Guess Which NFL Game Was the Most-Watched of the Current Season

Oct 18, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A highly anticipated NFL showdown that recently aired is the highest-rated and most-watched game of the current NFL season, according to Fox Sports.

The network announced that Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers clash on Fox delivered an average of 28 million total viewers along with a 15.8/30 household rating/share, according to Nielsen national figures, to claim the No. 1 spot in those metrics.

The game, won by the Cowboys, 30-16, aired on “America’s Game of the Week,” Fox’s late-afternoon window on NFL doubleheader Sundays. The Fox announcement notes that “AGOTW” has been the country’s highest-rated and most-watched television show for seven consecutive years.

“Through three telecasts, ‘AGOTW’ is averaging a 14.7/29 with 26.0 million viewers. While that is off just a touch from last year’s 15.2/30 (26.5 million viewers) on Fox, it still easily ranks as the highest-rated and most-watched program in all of television this year,” the announcement notes.

The network also noted that its NFL pregame show “Fox NFL Sunday” averaged a 3.0/8 and 4.6 million viewers in Week 6.

“Season-to-date, ‘Fox NFL Sunday’ is maintaining a healthy +24% lead over its direct competition, CBS’s ‘NFL Today’ (vs. 2.5/7 — 3.8 million viewers),” the announcement notes. “‘Fox NFL Kickoff,’ airing Sundays at 11:00 AM ET on Fox, is up +19% on viewership (1,193,000 vs. 1,005,000) and +14% on rating (0.8 vs. 0.7) compared to last year.”


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