Preseason NFL Game a Ratings Winner for NBC

Aug 9, 2010  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s broadcast of the first NFL preseason game, the Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Bengals, was the top draw in the Sunday night Nielsen ratings, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

At 7 p.m. the "Madden NFL 2010 Pigskin Pro-Am" on NBC had a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic, besting CBS’s "60 Minutes" with a 1.3 in the demo.

At 8 p.m. "Sunday Night Football" on NBC had a 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demo for the first hour, while CBS’s "Big Brother" collected a 2.4 in the demo. ABC’s "Scoundrels" managed only a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo.

The second hour of the game at 9 p.m. continued the strong results with a 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

The end of the game at 10 p.m. logged a 3.3 rating in the same demo, while ABC’s "The Gates" netted a 0.7.


  1. Well I know football outranks everything in our house! We were watching this game also, eagerly awaiting the new football season since last Feb. It’s no wonder the ratings for the first football game of the season were so high since the shows on during the summer have been so poor. Thank goodness for cable and DVR!

  2. I cant wait for Monday Night Football; they always seem to have some great matchups on Monday. Have you seen the 2010 nfl season schedule yet? Do you have your favorite to win the superbowl yet?

  3. Sorry for the huge review, but I’m really loving the nfl, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

  4. Nice blog subject. thanks for letting me add something!

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