or


[01/08/12 - 08:05 AM]
Lions-Saints NFL Wild Card Primetime Game on NBC Draws 19.3 Overnight Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[via press release from NBC]

LIONS-SAINTS NFL WILD CARD PRIMETIME GAME ON NBC DRAWS 19.3 OVERNIGHT RATING

Lions-Saints is Third-Best Wild Card Saturday Overnight in 12 Years; Trailing Only Previous Two Years on NBC

Two-Game Wild Card Average of 17.2/30 is Third-Best Wild Card Saturday Average Since 1999

NBC Dominated Primetime

New Orleans Leads All Markets with 58.2/76; Detroit Draws 41.1/61

Cincinnati Leads Metered Markets in Game 1 with 39.7/62; Houston Draws 34.9/59

NEW YORK - January 8, 2012 - NBC's coverage of last night's New Orleans Saints 45-28 victory over the Detroit Lions earned a 19.3 overnight rating and a 32 share, the third-best overnight for a Wild Card Saturday game since the 1999 playoff season, according to overnight data released today by The Nielsen Company. NBC's two-game Wild Card Saturday average of 17.2/30 is also the third-best since the 1999 playoff season.

The 19.3 for last night's primetime game is down from last year's game in which the Jets defeated the Colts 17-16. That game earned a 20.8/33, the highest-rated Saturday Wild Card primetime overnight ever. This marked the third straight year that the NBC primetime Wild Card game surpassed a 19.0 overnight rating.

The early game, in which the Houston Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 to earn the first playoff victory in the franchise's history, drew a 15.3 overnight rating and a 29 share. That is down from last year's New Orleans Saints-Seattle Seahawks game (18.3/33) which was the best Saturday Wild Card Game 1 in 20 years.

The two-game average of 17.2/30 is down from last year's two-game average of 19.4/33, the best average for two Saturday Wild Card games since the 1994 season

NBC DOMINATED PRIMETIME: During primetime (8-11 p.m.), NBC averaged a 19.2/33 dominating its competition, delivering more than five times the primetime average of the night's No. 2 broadcast network (ABC, 3.7/6), topping the combined averages of ABC (3.7/6), CBS (2.7/5) and Fox (1.6/3) by 140 percent.

TOP 10 MARKETS FOR LIONS-SAINTS:
1. New Orleans, 58.2/76
2. Detroit, 41.1/61
3. Milwaukee, 29.5/45
4. Las Vegas, 25.9/40
5. Baltimore, 25.2/38
6. Atlanta, 24.8/37
7. San Diego, 24.2/40
8. Norfolk, 23.7/33
9. Houston, 23.4/39
10. Nashville, 22.8/33

TOP 10 MARKETS FOR BENGALS-TEXANS
1. Cincinnati, 39.7/62
2. Houston, 34.9/59
3. New Orleans, 24.8/37
4. Dayton, 24.5/39
5. Baltimore, 23.5/39
6. Milwaukee, 21.0/38
7. Las Vegas, 19.0/34
8. Norfolk, 18.8/31
9. Pittsburgh, 18.4/34
10. Washington, D.C., 17.7/34





  [january 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[08/26/14 - 07:49 AM]
"The 66th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Posts NBC's Highest-Rated Monday in Metered-Market Households, Excluding Olympics, In Seven Years
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 25.

[08/25/14 - 12:30 PM]
New Era of "Doctor Who" Begins with Highest Rated Season Premiere Ever on BBC America
BBC America spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/25/14 - 09:42 AM]
Last Night's "Big Brother" Is the Biggest Brother of the Summer
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 24.

[08/25/14 - 09:02 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Keeps NBC on Top
"Big Brother 16" on CBS however is the night's biggest draw among adults 18-49.

[08/25/14 - 08:34 AM]
NBC Sports Coverage of Last Night's Cincinnati Bengals-Arizona Cardinals Preseason Game Finishes the Night #1 in the 56 Local Markets
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 24.

[08/25/14 - 08:25 AM]
ABC's "Rising Star" Finale is Up for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 24.

[08/24/14 - 08:34 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Edges NFL Preseason for Top Spot
ABC leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49 over CBS.

[08/24/14 - 08:32 AM]
"The P&G 2014 U.S. Gymnastics Championships" Grows from Its First Half-Hour to Its Fourth by 43% in Adult 18-49 Rating and 17% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/23/14 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Pushes CBS in Front
Coverage of the Raiders at Packers leads the night in all categories for the Eye.

[08/23/14 - 08:40 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Ties for the #2 Show of the Night on the Big 4 Networks and the #1 Non-Sports Show in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 22.

[08/22/14 - 02:58 PM]
"The Simpsons" Soars on FXX - Day 1 of 12-Day Marathon Delivers Record-Breaking Numbers for Nascent Channel
FXX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 24
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother" to Top Spots
The Eye is the night's most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Season Closer Is Up 22% to Tie a Season High and Tops Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.