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NFL TV Ratings - Ravens / Cowboys Panthers / Giants

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:42 AM

By Mike Reynolds

The contest, the finale at Texas Stadium, posted a 9.22 household cable rating, translating into some 5.76 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

At a 9.22, Ravens-Cowboys was tied with TBS’s presentation of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in which the Tampa Bay Rays took out the then-defending World Series titlist Boston Red Sox.

The ALCS game and the NFL contest -- in which Baltimore topped the ‘Boys 33-24 -- trailed only three ESPN Monday Night Football matchups as the highest-rated sports programming on cable in 2008. The MNF opener, the Sept. 8 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers, averaged a 9.27 household rating, while the election eve engagement, the Nov. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers-Washington Redskins contest, scored a 10.2 mark. The Sept. 15 matchup, in which Dallas did in the Philadelphia Eagles 41-37, pulled in a 13.27 mark, translating into 18.6 million viewers, the most ever for a live cable program and the second most in cable history behind the premiere of telefilm High School Musical 2.

In the Dallas DMA, NFL Network averaged a 7.6 household ratings (190,000 households), while garnering a 4.5 rating (50,000 households) in Baltimore.


By Nellie Andreeva

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast of the game between the Carolina Panthers at the New York Giants scored a 12.9 household rating/21 share in the meter markets, up 30% vs. the same night last year


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 12:07 PM

Not suprising, always alot of viewer when Americas Team plays. My guess is that it would have been higher if the NFL network had the market penetration and the same tier placement as ESPN.
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