Against some tough competition on ABC with the American Music Awards, Sunday Night Football with what ended up being a good game between big market Philadelphia and Chicago won the primetime ratings on Sunday. It’s becoming obvious that Sunday Night Football is a ratings juggernaut for NBC and one of its few bright spots in its primetime lineup.
This is the press release:
“SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” POWERS NBC TO ANOTHER SUNDAY NIGHT VICTORY
SNF Top Rated Show of Sunday Night for Ninth Time in 10 Weeks
Tops American Music Awards on ABC by 22%
NEW YORK – Nov. 23, 2009 – Last night's "NBC Sunday Night Football" was the No. 1 broadcast on Sunday night for the ninth time in 10 weeks with the Eagles 24-20 win over the Bears. "SNF" was again the No. 1 show of the night in the metered markets (excludes overruns of NFL day games) on a night that faced original programming including ABC's American Music Awards, CBS's 60 Minutes and Amazing Race and Fox's Simpsons, Cleveland Show and Family Guy. Head-to-head from 8:30-11 p.m., "Sunday Night Football" out-rated the American Music Awards on ABC by 22 percent.
"Sunday Night Football" registered a 12.1 overnight rating and a 19 share (from 8:30-11:30 p.m. ET). That rating is off 10 percent from last year's Week 11 game, which featured an NFC East rivalry featuring the Cowboys and Redskins (13.5/20).
TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR SNF WEEK 11:
1. Chicago, 29.6/43
2. Philadelphia, 27.2/39
3. Las Vegas, 18.9/29
4. Nashville, 17.4/24
5. Norfolk, 15.8/22
T6. Dallas, 15.0/25
T6. Albuquerque, 15.0/22
8. Minneapolis, 14.8/23
9. New Orleans, 14.7/21
10. San Diego, 14.0/23
**Viewership numbers will be available when national ratings are released tomorrow.*