Topic: Sunday Night Football

Despite Declines, ‘American Idol’ Remains Dominant Season 11 premiere draws a 7.4 in the demo

Season 11 of American Idol got off to a somewhat rocky start as the two-hour premiere failed to live up to last year’s debut. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the…

January 19, 2012, 12:57 PM EST

NFL Posts Smash-Mouth Broadcast Ratings Regular-season deliveries echo 2010 performance

The National Football League enjoyed another robust broadcasting season, as ratings for the NBC, Fox and CBS packages were consistent with the stellar 2010 campaign. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, NBC’s Sunday…

January 6, 2012, 4:47 PM EST

Tough Sledding for Broadcast TV Nearly three-quarters of returning series face ratings shortfalls

In what’s shaping up to be an annus horribilis for the broadcast networks, ratings for returning series are plummeting and only a few newcomers are finding an audience. Eleven weeks into…

December 15, 2011, 7:43 AM EST

NFL Hammers Out Nine-Year Rights Renewals With NBC, CBS, Fox Broadcast partners each ante up $1 billion per year

The National Football League on Wednesday renewed its media rights deals with all three legacy broadcast partners, signing pacts with NBC, CBS and Fox that could add up to as…

December 14, 2011, 5:52 PM EST

At the Half, the NFL Is on a Record Pace Ratings, revenue up for league’s broadcast partners

It’s halftime of the 2011-12 NFL season, and the league’s broadcast partners are putting up big numbers on both sides of the ball. Through the first nine weeks of this year’s…

November 10, 2011, 7:13 AM EST

Moneyball: Game 4 of World Series Tops ‘Sunday Night Football’ Rangers blank Cards, beat Saints-Colts

For the first time in memory, the World Series has outdelivered the NFL in head-to-head competition. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings, Fox’s coverage of Game 4 of the Cardinals-Rangers series averaged…

October 25, 2011, 6:32 AM EDT

NFL, the Only Game in Town Pro football dominates fall TV ratings

If there was ever any doubt that television is merely a delivery system for the National Football League, the ratings through Week 6 of the 2011-12 campaign should put any…

October 20, 2011, 6:46 AM EDT

Data Points: Tailgate Time The new NFL season is two weeks in and Americans are watching, if not always recording, their football

Almost two-thirds of U.S. adults say they watch NFL football—a quarter for as much as six to 10 hours a week. The latest Adweek/Harris poll finds that football fans tend…

September 28, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

New Thursday NFL Package Sidelined Commissioner doubts talks will resume next year

A clutch of cable networks was in hot pursuit of a new eight-game NFL TV rights package, but the league has faked its suitors out of their jocks with a…

September 27, 2011, 6:49 AM EDT

NFL Puts Up Big Numbers in Week 1 NBC, CBS draw a crowd with Sunday football

Any worries that the four-month NFL lockout may have put a damper on fan enthusiasm were dispelled this weekend, as the league’s four broadcast partners put up huge ratings in…

September 14, 2011, 6:52 AM EDT