Note that the fast-affiliate Nielsens that came in at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT are not time zone-adjusted and typically understate live NFL telecasts. Despite that, NBC is currently #1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures in the fast-affiliate ratings.
· In metered-market results, which are time zone-adjusted, NBC Sports' coverage of last night's Carolina Panthers-New Orleans Saints game averaged a 12.7 rating, 20 share in metered-market households from 8:30 p.m.-11:15 p.m. ET, the #1 primetime rating of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
· Top local markets were: New Orleans, 58.1 rating/73 share; Charlotte, 34.5/48; Greensboro, 28.9/38; Las Vegas, 18.2/28; and Greenville, 18.0/26.
NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.