Eagles-Giants Game Got Massive Ratings for NBC

Kyle Scott - October 1, 2012

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NBC announced today that the Eagles-Giants game was the highest-rated Week 4 Sunday Night Football game ever and the highest-rated primetime Week 4 game in 16 years, with a 15.6 rating.

NBC was also the highest-rated network last night, beating out ABC, CBS and FOX, on the first night of the primetime TV season. 

The top market for the game was, obviously, Philadelphia, where the game received a 31.8 rating and a 48 share, meaning 31% of all households with TVs in the area were tuned to the game, and 48% of all TVs that were on were tuned to NBC. Interestingly, Richmond, Norfolk and Las Vegas had higher ratings than New York, which had a 20.7 rating and 31 share. 

The Virginia viewers, of course, were the Michael Vick fans, and the Las Vegas folks were the gamblers.

To put this in perspective, the highest rated Phillies game ever on Comcast SportsNet, against Atlanta in 2010, received a 15.2 local rating, meaning that more than twice as many people watched the Eagles Week 4 game last night than the highest-rated local Phillies game ever.


  • Tornante October 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm


  • Sean October 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    ^^ not in Philly

  • Sherby October 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    you wonder why every year the EAGLES play the giants on SNF? wonder no more

  • The Original that guy October 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    #1 media market against #4 media market. Of course it was SNF

  • Todd Pratt October 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm


  • Ron Mexico October 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    College fb sucks you dumbass

  • Christian Stengal October 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I was watching gay porn

  • The Taggart House October 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Any news on eat dat pussy coming to Philly & xfinity live for the 1st time????
    I wonder if he got his dick sucked

  • Shane boxer October 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Do it again eisy, do it again

  • MrsCBsSIDEPIECE October 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I was banging Mrs CB

  • Ned Stark October 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I’d rather have that Dallas Chicago game break the ratings so the national audience can see what a pile of trash Tony Romo and his cowfags are. Fuck them, winter is coming…

  • fly EAGLES fly October 2, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Richmond has a lot of philly transplants living here, probably factored a lot into that number

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