NFL Ratings, Week 13: Broncos-Chiefs strikes for CBS

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Pregame

In one of the closer gaps of the year, Fox NFL Sunday only beat CBS' The NFL Today by a count of 2.9 to 2.5. Fox is usually well into the mid-3 range. CBS was also down a tick or two with a lighter Sunday than usual.

Fox (Regional Window)

Fox had a pretty weak regional slate, with not even a real lead game in most markets, perhaps Arizona-Philadelphia. They drew a 10.8 overnight in the regional window, down 20 percent from the similar window last year. 

Ironically enough, Buffalo led the way for the Bills home game played in Toronto.

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Market Game Rating
1. Buffalo Atlanta vs. Buffalo 33.3/50
2. Minneapolis Chicago vs. Minnesota 32.2/65
3. Chicago Chicago vs. Minnesota 28.5/56
4. Charlotte Tampa Bay vs. Carolina 27.8/54
5. Philadelphia Arizona vs. Philadelphia 27.4/51
6. Bay Area St. Louis vs. San Francisco 21.4/51
7. Phoenix Arizona vs. Philadelphia 20.6/42
8. Sacramento St. Louis vs. San Francisco 20.4/39
9. Greensboro Tampa Bay vs. Carolina 18.9/34
10. Milwaukee Chicago vs. Minnesota 18.0/39

CBS (1 p.m. ET Window)

CBS drew a 12.0 overnight for a regional window featuring New York, New England, Indianapolis and serving as the lead-in to a really popular game. That was CBS' best 1 p.m. ET window since November of 2011. They were up 17 percent from last year's window.

Market Game Rating
1. Indianapolis Tennessee vs. Indianapolis 35.7/61
2. Boston New England vs. Houston 33.9/63
3. Providence New England vs. Houston 30.2/46
4. Cleveland Jacksonville vs. Cleveland 29.5/54
5. Houston New England vs. Houston 24.7/51
6. Nashville Tennessee vs. Indianapolis 23.6/41
7. Jacksonville Jacksonville vs. Cleveland 22.1/38
8. Buffalo Miami vs. NY Jets 18.4/36
9. West Palm Beach Miami vs. NY Jets 18.2/36
10. Kansas City New England vs. Houston 17.1/35

CBS ("America's Game of the Week" Window)

CBS rode Peyton Manning's Broncos and the Chiefs to their highest rating of the season, with a 17.4 overnight. The window (which also featured Bengals-Chargers) was up 13 percent from a Steelers-Ravens-led window in 2012. 

Rating Game Market
1. Kansas City Denver vs. Kansas City 51.2/77
2. Denver Denver vs. Kansas City 45.8/78
3. Cincinnati Cincinnati vs. San Diego 36.8/56
4. Dayton Cincinnati vs. San Diego 28.8/45
5. Indianapolis Denver vs. Kansas City 27.9/44
6. Nashville Denver vs. Kansas City 24.2/38
7. Norfolk Denver vs. Kansas City 23.5/33
8. Providence Denver vs. Kansas City 23.0/34
9. Baltimore Denver vs. Kansas City 22.9/39
10. Knoxville Denver vs. Kansas City 22.8/34

NBC (Sunday Night Football

NBC got knocked quite a bit for sticking with the Giants and Washington on Sunday night, but they still drew a hefty 12.1 rating. That was higher than the number their Thanksgiving night game between the Steelers and Ravens hit (11.8) and only down 10 percent from last season's Eagles-Cowboys game. 

Market Rating
1. Washington 25.0/40
2. Richmond 23.4/33
3. New Orleans 19.5/27
4. Norfolk 18.3/27
5. Las Vegas 17.5/27
6. Baltimore 16.8/26
7. Greensboro 15.5/22
8. Seattle 15.1/25
9. Indianapolis 14.6/22
10. Sacramento 14.4/24

 

Steve Lepore

About Steve Lepore

Steve Lepore is a writer for Bloguin and a correspondent for SiriusXM NHL Network Radio.

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