Here's your weekly look at NFL ratings, which shows the pure dominance of the league from a local and national level.
Despite a change in lineup, The NFL Today still couldn't catch Fox NFL Sunday. Fox defeated CBS by a score of 3.3 to 2.5.
CBS (Regional Window)
The Eye Network had a regional window that they tried to boost by sending studio commentators out to game sites. The Pittsburgh/Jets and Jacksonville/Denver-led window seemingly wasn't boosted, however, as CBS drew a 10.9 overnight. This was down five percent from the comparable window last year, which drew an 11.5 and featured the Cowboys taking on the Ravens as the featured game.
Top 10 local markets for CBS regional window
|1. Kansas City||Oakland vs. Kansas City||42.1/72|
|2. Denver||Jacksonville vs. Denver||40.3/75|
|3. Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh vs. NY Jets||35.7/65|
|4. Seattle||Tennessee vs. Seattle||34.4/66|
|5. Cincinnati||Cincinnati vs. Buffalo||32.4/57|
|6. Buffalo||Cincinnati vs. Buffalo||32.1/62|
|7. Nashville||Tennessee vs. Seattle||26.8/48|
|8. Dayton||Cincinnati vs. Buffalo||23.8/43|
|9. Jacksonville||Jacksonville vs. Denver||19.8/34|
|10. Sacramento||Oakland vs. Kansas City||14.4/33|
Fox (1 p.m. ET window)
Despite not having the New York market, Fox managed a slight improvement in this window. Fox featured Packers-Ravens and Eagles-Bucs, drawing an 11.6 rating, a slight uptick over the 11.5 from last season.
Top 10 local markets for Fox 1 p.m. ET window
|1. Milwaukee||Green Bay vs. Baltimore||40.9/75|
|2. Cleveland||Detroit vs. Cleveland||30.8/59|
|3. Baltimore||Green Bay vs. Baltimore||28.6/52|
|t4. Detroit||Detroit vs. Cleveland||27.5/57|
|t4. Minneapolis||Carolina vs. Minnesota||27.5/63|
|6. Houston||St. Louis vs. Houston||24.6/50|
|7. Philadelphia||Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay||24.5/51|
|8. Charlotte||Carolina vs. Minnesota||24.1/48|
|9. Tampa Bay||Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay||19.9/43|
|10. New Orleans||Green Bay vs. Baltimore||19.1/31|
Fox (America's Game of the Week Window)
Fox had a stunning comeback from Tom Brady and the Patriots over Drew Brees and the Saints late on Sunday. It probably helped that Boston was so tuned into Fox anyway, given they'd be televising the Red Sox's ALCS game against the Tigers shortly after Saints-Pats. Fox drew a 17.5 overnight, up eight percent from Giants-49ers last season (16.1).
Top 5 local markets for Fox late window
|1. New Orleans||New Orleans vs. New England||52.8/73|
|2. Providence||New Orleans vs. New England||36.0/58|
|3. Boston||New Orleans vs. New England||35.1/62|
|4. Phoenix||Arizona vs. San Francisco||23.1/46|
|5. Sacramento||Arizona vs. San Francisco||22.5/47|
NBC (Sunday Night Football)
Despite facing competition from The Walking Dead and the AL Championship Series, NBC saw growth for SNF over last season. NBC hit a 13.6 rating for Redskins-Cowboys, up seven percent from last year's game, which was notably a blowout win for the Packers over the Texans.
Top 5 local markets for Sunday Night Football
|5. San Antonio||24.7/39|