49ers-Patriots game draws viewership over 23 million

49ers-Patriots game draws viewership over 23 million
December 18, 2012, 3:15 pm
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NEW YORK -- Sunday Night Football on NBC, featuring the 49ers 41-34 victory over the Patriots, drew 23.2 million viewers, up 40% from last year’s Week 15 game (Ravens-Chargers, 16.6 million). It is the second most-watched SNF game this season.

The 49ers-Patriots Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC was the most-watched and highest-rated primetime show on Sunday Night.

Through 15 weeks, Sunday Night Football on NBC is averaging 21.0 million viewers, tied with 2011 as the second most-watched in SNF’s seven-year history on NBC. The 15-week (17-game) household rating of 12.6/20 is just one percent below last year’s 12.7/20. Sunday Night Football on NBC has now surpassed 20.5 million 10 times, tying 2010 for the most in the seven-year history.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC THROUGH 15 WEEKS:
Year  Viewers  HH Rating/Share
2012 21.0 million, 12.6/20
2011 21.0 million, 12.7/20
2010 21.9 million, 13.1/21
2009 19.6 million, 11.9/19
2008 16.6 million, 10.2/16
2007 16.1 million, 10.1/16
2006 17.4 million, 11.2/18

TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR 49ERS-PATRIOTS:
1. Boston  36.8/54
2. Providence  31.4/45
3. Sacramento  26.9/42
4. San Francisco  26.8/47
5. Las Vegas  20.4/30
6. Seattle  20.1/35
7. New Orleans  19.3/26
8. Milwaukee  18.8/28
9. Denver  18.0/29
10. Norfolk  17.7/25

Courtesy NBC media services

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