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   Yes, thats right Dallas was the best TV ratings team in the NFL in 2008. All this talk about the Steelers being Americas' Team is silliness. I have put in 3 straight blogs that prove the Steelers are an imposter. Dallas is the Real Deal in the NFL! They led the league in sales and tv ratings in 2007 & 2008. The Giants were outsold as usual. This dispite a World Championship. The Dallas Cowboys are the league's backbone.

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 Network Builds Its Audience

December 19th, 2008 Posted in Global, Media And Entertainment, Nielsen News, Sports | 3 Comments

NFL games airing in primetime are breaking records this season, and they share one common denominator: the Dallas Cowboys.

First it was the thrilling September 15th matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN's Monday Night Football.  The Cowboys prevailed in a 41-37 shootout watched by 18.6 million viewers, the most ever for a cable program.

 

Then on Sunday, the Cowboys scored another television record, defeating the New York Giants in front of 23 million viewers on NBC - the most-watched game in the network's three year history broadcasting Sunday Night Football.  And which team played in each of the next two most highly rated SNF games this season? The Cowboys, of course.

Love them or hate them, Tony Romo, Terrell Owens, and their traveling football soap opera are delivering huge audiences for the networks this season. NBC's SNF and ESPN's MNF viewership are up 4.3% and 4.1 % respectively compared to the same time period last year, thanks in part to the power of the Cowboys' national brand.


NFL Network

Meanwhile, the NFL Network is banking on the Cowboys' primetime appeal as Dallas takes on the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night in a game that has playoff ramifications for both teams.

Sure enough the Dallas Cowboys delivered with best tv rating on NFL NETWORK for the season with a 3.4 and 5.8. See below....

2008 NFL TV numbers

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http://sportsmediawatch.blogspot.com/2009/01/nfl-numbers-game.html

Ratings for national NFL games during the 2008 regular season. Ratings
for games on cable (ESPN, NFL Network) are national ratings, unless
otherwise noted.

NFL ratings during 2008 season.
^: approximate; *: cable rating
Week 1
8.6, 13.5 mil: Washington/Giants (Thu., 9/4, 7 PM NBC)
13.0, N/A mil: Cowboys/Browns (Sun., 9/7, 4:15 PM FOX)
11.2, 18.4 mil: Bears/Colts (Sun., 9/7, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.9, 12.5 mil: Vikings/Packers (Mon., 9/8, 7 PM ESPN)
6.2, 9.7 mil: Broncos/Raiders (Mon., 9/8, 10:15 PM ESPN)

Week 2
15.3, 25.2 mil: Patriots/Jets (Sun., 9/14, 4:15 PM CBS)
10.8, 17.8 mil: Steelers/Browns (Sun., 9/14, 8:15 PM NBC)
11.3, 18.6 mil: Eagles/Cowboys (Mon., 9/15, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 3
12.0, 19.2 mil: Steelers/Eagles (Sun., 9/21, 4:15 PM CBS)
13.3, 22.2 mil: Cowboys/Packers (Sun., 9/21, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.5, 11.9 mil: Jets/Chargers (Mon., 9/22, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 4
13.0, 21.2 mil: Washington/Cowboys (Sun., 9/28, 4:15 PM FOX)
10.8, 17.3 mil: Eagles/Bears (Sun., 9/28, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.5, 11.8 mil: Ravens/Steelers (Mon., 9/29, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 5
12.6, 20.0 mil: Bengals/Cowboys (Sun., 10/5, 4:15 PM CBS)
8.8, 14.2 mil: Steelers/Jaguars (Sun., 10/5, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.1, 11.0 mil: Vikings/Saints (Mon., 10/6, 8:30 PM ESPN)

In week 5 Dallas had better ratings vs. the Bengals then the Steelers did vs. the Jaguars.

