NBC football rules Sunday #1 in the metered markets


From 8:30-11:45 p.m., NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Baltimore Ravens, averaged a 12.6/20 in metered-market households. 

Fast affiliate-based ratings currently available from Nielsen are not time zone-adjusted and are subject to significant revision for live events such as football.  While those numbers are likely to shift somewhat in official nationals, they currently show SNF winning its time period in adults 18-49, total viewers and numerous other categories and NBC ranking #1 for the night in 18-49, total viewers and other key categories.

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is the #1 program of the night in the metered markets (excludes overruns of NFL day games) on a night that included ABC’s DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and BROTHERS & SISTERS, CBS’s 60 MINUTES and AMAZING RACE and Fox’s SIMPSONS, CLEVELAND SHOW and FAMILY GUY.  Head-to-head from 9-10 p.m., the Steelers-Ravens game out-rated ABC’s DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES in the metered markets by a margin of 62% (12.5 vs. 7.7).

NBC is #1 for the night in metered-market households.

(source: data and information provided by NBC. NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.  Metered-market household ratings are live only.)