Race
The network takes home the adults 18-49 honors while CBS remains the most-watched broadcaster.

[11/29/19 - 11:18 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Wins Thanksgiving for NBC
The network's primetime telecast of the Saints at Falcons dominates the night in all categories.

[11/29/19 - 08:03 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Originals Top Viewers, Demos
A new "Survivor: Island of the Idols" is the evening's most-watched program.

[11/27/19 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts in Viewers, Demos
"NCIS" helps push the Eye in front among both categories.

[11/26/19 - 08:13 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Honors
The Alphabet however is the most-watched network overall last night.

[11/25/19 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with NFL Coverage
"Sunday Night Football" puts the network in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/24/19 - 09:07 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football on ABC Holds Off Competition
The Alphabet edges FOX in both total viewers and adults 18-49 last night.

[11/23/19 - 02:50 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "SmackDown" Continue Demo Win Streak
The network has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for eight consecutive Fridays.