"NFL ON CBS" REGULAR-SEASON VIEWERSHIP HIGHEST IN 29 YEARS
"The NFL Today" Pre-Game Studio Show Is Most-Watched in 18 Years
For the 2015 NFL regular-season, THE NFL ON CBS averaged 19.1 million viewers (Persons 2+), a +2% increase over last year's 18.7 million viewers. This year's 19.1 million viewers is the highest number of average viewers for the regular-season for the AFC television package in 29 years. (As far back as CBS records go; 1987.)
For the 2015 NFL regular-season, THE NFL ON CBS has earned an average preliminary national household rating/share of 11.1/23, up +1% from last year's 11.0/23. This year's 11.1/23 ties as the highest average rating for the AFC television package in 21 years.
CBS Sports' pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, averaged 4.0 million viewers, +5% vs. 3.8 million in 2014, and is the highest viewer average for THE NFL TODAY (Sunday and Thanksgiving) regular season average in 18 years since CBS reacquired the NFL in 1998.