Here's your weekly look at NFL ratings, which shows the pure dominance of the league from a local and national level. Pregame ratings for The NFL Today on CBS were unavailable.
CBS (Regional Window)
National overnight ratings for The NFL on CBS were unavailable, so we're left with local numbers. This week, instead of what I usually do -- posting the top 10 markets -- I'll take a look at what each particular local market involved with a CBS game rated.
Local markets for CBS 1 and 4 p.m. ET regional window
|Indianapolis||Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville||34.0/57|
|Minneapolis||Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota||33.2/67|
|Buffalo||Baltimore vs. Buffalo||32.6/63|
|Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota||31.0/59|
|Baltimore||Baltimore vs. Buffalo||30.1/58|
|Cincinnati||Cincinnati vs. Cleveland||29.2/51|
|Nashville||NY Jets vs. Tennessee||28.5/44|
|Cleveland||Cincinnati vs. Cleveland||27.6/56|
|Jacksonville||Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville||16.4/33|
|New York||NY Jets vs. Tennessee||9.9/20|
Fox (1 p.m. ET Window)
Fox drew a 10.2 rating in the 1 p.m. ET window with four regional telecasts, with Seattle-Houston airing in most of the country, but also featuring games involving the Giants and Bears. This was up 4.1 percent from last year's window, which was headlined by the Jets and San Francisco playing a terrible game. Worth noting: despite their horrendous record, the Giants are still easily outrating the Jets.
Local markets for Fox 1 p.m. ET window
|Kansas City||NY Giants vs. Kansas City||39.0/71|
|Seattle||Seattle vs. Houston||36.1/68|
|Detroit||Chicago vs. Detroit||32.2/56|
|Chicago||Chicago vs. Detroit||29.9/60|
|Houston||Seattle vs. Houston||27.3/55|
|Tampa Bay||Arizona vs. Tampa Bay||20.3/39|
|Phoenix||Arizona vs. Tampa Bay||19.5/40|
|New York||NY Giants vs. Kansas City||14.9/34|
Fox (America's Game of the Week Window)
Fox split the nation into three NFC East vs. AFC West showdowns, with most of the country (69 percent) seeing the Eagles get blown out by Peyton Manning and the Broncos. The window drew an 18.5 rating, up 24.2 percent from last year's window, which featured Saints-Packers in most of the nation. Manning has now led Fox, CBS and NBC to their highest ratings of the season. Also, note the absurd local numbers in Denver.
Local markets for the Fox 4:25 p.m. ET window
|Denver||Philadelphia vs. Denver||39.8/77|
|Washington||Washington vs. Oakland||29.0/51|
|San Diego||Dallas vs. San Diego||27.5/55|
|Dallas||Dallas vs. San Diego||26.8/48|
|Philadelphia||Philadelphia vs. Denver||26.2/44|
|Bay Area||Washington vs. Oakland||12.3/33|
NBC (Sunday Night Football)
Despite taking on the Breaking Bad finale, the Homeland premiere and the return of primetime programming on ABC, CBS and Fox, Sunday Night Football won the night. That said, Patriots-Falcons still took a 12 percent drop from last year's Giants-Eagles broadcast, despite hitting massive ratings in Boston.
Top 10 local markets for Sunday Night Football
|4. New Orleans||25.5/35|
|7. San Diego||16.4/28|
|8. Las Vegas||16.0/26|