Weekend Ratings Roundup

CBS reports that its NFL national doubleheader on Sunday, which included the Patriots/Cowboys and Broncos/Raiders, ranked as the highest- rated NFL game in Week 5 with an average overnight metered market household rating/share of 16.4/32. That marks a 24% spike over last year’s 13.2/25 and ranks as CBS’s highest-rated NFL broadcast this season in the metered markets.

Facing a one-two punch of the Walking Dead and the MLB Postseason, NBC saw this week’s edition of Sunday Night Football hit a season low, notching a 13.1/22 in Nielsen overnight numbers. Still, that marked the franchise’s best score for an NFL primetime game vs. MLB Div. Series since 1997. The 13.1/22 for the Giants victory was up over last year’s Week 5 game, continuing its trend of year-to-year upticks so far this season. Top markets: 1. Sacramento 24.2/41; 2. SF 22.6/41; 3. Las Vegas 20.7/34; 4. WP Beach 16.9/27; 5. NY 16.8/27.

Related Stories

Multiple women accuse Freeman of inappropriate behavior

Multiple women accuse Freeman of inappropriate behavior

Multiple women have stepped forward to accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior on set, during press junkets and at his production company Revelations Entertainment. CNN, which broke the story, thus far has interviewed 16 people about Freeman as part of an investigation and revealed that Revelations co-founder Lori McCreary allegedly witnessed one such incident. Freeman […]

FloSports picks up Rugby Channel

FloSports adds Rugby Channel (Facebook)

FloSports inked a deal to bring The Rugby Channel under its umbrella from Rugby International Marketing. The deal immediately awards FloSports the rights to all matches previously under The Rugby Channel and brings 51 new competitions annually to FloRugby.com. FloSports also announced that World Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight will join FloRugby as a […]

NBC Sports, NHL Network prepare for Cup Finals

NBC Sports, NHL Network prepare for Cup Finals (Facebook)

The NHL’s Eastern Conference Final Game 7, which saw the Capitals advance to the Stanley Cup Final, helped push NBC Sports’ coverage of the playoffs to now average a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 1.206 million viewers, which stands as the most-watched playoffs in 21 years and up 7% over 2017. NBC Sports’ coverage of […]

GMA expands to three hours, The Chew canceled

GMA expanding to three hours

ABC’s Good Morning America is expanding to three hours, with the addition airing at 1p EDT and noon CDT/PDT. “We believe there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney|ABC Television. But something’s gotta give – while Live With Kelly […]