Three for Three- NFL Remains Supreme in the Ratings

Replacement referees or not, the NFL is still a ratings winner through three weeks of the season.

NFL games were the top-two rated programs on television this week, with the late CBS game on Sunday (Houston/Denver or Pittsburgh/Oakland) coming out on top and the Sunday Night Football telecast on NBC of Patriots/Ravens coming in at number two.

Once again NFL action was number one in all 30 NFL markets.  Here is the breakdown:

Week of 9/17–9/23  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

Pittsburgh Steelers at Raiders

9/23/12

47.1

70

1

New Orleans Chiefs at Saints

9/23/12

44.0

66

1

Denver Broncos at Falcons

9/17/12

40.3

60

1

Baltimore Patriots at Ravens

9/23/12

37.4

56

1

Boston Patriots at Ravens

9/23/12

36.1

57

1

Buffalo Bills at Browns

9/23/12

35.4

59

1

Indianapolis Jaguars at Colts

9/23/12

34.8

59

1

Kansas City Chiefs at Saints

9/23/12

33.3

59

1

Minneapolis 49ers at Vikings

9/23/12

32.6

68

1

Cincinnati Bengals at Redskins

9/23/12

29.6

53

1

Atlanta Broncos at Falcons

9/17/12

28.8

44

1

Dallas Bucs at Cowboys

9/23/12

28.7

56

1

Houston Texans at Broncos

9/23/12

28.1

48

1

Cleveland Bills at Browns

9/23/12

27.3

52

1

Charlotte Giants at Panthers

9/23/12

26.6

42

1

Nashville Lions at Titans

9/23/12

26.4

45

1

Philadelphia Eagles at Cardinals

9/23/12

25.5

42

1

Chicago Rams at Bears

9/23/12

25.4

51

1

Washington, DC Bengals at Redskins

9/23/12

24.6

49

1

Detroit Lions at Titans

9/23/12

24.2

47

1

Phoenix Eagles at Cardinals

9/23/12

22.5

43

1

Jacksonville Jaguars at Colts

9/23/12

21.6

38

1

St. Louis Rams at Bears

9/23/12

20.8

40

1

Miami Jets at Dolphins

9/23/12

19.6

40

1

San Diego Broncos at Falcons

9/17/12

17.3

29

1

Milwaukee Texans at Broncos

9/23/12

16.8

29

1

San Fran-Oakland 49ers at Vikings

9/23/12

16.5

44

1

New York Jets at Dolphins

9/23/12

15.4

34

1

Tampa Bucs at Cowboys

9/23/12

15.2

31

1

Seattle Patriots at Ravens

9/23/12

13.2

25

1

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company