Week 6
14.7, 23.4 mil: Cowboys/Cardinals (Sun., 10/12, 4:15 PM FOX)
8.2, 13.1 mil: Patriots/Chargers (Sun., 10/12, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.2, 11.4 mil: Giants/Browns (Mon., 10/13, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 7
14.2, 23.2 mil: Colts/Packers (Sun., 10/19, 4:15 PM CBS)
6.3, 10.0 mil: Seahawks/Buccaneers (Sun., 10/19, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.0, 10.8 mil: Broncos/Patriots (Mon., 10/20, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 8
13.8, 22.3 mil: Giants/Steelers (Sun., 10/26, 4:15 PM FOX)
7.3, 11.6 mil: Colts/Titans (Mon., 10/27, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 9
14.3, 23.3 mil: Cowboys/Giants (Sun., 11/2, 4:15 PM FOX)
10.6, 16.7 mil: Patriots/Colts (Sun., 11/2, 8:15 PM NBC)
8.7, 14.2 mil: Steelers/Washington (Mon., 11/3, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 10
1.9, 3.1 mil: Broncos/Browns (Thu., 11/6, 8 PM NFL Network)
13.6, 22.4 mil: Colts/Steelers (Sun., 11/9, 4:15 PM CBS)
11.0, 17.6 mil: Giants/Eagles (Sun., 11/9, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.6, 11.9 mil: 49ers/Cardinals (Mon., 11/10, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 11
2.7, 4.4 mil: Jets/Patriots (Thu., 11/13, 8 PM NFL Network)
12.1, 19.7 mil: Chargers/Steelers (Sun., 11/16, 4:15 PM CBS)
11.6, 19.3 mil: Cowboys/Washington (Sun., 11/16, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.5, 11.6 mil: Browns/Bills (Mon., 11/17, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 12
2.1^, 3.2 mil: Bengals/Steelers (Thu., 11/20, 8 PM NFL Network)
14.5, 23.3 mil: Giants/Cardinals (Sun., 11/23, 4:15 PM FOX)
9.5, 15.2 mil: Colts/Chargers (Sun., 11/23, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.4, 11.4 mil: Packers/Saints (Mon., 11/24, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 13
N/A, N/A mil: Titans/Lions (Thu., 11/27, 12:30 PM CBS)
N/A, 22.7 mil: Seahawks/Cowboys (Thu., 11/27, 4:30 PM FOX)
1.9, 3.8 mil: Cardinals/Eagles (Thu., 11/27, 8 PM NFL Network)
15.4, 25.5 mil: Patriots/Steelers or Jets/Broncos (Sun., 11/30, 4:15
PM CBS)
9.6, 16.0 mil: Bears/Vikings (Sun., 11/30, 8:15 PM NBC)
5.9, 8.9 mil: Jaguars/Texans (Mon., 12/1, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 14
1.3, 1.9 mil: Raiders/Chargers (Thu., 12/4, 8 PM NFL Network)
15.6, 25.7 mil: Cowboys/Steelers (Sun., 12/7, 4:15 PM FOX
)
8.1, 13.3 mil: Washington/Ravens (Sun., 12/7, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.4, 11.6 mil: Buccaneers/Panthers (Mon., 12/8, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 15
2.3, 3.6 mil: Bears/Saints (Thu., 12/11, 8 PM NFL Network)
14.7, 24.4 mil: Ravens/Steelers (Sun., 12/14, 4:15 PM CBS)
13.7, 23.1 mil: Giants/Cowboys (Sun., 12/14, 8:15 PM NBC)
7.5*, 9.9 mil: Browns/Eagles (Mon., 12/15, 8:30 PM ESPN)

Week 16
2.4, 3.9 mil: Colts/Jaguars (Thu., 12/18, 8 PM NFL Network)
3.4, 5.8 mil: Ravens/Cowboys (Sat., 12/20, 8 PM NFL Network
)
11.8, 19.2 mil: Falcons/Vikings (Sun., 12/21, 4:15 PM FOX)
11.5, 18.9 mil: Panthers/Giants (Sun., 12/21, 8:15 PM NBC)
8.4, 13.8 mil: Packers/Bears (Mon., 12/22, 8:30 PM ESPN))

Week 17
12.4, 20.8 mil: Cowboys/Eagles (Sun., 12/28, 4:15 PM FOX)
7.7, 12.7 mil: Jets/Dolphins (Sun., 12/28, 4:15 PM CBS)
9.0, 14.9 mil: Broncos/Chargers (Sun., 12/28, 8:15 PM NBC)


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