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NFL Ratings, Week 15: Fox up, CBS, NBC down

Pregame

Same old, same old from the 12 p.m. ET hour. Fox NFL Sunday defeated CBS' The NFL Today by a count of 3.8 to 2.6. 

CBS (Regional Window)

While CBS did have a few buzzworthy games and teams (the Jets, Pats and Chiefs were all in this window), they didn't have the New York or Chicago markets early in the day, and dropped 21 percent from the similar window in 2012 (broadcast by Fox last year), finishing with a 10.8 overnight rating. 

Top Local Markets for CBS' Regional Window
Market Game Rating
1. Kansas City Kansas City vs. Oakland 44.3/70
2. Boston Miami vs. New England 34.7/59
3. Indianapolis Houston vs. Indianapolis 34.5/58
4. Charlotte NY Jets vs. Carolina 30.8/51
5. Buffalo Buffalo vs. Jacksonville 28.3/52
6. Providence Miami vs. New England 27.2/44
7. Greensboro NY Jets vs. Carolina 20.3/32
8. Jacksonville Buffalo vs. Jacksonville 19.1/35
9. Miami Miami vs. New England 18.6/44
10. West Palm Beach Miami vs. New England 18.1/35

Fox (1 p.m. ET Window)

Fox's 1 p.m. ET window drew a 11.1 overnight rating for a five-game regional window at 1 p.m. ET, up two percent from CBS' 1 p.m. ET window in 2012. 

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Top Markets for Fox's 1 p.m. ET Window
Market Game Rating
1. Seattle Seattle vs. NY Giants 38.2/70
2. Minneapolis Philadelphia vs. Minnesota 34.5/67
3. Chicago Chicago vs. Cleveland 31.8/59
4. Cleveland Chicago vs. Cleveland 31.6/55
5. Philadelphia Philadelphia vs. Minnesota 28.9/52
6. Milwaukee Chicago vs. Cleveland 25.8/49
7. Sacramento San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay 22.5/44
8. Washington Washington vs. Atlanta 22.0/46
9. SJ-OAK-SF San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay 20.8/51
10. New Orleans Seattle vs. NY Giants 20.1/32

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

Fox had a wacky, wild Packers-Cowboys game featured in most of America in the late window, though they also had the Saints in a separate game, and a completely separate overtime thrille between the Cardinals and Titans as well. The window hit an 18.1 overnight rating, up 17 percent from Steelers-Cowboys in 2012 on CBS. 

Top Markets for Fox's 4:25 p.m. ET Window
Market Game Rating
1. New Orleans New Orlenas vs. St. Louis 46.7/64
2. Milwaukee Green Bay vs. Dallas 43.2/66
3. Dallas Green Bay vs. Dallas 28.2/54
4. Nashville Arizona vs. Tennessee 24.7/38
5. Phoenix Arizona vs. Tennessee 23.7/45
6. San Antonio Green Bay vs. Dallas 22.3/41
7. Minneapolis Green Bay vs. Dallas 21.2/40
8. Austin Green Bay vs. Dallas 21.1/40
9. Richmond Green Bay vs. Dallas 21.0/34
10. Norfolk Green Bay vs. Dallas 21.0/32

NBC (Sunday Night Football

Sunday Night Football drew a 10.9 rating, down 28 percent from 49ers-Patriots in 20112, though there are a couple of caveats to that. 49ers-Pats turned into a wild, overtime thriller, and also featured President Obama's comments from Newtown, CT following those tragidies. Still, SNF was a blowout early, which likely hurt the game's chances. 

Top Markets for NBC's Sunday Night Football
Market Rating
1. Pittsburgh 39.4/54
2. Cincinnati 33.2/48
3. Dayton 22.2/33
4. Baltimore 17.1/27
5. Las Vegas 15.4/24
6. Richmond 15.1/23
7. Charlotte 14.4/24
8. Columbus 14.4/23
9. Denver 13.8/25
10. Norfolk 13.6/21

 

Steve Lepore

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

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