At the Halfway Mark, NFL Viewership Still Number One

The NFL today released viewership figures for the first half of the 2012 season, and the league has never been as popular with television audiences.

Through nine weeks 172 million people have tuned into NFL action, and NFL games account for the top 14 television programs thus far this fall television season.  Sunday Night Football is the number one show of the year thus far with Monday Night Football the number one program on cable.

Once again last week NFL action was the top rated program in 27 of the 29 NFL local markets:

Week of 10/29-11/4  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

Pittsburgh Steelers at Giants

11/4/12

50.1

73

1

Milwaukee Cardinals at Packers

11/4/12

43.3

71

1

Indianapolis Dolphins at Colts

11/4/12

36.6

60

1

Denver Broncos at Bengals

11/4/12

33.0

67

1

Buffalo Bills at Texans

11/4/12

32.6

56

1

Minneapolis Vikings at Seahawks

11/4/12

32.0

58

1

Atlanta Cowboys at Falcons

11/4/12

31.1

45

1

Dallas Cowboys at Falcons

11/4/12

30.9

48

1

Cleveland Ravens at Browns

11/4/12

30.3

53

1

Baltimore Ravens at Browns

11/4/12

30.2

52

1

Cincinnati Broncos at Bengals

11/4/12

29.1

52

1

San Diego Chiefs at Chargers

11/1/12

28.4

46

1

Chicago Bears at Titans

11/4/12

28.0

56

1

Seattle Vikings at Seahawks

11/4/12

27.8

56

1

Detroit Lions at Jaguars

11/4/12

24.7

46

1

Kansas City Chiefs at Chargers

11/1/12

23.8

37

1

Houston Bills at Texans

11/4/12

23.4

50

1

Charlotte Panthers at Redskins

11/4/12

23.2

41

1

Washington, DC Panthers at Redskins

11/4/12

21.8

44

1

Phoenix 49ers at Cardinals

10/29/12

20.3

32

1

Philadelphia Steelers at Giants

11/4/12

19.9

32

1

Miami Dolphins at Colts

11/4/12

19.6

42

1

San Fran-Oakland 49ers at Cardinals

10/29/12

18.0

34

1

Jacksonville Lions at Jaguars

11/4/12

17.2

30

1

New England Steelers at Giants

11/4/12

16.0

27

1

Tampa Buccaneers at Raiders

11/4/12

15.3

26

1

St. Louis Steelers at Giants

11/4/12

14.2

25

1