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


Another week, another win for Fox NFL Sunday, which beat CBS's The NFL Today 3.2 to 2.6.

Fox (Regional Window)

Fox's 12.8 rating was not only up 13 percent from their regional set last year (featuring Panthers-Redskins at the start of the RGIII rage and Cardinals-Packers), but the highest-rated such window for the network since November of 2005.

None of the games Fox aired were particularly vaunted, but they had some decent games either featuring big markets (New York, Philly, Dallas) or markets where people are nuts about the team (New Orleans, Seattle, Minnesota). I mean, seriously, check out how much of New Orleans saw the Jets beat the Saints.


Market Game Rating
1. New Orleans New Orleans vs. NY Jets 48.9/74
2. Seattle Tampa Bay vs. Seattle 36.7/67
3. Minneapolis Minnesota vs. Dallas 29.7/62
4. Dallas Minnesota vs. Dallas 26.5/54
5. Philadelphia Philadelphia vs. Oakland 24.6/40
6. Charlotte Atlanta vs. Carolina 24.1/47
7. San Antonio Minnesota vs. Dallas 19.1/41
8. Greensboro Atlanta vs. Carolina 18.6/33
9. Tampa Bay Tampa Bay vs. Seattle 18.2/30
10. Austin Minnesota vs. Dallas 17.1/38

CBS (1 p.m. ET Window) 24.6/40

Not a great window, and without either the New York or Dallas markets, CBS dropped 13 percent from their 1 p.m. ET window in Week 9 of 2012. That window featured Peyton and the Broncos in Cincinnati, as well as the eventual Super Bowl-champion Ravens. 

Market Game Rating
1. Kansas City Kansas City vs. Buffalo 44.7/73
2. Buffalo Kansas City vs. Buffalo 33.1/60
3. Washington San Diego vs. Washington 27.0/55
4. Nashville Tennessee vs. St. Louis 24.5/43
5. San Diego San Diego vs. Washington 23.2/52
6. St. Louis Tennessee vs. St. Louis 16.7/35
7. Baltimore San Diego vs. Washington 16.0/31
8. Sacramento Kansas City vs. Buffalo 15.4/35
9. Denver Kansas City vs. Buffalo 15.1/39
10. Ft. Myers Kansas City vs. Buffalo 13.8/29

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

Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger doesn't quite have the muscle it used to, as Steelers-Patriots (with Ravens-Browns as a 'B' game) was down three percent from CBS' Steelers-Giants telecast in the same window last year. The window hit a 15.4 overnight.

Market Game Rating
1. Boston Pittsburgh vs. New England 39.9/62
2. Pittsburgh Pittsburgh vs. New England 38.4/59
3. Baltimore Baltimore vs. Cleveland 35.8/54
4. Cleveland Baltimore vs. Cleveland 33.4/56
5. Providence Pittsburgh vs. New England 32.0/50
6. Dayton Baltimore vs. Cleveland 21.5/34
7. Kansas City Pittsburgh vs. New England 21.0/36
8. Norfolk Pittsburgh vs. New England 19.3/29
9. Columbus Baltimore vs. Cleveland 19.1/33
10. Indianapolis Pittsburgh vs. New England 18.6/30

NBC (Sunday Night Football)

It was an exciting game, and filled with an incredibly tense moment (the collapse of Texans head coach Gary Kubiak) but SNF was well down this week. The game drew an 11.4 overnight, a drop of 21 percent from Cowboys-Falcons on Sunday night of last year.

Market Rating
1. Indianapolis 36.4/53
2. Houston 31.8/47
3. New Orleans 15.9/23
4. Richmond 15.8/24
5. Seattle 14.8/25
6. Milwaukee 14.8/24
7. Sacramento 14.8/23
8. Las Vegas 14.8/22
9. Kansas City 14.6/23
10. Albuquerque 14.5/22


About Steve Lepore

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

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