CBS, Fox Blitz NFL Viewership Records

CBS and Fox both broke National Football League viewership records for their respective networks this season, with CBS averaging 17.2 million viewers per telecast and Fox averaging 19.1 million viewers per telecast, according to Nielsen Media Research fast nationals data.

CBS’ average viewers for its regular season NFL American Football Conference telecasts was up 6 percent over last year’s 16.2 million viewers and is the highest number of viewers for any network’s coverage of the AFC in 23 years.

Fox’s average viewers for its regular season NFL National Football Conference telecasts was up 12 percent over last year’s 17 million viewers, and the most since 1995, when Fox averaged 18.2 million viewers for its NFL/NFC telecasts.

Fox’s nine national games within its total games package of telecasts, averaged 26.2 million viewers, an NFL and Fox record.