Opening with Sunday’s NFL numbers, FOX Sports scored big as its singleheader telecast delivered its best overnight score in four years, according to Nielsen, with a 13.2/29 metered market rating. That is up 39% from last year’s competitive window, while FOX NFL Sunday drew a 4.0/11, up 14%. Top markets were led by Milwaukee at a 40.6/74, followed by Baltimore, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Jacksonville.
The Texans’ win over the Patriots on NBC’s SNF notched a Total Audience Delivery average of 22.0 million viewers to rank as the most-watched Week 13 NBC SNF game in nine years. That marks a 21% uptick over last year’s Week 13 game, according to fast national data released by Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics. NBC’s Sunday Night Football is averaging 20.7 million viewers across all platforms this season – the best start for the series through Week 13 (15 games) since 2015, and up 4% from the same point last season.