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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|3. New Orleans||15.9/23|
|8. Las Vegas||14.8/22|
|9. Kansas City||14.6/23|