NFL Ratings, Week 8: A bummer weekend leads to bummer ratings

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Here's your weekly look at NFL ratings, which shows the pure dominance of the league from a local and national level.

CBS (Regional Window)

Overnight ratings were not available for CBS' regional window this week.

Top 10 local markets for CBS' regional window

Market Game Rating
1. New Orleans Buffalo vs. New Orleans 44.7/69
2. Kansas City Cleveland vs. Kansas City 41.4/71
3. Pittsburgh Pittsburgh vs. Oakland 35.1/57
4. Boston Miami vs. New England 33.5/58
5. Cincinnati NY Jets vs. Cincinnati 31.5/52
6. Cleveland Cleveland vs. Kansas City 27.8/53
7. Providence Miami vs. New England 26.5/49
8. Dayton NY Jets vs. Cincinnati 19.3/33
9. Miami Miami vs. New England 17.5/38
10. West Palm Beach Miami vs. New England 16.7/32

Fox (1 p.m. ET Window) 

Fox had a decent slate. A key Lions-Cowboys showdown with a crazy finish aired in most of the country, with big markets like New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco also in the window. Still, the game set the trend for the day, being down just under two percent from last year's window. That window featured markets like Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington and Pittsburgh.

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Top 10 local markets for Fox's 1 p.m. ET window

Market Game Rating
1. Detroit Dallas vs. Detroit 27.8/54
2. Dallas Dallas vs. Detroit 27.7/52
3. Philadelphia NY Giants vs. Philadelphia 22.2/44
4. San Antonio Dallas vs. Detroit 20.7/43
5. Sacramento San Francisco vs. Jacksonville 19.6/40
6. Bay Area (SF/OAK/SJ) San Francisco vs. Jacksonville 18.7/48
7. Austin Dallas vs. Detroit 18.6/39
8. Washington Dallas vs. Detroit 17.4/39
9. Norfolk NY Giants vs. Philadelphia 17.3/30
10. Milwaukee Dallas vs. Detroit 17.2/36

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

Washington-Denver didn't do too badly, considering it featured a 2-4 team heading in. RGIII vs. Peyton remained surprisingly close, with the DC football club leading by 14 at one point before Manning held on to win. Still, the game's (also, Atlanta-Arizona aired in a few markets) 17.5 rating couldn't top last year's window, which was mostly Giants-Cowboys.

Top 10 local markets for Fox's 4:25 p.m. ET Window

Market Game Rating
1. Denver Washington vs. Denver 40.7/75
2. Washington Washington vs. Denver 33.6/57
3. Richmond Washington vs. Denver 25.6/41
4. Albuquerque Washington vs. Denver 22.0/39
5. Phoenix Atlanta vs. Arizona 21.8/44
6. Milwaukee Washington vs. Denver 21.7/38
7. Norfolk Washington vs. Denver 21.6/33
8. Indianapolis Washington vs. Denver 21.5/35
9. New Orleans Washington vs. Denver 21.0/32
10. Memphis Washington vs. Denver 20.0/30

NBC (Sunday Night Football)

SNF got beaten by the World Series in the overnights, 10.5 to 10.3, but will likely win among total viewers and among adults 18-49. The game, Vikings-Packers, was down nine percent from a fairly weak Saints team taking on Peyton and the Broncos. 

Top 10 local markets for Sunday Night Football

Market Rating
1. Milwaukee 48.2/65
2. Minneapolis 41.8/59
3. New Orleans 16.7/23
4. Indianapolis 14.8/23
5. Richmond 13.4/19
6. Seattle 13.1/22
7. Las Vegas 12.7/20
8. Denver 12.6/21
9. Sacramento 12.5/20
10. Chicago 12.3/20

 

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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