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[12/14/09 - 02:27 PM]
Sunday Night Football Again Tops All Sunday Night Programming
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 13.

[via press release from NBC]

"SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" AGAIN TOPS ALL SUNDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING

Eagles Win Over Giants is Fourth Highest Rated SNF Game This Season Tops Oprah Winfrey Special on ABC by 67%

NEW YORK - Dec. 14, 2009 - Last night's "NBC Sunday Night Football" game was the No. 1 broadcast on Sunday night for the 12th time in 13 weeks with the Philadelphia Eagles 45-38 victory over the New York Giants in a crucial NFC East game. "SNF" was again the No. 1 show of the night in the metered markets (excludes overruns of NFL day games) on a night that faced original programming including ABC's Oprah Winfrey Christmas special, CBS's 60 Minutes and Fox's The Simpsons, Cleveland Show and Family Guy. Head-to-head from 10-11 p.m., "Sunday Night Football" out-rated 'Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special' on ABC by 67 percent.

FOURTH HIGHEST OVERNIGHT OF THE SEASON: "Sunday Night Football" registered a 13.8 overnight rating and a 22 share (from 8:30-11:45 p.m. ET), fourth highest of the season. That rating is up 48 percent from last year's Week 14 game (Redskins-Ravens, 9.3/14).

The rating peaked during the second quarter (9:30-10 p.m. ET) at a 14.3/22 when the Eagles took a 30-17 lead. Below are the half-hour ratings (Times ET):

TIME RATING/SHARE
8:30-9, 12.7/20
9-9:30, 13.9/21
9:30-10, 14.3/22
10-10:30, 13.4/21
10:30-11, 13.9/22
11-11:30, 14.2/24
11:30-11:45, 14.1/26

TOP 5 SNF GAMES THIS SEASON (based on overnight ratings):
1. Week 2, Giants-Cowboys, 16.5/27
2. Week 10, Patriots-Colts, 15.1/24
3. Week 9, Cowboys-Eagles, 14.3/23
T4. Week 14, Eagles-Giants, 13.8/22
T4. Thursday NFL Opener, Titans-Steelers, 13.8/23
6. Week 13, Vikings-Cardinals, 13.7/20

TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR SNF WEEK 13:
1. Philadelphia, 33.4/46
2. Norfolk, 19.8/29
3. New Orleans, 19.7/27
4. Las Vegas, 18.9/28
5. Richmond, 18.1/26
6. New York, 17.5/27
7. Washington D.C., 17.1/28
8. Nashville, 17.0/25
9. San Diego, 16.5/27
10. Baltimore, 16.4/25

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





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