Regarding this morning's Nielsens, note that the fast-national ratings 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 all key measures - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.
· In metered-market results, which accurately reflect time-zone adjustments, last night's Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers "Sunday Night Football" telecast averaged an 11.1 rating, 18 share from 8:30-11:30 p.m. ET in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research.
· Despite the largest halftime deficit ever for an NFL primetime game (Packers 42, Bears 0), "Sunday Night Football" led NBC to the primetime win in metered-market households.
· Top local ratings for the Bears-Packers game on NBC were: Milwaukee, 49.2/68; Chicago, 26.3/38; Las Vegas, 19.7/30; Minneapolis, 15.5/24; Sacramento, 13.2/21; Denver, 13.0/21; San Diego, 13.0/24; Norfolk, 12.7/19; New Orleans, 12.7/18; and three markets tied at 12.4.
NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.